Low IQ and Immigrants?
A Swedish site published a debate that provides evidence that supports the assertion that Low IQ plays a central role in immigrants inability to integrate with the people of Europe. The debate is translated below for English speaking individuals and we find the contents of the discussion to be kind of interesting, to say the least. We are posting the main excerpts from the debate, but we will provide the link for those who want to read the article in its entirety.
“The fact that immigrants are failing at school and on the labour market need not be due to discrimination. Instead, the reasons must be sought in the fact that the largest immigrant groups have an average IQ level that is far below that of ethnic Swedes. Writes Sture Eriksson, associate professor of psychology at Uppsala University and former researcher of test methodology and intelligence testing, for Fria Tider Debate.
“The current immigration debate has slowly begun to air this previously tabooed issues, but it is still a too sensitive of a topic to objectively examine some of the consequences of immigration.
An axiom of economic theory is the Peano-axiom, which means that we assume that different nations have the same intelligence distributions (same mean and standard deviation). The question is however whether this axiom is merely wishful thinking or whether it has a scientific basis.
The answer to this question has been given by two researchers in an important book: IQ and the Wealth of Nations written by Richard Lynn and Tatu Vanhanen. (2002)
They published a compilation of nation IQs that they put in relation to each nation’s prosperity and subsequently published the results on the internet. In short, the compilation refutes this Peanos-axiom.
Intelligence division (the standardised IQ distribution, also called the bell curve or Gaussian distribution) has a mean of 100 and a standard deviation of 15 IQ units.
The results that the two researchers have published show significant differences in average intelligence between countries:
Several Asian countries, such as Japan and China, have an average IQ of 107.
Sweden and several European countries have an average IQ of around 100.
Many African states, such as Somalia, Congo, Tanzania, Uganda, Sudan, Angola, Rwanda have an average IQ of about 70. Several Arab countries, such as Iraq, also have an average IQ level significantly below the Swedish.
Students from these countries have appallingly low educational success and an alarmingly high unemployment rate. These problems are marginalised by both historians and politicians.
Today an IQ level between 50 and 70 (ICD-10) is considered a cognitive developmental disability. A large percentage of the students from above-mentioned states thus have, by Western standards, a developmental disability, which means that they must be taught in “remedial classes” or in special needs schools. Two per cent of Swedish pupils falls into this group, while 50 percent of immigrants from low-IQ countries are found in that same group. To read full story click here www.europeanguardian.com
What do other experts think in terms of Low IQ and Immigration
Due to more desirable living conditions and better education, IQ scores in the Western world have largely increased since the 1930s. This is known as the Flynn Effect. This trend, however, has not only plateaued in recent years, it’s actually reversed.
In France, a study was carried out by Edward Dutton and Richard Lynn in 2015 which concluded that IQ score levels are currently dropping by around 4 points per decade. Similar results have been echoed across Europe as academics from Brussels, Amsterdam and Ireland found similar results in a 2013 study, and tests carried out in Denmark and the UK have anticipated the sam
To give a few examples, the average IQ score in the UK, Germany and France is 100, 99 and 99 respectively. Your IQ score comes from a combination of your genes and environmental factors and this is an important thing to remember when we consider the average IQ score of non-Europeans in Europe.
The UK has a growing Pakistani population who originate from a country that has an average IQ score of 84. This is similar to the picture being painted in Germany with their Turkish population (average score of 90) and France with their Moroccan population (average score of 84 Full Story
Even refugees with a degree have an IQ of only 93
A lot of migrants don’t have the skills required to compete in Europe’s modern workforce. But according to Professor Rindermann of the German University of Chemnitz there is also a problem of intelligence.
Professor of Psychology Heiner Rindermann, already caused a minor controversy when he stated in Oktober 2015 that refugees (migrants) have a lower average intelligence than Germans and gave evidence for his claim.
According to his study, refugees with university degrees had an average IQ of 93 in mathematical and abstract tasks; the same skill level as indigenous high school students.
“The majority of immigrants from South-eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa do not have a high qualification profile.”
“These people will master the technical and cultural complexity of a modern country less successfully and risk making more cognitive errors in daily life”, Rindermann concluded.
“States that have populations with high cognitive abilities are not only wealthier, on average they are also freer and more democratic, the rule of law and equality are more developed in them and their governments are more competent. These societies have lower homicide rates and are more peaceful… Modernity as such, is a ‘cognitive modernity’ and it can neither be mastered nor advanced without high cognitive abilities.!” Full Story
Cultural Clash and Religious Clash
Europe is thus taking the worst of the lot when it comes to intelligence; the religious factor is a secondary issue. If you were the owner of a company that put out a great product, you would not hire the dumbest individuals; you would look for the most gifted and talented to ensure the continent success of your product. If you took the reverse path and hired anyone, you would guarantee that future products would be full of defects. On the same token, Europe has taken individuals whose IQ’s are well below the average European IQ; in essence, they are taking in the garbage and hoping to produce Gold. This is a pipe dream.
Immigrants can be good for a country,
But you need to take in immigrants that can contribute and help maintain the prosperity of a nation. Higher IQ individuals adapt quickly and are more open generally to accepting new cultures. Lastly, strict rules need to be enforced that implicitly state the cultural norms of the hosting nation must be adhered to; any violations should be dealt with severely. There is a direct correlation between IQ and violence; the lower the IQ, the higher the propensity to turn to violence.
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