I agree with what most Carsharp
said, and almost totally disgree with the rest.
Pls don't get personal, since we are talking about average
IQ here, not individual
IQ, for which any of you guy might be higher than me, or not, that's not important.
That said, I see plenty of elementary mistakes here , either on related knowledge set or logic.
Here are the basics:
1. IQ may not fully test ones' intelligence, but it's the single best
coefficient that humans have thus far to predict one's overall true intelligence, whatever that is.
2. IQ is inheritable, is by and large decided by genes. Many IQ tests have been conducted exclusively on age group between 5 and 12, or even younger, to demostrate one's innate IQ has only a little
to do with temporar nutrition, education level, cultural influence ( what could be the impact of those on a 5-year-old? ridiculous. ), but much much more to do with genes - so caled "you're born with it." Since different races with different genes settle in different geographic areas and form states/countries mostly of their won kind, so IQ-gene-race-region is highly correlated. Is that so hard to understand or what?
3. IQ can be affected by environment, so called Flynn Effect, but only limited, half-dozen IQ points or so as far as I'm aware. And there's recent phenomena called Reverse Flynn Effect as well which casts serious doubt on the overall impact of still limited Flynn Effect.
This should be easy to undetstand, for if envionment is anything close to significant, why
Blacks living in N America and Europe (the UK) for 100s for years - the same enviroment as whites, still have significant low IQ? Why
East Asians, everever they live around the globe having the same environment, nutrition, education level, culture, language as the local population , in good or bad places ( whether in early dirt poor settlements in SanFrancisco, in Brazil, Fiji, or in Indonesia, South Africa or Europe, etc.) all have the same average IQ? Why
starving Korean infants adropted by whites (mostly) and blacks (in some cases) of the US after the Korea War, speaking no Korea but only English, living in different environment ( rich white families or poor black families) on average still have high IQ than Whites, and much higher than blacks? these kinds of studies /research are abundent...
4. education level, numbers of universities, density of population, city or rural environment, local desease level, parasitic infection in brains, etc of course have some correlations with IQ. In fact almost anything could have some degrees of correlations with IQ, e.g. the intensity of sunlight, the density oif trees around, the materials of the hourse they live in, the timing of how they feed themselves of any day, intensity level of sexual activities... I can go on and on to name a zillion reasons/factors as casual excuses, if the so -called "more worms in the brain" doesn't work. But the fact remains, as CardSharp
put it already earlier: they are cause and effect. The OP article is therefore reversing effect for the cause - an ridiculous fallacy of primary school level.
In the pre-historic times, were the smart people the ones who have choosen to avoid places with high level of deseases to settle, and lived together in groups (later called "city") to have higher chance of survival? ; or in the pre-historic time, cities and education ( built by Martians must be?) made these people smarter later on? The answers seem obvious, don't they?
By the way, Luftwaffe
"indian IT" one of the top 5 in the world?
In what measure top 5 or even anything remotely close to top 5?, may I ask? total number of innovations? total # of IT patents? # of patents per cap? The size of India IT software market? or the size of India's IT hardwre market? The size of IT-related Stock market? Or the number of IT-related high tech gargets India invent or made...? or what? You've been brainwashed by Inida's own propanganda into believing India's IT is a "giant". India's IT is a gaint of outsourcing only- which is mostly decided by labour cost. Without US and UK's outsourcing call centers, you'll see almost nothing significant there.