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Post time 2013-4-6 04:39:40 |Display all floors
This post was edited by Punicalagin at 2013-4-6 04:40

Jewish IQ


The area of Jewish IQ has attracted quite a bit of research since my review in 1994. My estimate of an IQ of 115 for Ashkenazi Jews is higher than estimates based on more recent data. Richard Lynn’s work is exemplary: Lynn finds that Ashkenazi Jews in Britain and the US have average IQ’s of 110.7 and 110.4 respectively, and I am happy to accept those figures.


Assuming those averages, then one would expect there would be 4 times the proportion of Jews with >130 IQ and 6 times the proportion of Jews with >145 IQ. As Lynn notes, this goes some way to explaining Jewish overrepresentation among academic elites in the US and Britain (by factors of 7.0 and 7.6 respectively) and among winners of Nobel prizes (by factors of 8.0 and 12.3 respectively).


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In fact, even assuming those proportions, because Jews are such a small percentage of the population, there are far more European-Americans and native Brits with IQ’s above either 130 or 145. And, also consistent with my 1994 analysis, there are far more non-Jews among Nobel prize winners than Jews.


In fact, if we take an IQ of 145 as a cutoff for genius and assume that Jews were around 3.4% of the White US population in 1950, there were nearly 4 times more non-Jewish White geniuses in the US than Jewish geniuses. If we use 130 as a benchmark for at least vastly easing the path to upward mobility, there were over 6 times more non-Jewish Whites in this category than Jews. And there would have been a much greater disparity in England where Jews were less than 1% of the population.


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For example, even correcting for IQ, Jews are massively overrepresented at Ivy League universities compared to Whites. In 1998, Jews represented around 25–33% of Harvard undergraduates compared to around 25% non-Jewish Whites. In 2000 the Jewish population was around 3% of the non-Hispanic White population. On the basis of IQ, the ratio of non-Jewish Whites to Jews should be around 7 to 1 (IQ >130) or  4.5 to 1 (IQ > 145). Instead, the ratio was at most 1 to 1. But even this may underestimate the gap because it’s hard to believe that all Harvard students have at least an IQ of 130. [ . . . ]


And what, then, to make of Jewish representation of 60% in studies of the American media elite?


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The “rise of the Jews” — Albert Lindemann’s term resulted ultimately from a Jewish population explosion among Hasidic and other fundamentalist Jews in Eastern Europe. But Eastern Europe remained a relative backwater compared to Western Europe and America despite the fact that, as Yuri Slezkine has shown, Jews completely dominated the economic and cultural life in those areas, at least until World War II.


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Post time 2013-4-6 04:41:46 |Display all floors
This post was edited by Punicalagin at 2013-4-6 04:43

What this information above tells us is that while having a high verbal IQ is important for success, one also needs a high visuospatial IQ and high non-verbal IQ as well to maximize success.

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Post time 2013-4-6 04:45:46 |Display all floors
The source for this data on the opening post of this thread is http://www.theoccidentalobserver.net/2009/04/macdonald-gottfried/

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Post time 2013-4-6 04:47:46 |Display all floors
This post was edited by Punicalagin at 2013-4-6 04:52

According to Wikipedia:

They [Ashkenazi] have high verbal and mathematical scores, while their visuospatial abilities are typically somewhat lower, by about one half standard deviation, than the European average.[50]

This may explain why Jews are not the best technological and scientific inventors, but do very well in legal professions, writing, speaking, politics, serving as cultural leaders, entertainment media, etc.  

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Post time 2013-4-6 05:02:40 |Display all floors
This post was edited by Punicalagin at 2013-4-6 05:04

Wikipedia also says that:

Asians score relatively higher on visuospatial than on verbal subtests.

Is this why people from China have a hard time expressing their ideas?  It just goes to show that verbal IQ is just as important as the other types.

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Post time 2013-4-6 05:36:44 |Display all floors

On the high intelligence and cognitive achievements of Jews in Britain


Richard Lynn and David Longley


Intelligence, 36, 541–547, 2006.


Abstract


A number of studies in the United States have found that Jews obtain higher average IQs than

white gentiles. This paper examines whether this is also the case in Britain. Three early studies

are summarized that found that Jews in Britain have mean IQs in the range of 110–113. New

data are presented for two nationally representative samples of 7–16 year olds in which Jews had

mean IQs of 108.5 and 107.7. Taking all five studies into account, it is proposed that the best

reading of the IQ of Jews in Britain is 110. It is proposed that the best reading of the IQ of Jews

in the United States is 109.5. Data are presented for the numbers of Jewish Fellows of the Royal

Society in relation to their proportion in the population. It is found that Jews were overrepresented

by a factor of 3.7 in the years 1901 through 1940 and by a factor of 7.6 in the years

1950 through 2003. Data are also presented for the numbers Jewish Nobel prize-winners in

Britain and the United States for 1901 through 2003. It is shown that Jews are over-represented

among Nobel prize-winners by a factor of 8.0 in Britain and 12.3 in the United States. It is

proposed that the over-representation of Jews among Nobel prize-winners can be partly

explained by the higher average Jewish


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Post time 2013-4-6 05:39:30 |Display all floors
This post was edited by Punicalagin at 2013-4-6 05:54

Funny: my IQ is 110 also, but I also score half a standard deviation below the White average on the visuospatial IQ subtest.  It was my very high verbal IQ subtest score that pulled me up to 110.  

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