“DNA pioneer James Watson caused a furor recently after saying Africans were intellectually inferior to Westerners. Farai Chideya talks about why the conversation of race and intelligence persists with Phil Rushton, a professor of psychology at the University of Western Ontario. Like Watson, Rushton says people of African descent have a lower IQ and smaller brain size, which he says is “50 percent genetic and 50 percent cultural.” Rushton is the head of the Pioneer Group, an organization dedicated to the research of intelligence and racial differences.”
Stefan Molyneux speaks to Dr. Linda Gottfredson about the differences in human intelligence, the gap in established knowledge between academia and the general public, the difference between general intelligence factor and IQ, disputing the Flynn Effect, the work of J. Phillip Rushton and the challenges of pursuing politically incorrect research.
Dr. Linda Gottfredson is a professor of education and affiliated faculty in the University Undergraduate Honors Program at the University of Delaware. She currently serves on the editorial board of the journal Intelligence and is President of the International Society for Intelligence Research. She has been elected Fellow of three scientific societies (American Psychological Association, Association for Psychological Science, and Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology) and won awards for her research (American Psychological Association, International Society for the Study of Individual Differences, Mensa Research Foundation), science writing (Mensa Press Award), “extraordinary leadership and service” (UD Faculty Senate), and “courageous public defense of student and faculty rights” (Foundation for Individual Rights in Education).