Thursday, March 30, 2006

Dutch and Germans on top

The highest European IQs are found amongst the Germans and the Dutch, with an average of 107. The average Frenchman scores 94. The average Turk 90 (Hat tip, JMaria).

The cause for the differences are environmental pressures differing between European populations from one natural environment to another, according to Professor Lynn.

Professor Lynn is also the co-author of "IQ and the wealth of nations".

I guess Turkey will have some trouble participating in a knowledge society, then.


GayLikeAFox said...

Bah! I am suspicious of any ranking that does not put Italians firmly on top! ;-)

nouille said...

hmmmmm, this man also said to subtract 5 points if you are female, very controversial.

nouille said...

Did they test the people who were "ethnically pure" or just the country as a whole?