The Asian intelligence myth

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    I read over and over at USMB that it is a fact that Asians have higher IQs than any other ethic group. Since this makes no sense to me I decided to look around on the web and see what the evidence was...this article pretty well debunks the myth.
    gladwell dot com - none of the above
     
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    If you know any asian students.

    You know they study, study, and then study more.

    Education is highly encouraged in asian families.

    Their high IQ"s are only due to hard work and not genitics.
     
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    True. As a group, they are not more academically gifted - culturally, they set great store by academic achievement.

    I thought this was well known.... apparently not.
     
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    Pretty much...it was interesting to see that despite a lower IQ in some areas they tried harder and got the job anyway.

    Shows, IMO, that IQ doesn't really matter beyond a certain point when it comes to success.
     
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    Alls I know from a couple of years commuting thru Chinatown is that the myth that Asian's can't drive ain't no damn myth!
     
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    Most asian mothers are like Marine drill sargents when it comes to their childrens education.
     
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    Asian women talking on a cell phone while driving are the worst!! :evil:
     
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    People with high IQ's often have difficulty predicting what is well known because they base it on what they know.
     
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    That is true. I can't count the number of times it's got me into trouble, assuming that because I know something that everyone does. A high IQ is a gift, and a curse.... and, it means very little really. Being smart is one thing - using that intellect is another thing entirely.
     
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    :lol: You use your intellect just fine...such as it is.
     
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