Originally Posted by Banglar Lathial
You need to consult the various books on this topic, all have references to the empirical evidence. IQ is a very old concept, and globally tests have been done since the 1930's. One pattern is clear: IQ is positively correlated with a societies standard of living, and contribution to the arts and sciences. Unless one's nation is gifted with resource.
You can deny the evidence via semantics, but by simple observation the nations that are building and designing your cars, engines, computers have a greater emphasis on education and top the IQ charts.
There are also Bengali people in India. Tests have been carried out on various Indian states. Please consult google.
Also you may be surprised to know IQ is inversely correlated with Religiosity according to studies.
Here is a wiki article with references.
Religiosity and intelligence - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Originally Posted by S-19
Well that is up to speculation. The chicken and egg argument resurfaces. Are these societies in their current state due to lack of a higher average IQ or is their average IQ the effect of their current living conditions.
As a note intelligent societies are generally better are group work. The world witnessed how the Japanese handled their recent disaster, in comparison to Haiti, which today still lays filled with debris.
Originally Posted by kalu_miah
you are confusing intelligence with morality.