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Pressmeddelande   •   Nov 23, 2011 10:16 CET

Academic Racism: Lynn‘s and Kanazawa‘s Ill-considered Theory of Racial Differences in Intelligence


This double review (of one book and one closely related article) is prompted by a response to my essay review1 of IQ and the Wealth of Nations by one of the authors of the book, Tatu Vanhanen. Vanhanen responded to my review of his book with Richard Lynn in a private e-mail:

Dear Dr. Berhanu,

Thank you for your review of our book IQ and the Wealth of Nations. I would like to inform you that my colleague Richard Lynn has found a new study on intelligence in Ethiopia. It is: Aboud, F., Samuel, M., Hadera, A. & Addus, A. (1991). ―Intellectual, social, and nutritional status of children in an Ethiopian orphanage.‖ Social Science and Medicine, 33, pp. 1275-1280. This study is based on a sample of 134 children in an orphanage in Jimma tested in 1989. According to Richard Lynn, Ethiopia's national IQ would be 71 on the basis of this study. It is significantly higher than estimated in our book. It should be noted that there is a margin of error in all national IQ estimations.

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