NOW we have something to work with. Lets say you have group A: 1000 people who can benchpress 270 pounds, and group B: 1000 people who can bench press 240 pounds. Given thisinformation we can be virtually certain that group A, on average, can squat more than group B.Similarly, if group A: 1000 people who scored on average 6/10 on a vocabulary test, and group B:1000 people who scored on average 5/10 on the same vocabulary test, we can be virtually certainthat group A would do better on a math test on average than group B - assuming a .10 correlationbetween math and vocabulary scores.People like Arthur Jensen, Charles Murray, Richard J. Herrnstein go into detail as to why IQ testsper se are valuable, but I am not interested in that.In fact, the specific mental test is not very important to me, because I am not interested inindividuals with this stuff. I am interested in group A and group B.
Race and IQ
IQ generally correlates with income. According to Arthur Jensen, it's 0.4, and according to DanielSeligman it's 0.5.So if group A has 1000 people with a median IQ of 100, and group B has 1000 people with amedian IQ of 85, we can be virtually certain that group A will earn more income than group B.The median IQ of the group "black people" is 85, while the median IQ of the group "white people"is 100, and there are many more than 1000 people in each example. And, not surprisingly, whitepeople make significantly more in the US than black people in the US.Black people tend to have other outcomes distinct from white people, but those involve value judgments, so I will just stick with income.Now what causes the IQ-score difference between the groups? Well "black people" and "whitepeople", while not apodictically different, are relatively discrete genetic clusters.---Now before one even crops up arguments along the lines of, "there's more variation withinpopulations than between, and there are no specific genes for race, and we're 99.9% the same etcetera", know that that doesn't matter.The reason being that the total amount of genetic information is not what anyone is concernedwith, it's the expressed differences we are concerned with. If they are talking about alleles, theyare probably propagandizing.At the base pair level, men and women are 99.7% the same. And yet, there are clearly significantgenetically-caused differences between men and women, and we're not seeing presentations like,"Gender: The Power of an Illusion" or babble that "gender is a social construct" except from old-school feminists.---We also know that this genetic cluster ("black people") in the US in the past were enslaved andthen legally suppressed, which clearly impacted the standard of living of blacks in the past andmay have lingering effects today.As you can see I am clearly focusing on US blacks, and the reason is that as of the time of this