I’m surprised this got posted at HotAir…
Consider their fondness for parading lists of signatories from the science community who swear on a stack of Bibles (whoops! Make that a copy of Darwin) that, for example, humans have the capacity to effect major planetary change. If a list of signatories is the measure of an argument’s validity, then why do Democrats choose to ignore this list of names appended to a statement that posits 25 general conclusions about nature of human intellgience, one of which follows?
“The bell curve for whites is centered roughly around IQ 100; the bell curve for American blacks roughly around 85; and those for different subgroups of Hispanics roughly midway between those for whites and blacks.
“The evidence is less definitive for exactly where above IQ 100 the bell curves for Jews and Asians are centered.”
These findings are troublesome for a political party that would choose to coddle one of its most loyal voter blocs rather than expose them to the truth.
They are also a tough pill to swallow for blacks, who have been reassured repeatedly that their below-average test scores are the product of years of systematic oppression or cultural bias in the test, not some inborn limitation.
If one wanted to be really cruel, one might even accuse Democrats and blacks of rejecting scientific findings when they complicate their ideological worldview.
RELATED — this has been my experience too, except as a blogger:
In talking to the two people (I’m tempted to say “victims”) who knew me best (…) I achieved complete success. What do I mean by “complete success”? Their replies (…) can be summarized as follows:
“Is that really true?”
“Wow. I didn’t know that.”
“Yeah, I guess that makes sense. It explains a lot, doesn’t it?”
“Wait, how is that ‘racist’? It’s just logical.”