Open immigration, IQ, and the fate of nations
Unsurprisingly, Third-World immigration is lowering the mean IQ of the Western nations and, thereby, lowering their per capita domestic product as well, according to the writer who calls himself La Griffe du Lion. The article is for readers with advanced math, but it provides a summary of its main points which I quote below. I had earlier questioned the author’s assertion that the mean IQ of the Third World (meaning the non-white world sans northern Asia) is 85. Not only did that seem much too low to me, but the author only mentions four Third-World national groups, and on that basis asserts that the overall Third-World mean IQ is 85. However, I am informed by Richard Lynn, the foremost expert on comparative international IQ studies, that that is the case. Prof. Lynn writes to me: “It is correct that most of the third world has an IQ of about 85 except in sub-Saharan Africa where it is about 70. This is one of the world’s best kept secrets.” Here is the summary of the Griffe du Lion article:
1. A Western country may be approximated as a nation composed of two distinct populations, one indigenous, the other Third-World, differing in mean IQ by approximately one standard deviation.
Posted by Lawrence Auster at January 16, 2005 04:53 PM | Send