Tuesday, May 15, 2018

National IQ set - Updated

James Thompson published the latest updating of  national IQ. The note does not mention IQ results per country, only the colored map above, which obscures the actual results, and has one guessing them. One cannot extract any conclusion about countries too small to figure on the map, for example Israel. Presumably, this way of hiding the conclusions was adopted to avoid hurting any nation. Anyway, we can see that Venezuela is dumb but Ecuador is the dumbest in America. Syria also appears low on the scale. Romania is the dumbest spot in Europe. Japan, Taiwan, Singapur are points on the blue extreme.


  1. Israel is actually only 95 or something.

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  3. Yemen is obvious why dumber than other arabs - they are malnourished to the extreme by war.

    But what's wrong with nepal?

  4. Will Africans get smarter this century?

    In case of massive famine, there will be a huge die-off of urban poor, while sturdy rural farmers and the rich will survive.

    1. If 50% of Nigerian poor die in a famine, you don't think that will have a demographic impact?

      It happened in Europe before - Black Death.