Mismeasurement of the Somali

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  1. Abkaal

    Abkaal Mudug menaces don't mince their words

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    I read about the Washington Somalis and their average IQ came out as 91.99.
     
  2. jugjugwacwac

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    Interesting. Can u please provide a link?
     
  3. Abkaal

    Abkaal Mudug menaces don't mince their words

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    I read it a year or so ago but i got a screenshot it may not be clear but it is the only screenshot i have :cosbyhmm:
    WashIQ.png
     
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  4. Yonis

    Yonis Puntland Youth Organiser FDK Visionary VIP

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    Do you have any idea where we might find this data
     
  5. Yonis

    Yonis Puntland Youth Organiser FDK Visionary VIP

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    @jugjugwacwac thanks for your contribution, very eye opening posts
     
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  6. Thegoodshepherd

    Thegoodshepherd Galkacyo iyo Calula dhexdood Staff Member Moderator

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    @World @jugjugwacwac we can now assume that malnutrition/disease load in Somalia is a huge problem, and that raising food/health/water sanitation standards will give us a huge leg up. This should basically be the only function of Somali governments. States should be focusing on feeding children until physical maturity and providing health services like deworming. Infrastructure investment should be focused on delivering clean water and sewerage services to as many towns as possible.

    The future economic gains from this kind of activity basically blows all other kinds of gov investment out of the water. Raising the average iq of your population by 20 points will mean that the problems will solve themselves in the future.
     
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  7. jugjugwacwac

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    Absolutely. The genetic potential is there, but the environmental factors that are impeding it need to be addressed.

    I'm just worried that these environmental factors, like poor nutrition, are having epigenetic consequences at the group level, which will then prove to have dysgenic effects on subsequent generations.
     
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  8. MadNomad

    MadNomad As i live and breathe

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    It actually happened to the Irish. The potato famine hit them hard, having a massive dysgenic effect. As a result, the average IQ in Ireland today is 93.
     
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  9. Yonis

    Yonis Puntland Youth Organiser FDK Visionary VIP

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    Poor nutrition in Somalia isn't necessarily a new phenomenon, but a dysgenic trend might be a problem especially with the growing number of bantus that might permanently change genetic integrity of ethnic somalis and the demographics of the country. Theres only one solution, a migration from the diaspora back to Somalia. We know the genetic potential of Somalis, we can't just sit comfortably in our armchairs in the west and not contribute back to the homeland
     
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  10. jugjugwacwac

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    Agreed. I know u dabble in pro-MJ and pro-Puntland fadhi-ku-dirir here and there. Do these positive findings about Somali intelligence somehow make u believe more in Somalinimo and the futility of qabiil? Honest question.
     
  11. superpower_2050

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    The notion that the average Somali is borderline retarded does seem silly but this armchair psychology doesn't conclusively refute it.
     
  12. Grant

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    My impression with absolutely no data behind it: Somalis have other problems, but innate intelligence is not one of them. Many are linguistic geniuses. The kids I taught even in remote Jilib had IQs way above 68.

    There has to have been something wrong with the testing. Something like cultural bias....
     
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  13. Deng Xiaobling

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    This is beyond hilarious.

    The only thing that proves you might have an IQ of 68 is taking such a claim seriously.
     
  14. ColloquiallyFluent

    ColloquiallyFluent That one dude with the prosthetic arm.

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    That's what i'm saying! Preposterous of them to just label a whole nation and it's people with such a score.
     
  15. Thegoodshepherd

    Thegoodshepherd Galkacyo iyo Calula dhexdood Staff Member Moderator

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    A 2018 update to this thread for anyone interested. The numbers of students taking the tes are way down from 2016 and 2017, these results are are less reliable than before.

    [​IMG]

    Always good to keep in mind that Minnesota is ranked 5 out of 50 states with an average iq of ~104.
     
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  16. Geeljire lotus

    Geeljire lotus

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    This the best thread here tbh very interesting
     
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  17. esmailxxx

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    @Factz he said something positive
     
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  18. esmailxxx

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    Great analysis made by you people,funny all that time it was up there never read it,i was missing out
     
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