SolarCross wrote:I recall someone here some time ago "proving" that communism was better than capitalism because Communist China was more technological than Capitalist Kenya as if the average iq of the Chinese 105 in comparison with the average iq of Kenya 80 was not the more pertinent reason. This is what I mean by saying "Africa is less developed now than Europe was a thousand years ago" because a thousand years ago europeans had the ingenuity and will to build cathedrals and all manner of tech and social practices even without an external example. A thousand years ago the foundations of modern europe were already being laid. No such thing is happening in Africa even now and probably never will.
100 years ago the average IQ in Europe was below 80.
I don't get the obsession with IQ tests. AFAIK they're like any other test, the more effort you put into them, the better you get. Some ragged children in Africa probably don't give a damn while the communist party drills its school children to do well.