Smart Privilege and All Lives Splatter

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Re: Smart Privilege and All Lives Splatter

Postby CactusHugger » Mon Oct 30, 2017 6:18 am

mrgreen: So, if you are saying that Asians are the most intelligent race, then does that make you an Asian-supremist? I don't know if you're Asian or some other race, but if you are not Asian, can you even be an Asian-supremist? And is being an Asian-supremist as bad as being a white-supremist?
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Re: Smart Privilege and All Lives Splatter

Postby ergot » Tue Oct 31, 2017 6:11 am

CactusHugger: Good question! The proposition that one race might happen to be genetic superior to other races bothers a lot of people. I look at it as a valid question, but as pointed out by mrgreen the overlap between the intelligences of the various races makes it impossible to say that all members of one race are genetically superior to all members of another race. In fact, being a below average member of a superior race, would be a very uncomfortable position to be in. So, although the question is an interesting question and one worth exploring, it's not a terribly important question. However, that doesn't mean there's anything wrong with exploring the issue. Nor should anyone be discouraged from discussing the issue.
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Re: Smart Privilege and All Lives Splatter

Postby wildrose » Wed Nov 01, 2017 6:18 am

ergot: IMHO it's a matter of simple intellectual curiosity. Figuring out the genetic basis of intelligence - that is, which genes contribute or detract from an individual's intelligence - is a fundamental question which must be answered and the answer will not sit well with many people one way or the other. Many of us find it insulting that simply asking the question is considered offensive by others and dealing with people who lack a desire to know the underlying truth can be frustrating.
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Re: Smart Privilege and All Lives Splatter

Postby recluse » Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:08 am

wildrose: Lack of intellectual curiosity is the hallmark of a truly stupid person! The brain is a physical structure just as are muscles and so just as some have a natural propensity to jump higher or run faster, others have a natural propensity to think deeper or to comprehend beyond the abiity of others of limited intellect. The genetic ceiling is at different heights for different people.
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