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I believe statement A is true, but not statement B 2 3.77%
I believe statement B is true, but not statement A 10 18.87%
I believe both statements are true 15 28.30%
I believe both statements are not true 21 39.62%
I think 42 other races should have been included in the question 5 9.43%
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As far as the evidence is concerned, the existence of g
is scientifically indisputable. The black IQ curve is considerably skewed to the right and the ceiling effects come into play later. So in other words the median of Black IQ is for sure < then white. But there are Black baby Geniuses out there just not Obama maybe Clarence Thomas?
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interesting that reaction time is correlated with IQ
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As far as the evidence is concerned, the existence of g
is scientifically indisputable. The black IQ curve is considerably skewed to the right and the ceiling effects come into play later. So in other words the median of Black IQ is for sure < then white. But there are Black baby Geniuses out there just not Obama maybe Clarence Thomas?
I wonder what sort of IQ is indicated by poor grammar and a lack of punctuation.
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That's not genetic, it's environmental. JMO, of course.
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Seen on Facebook.....If Zimmerman is a white hispanic does that make Obama a black Caucasian?
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I'm curious about the people that said they believe in B, but not A.

Why are you willing to believe that genetics can impact one aspect of a persons physical makeup, but not another (that is, assuming the brain is just another part of ones physiology).

Does it just feel too "racist" to agree with A?, but not racist to agree with B?
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I'm curious about the people that said they believe in B, but not A.

Why are you willing to believe that genetics can impact one aspect of a persons physical makeup, but not another (that is, assuming the brain is just another part of ones physiology).

Does it just feel too "racist" to agree with A?, but not racist to agree with B?
It's quite possible that athletic ability has more to do with geography than race, or it maybe that geography allows certain traits to be expressed.

For example, when you look at record-breaking marathon times, you see a lot of people from Ethiopia and Kenya, but not a lot from other African countries like Mozambique or Angola. It's speculated that the geography of the first two countries influences cardiovascular fitness.

Some of the black people I spoke with told me that the stereotype of black athletic ability leads people to dismiss the work ethic of certain athletes. For example, one person told me he hates how people are more willing to describe LeBron James as "genetically gifted" than as a "hard worker."
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I'm curious about the people that said they believe in B, but not A.

Why are you willing to believe that genetics can impact one aspect of a persons physical makeup, but not another (that is, assuming the brain is just another part of ones physiology).

Does it just feel too "racist" to agree with A?, but not racist to agree with B?
But yeah, I'd imagine people would choose to believe in B, but not A because there's a positive connotation involved with the former, but a negative one with the latter - it's PC.

For example, a television reporter would probably not get called a racist if he called Vince Young, "genetically gifted," but would probably get called a racist if he said he was "genetically stupid."
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I wonder if anyone interpreted statements A and B as meaning blacks were both smarter and more athletic than whites.
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