Yes, evolution is all about survival, death, disasters, diseases, and successes. There are two major evolutionary channels at work here on our little planet: people living in primitive conditions, the offspring of former slaves forced to do manual labor, are all fantastic athletes and ancient civilizations with a long history of building and inventing stuff and I am speaking mainly about China here, are producing intellectuals, ditto with India, another very ancient civilization.
Europe and the Middle East all partake of the intellectual business though Europe was overrun by barbarians at the fall of the Roman Empire. But for the last 1,500 years, it clawed its way out of the Dark Ages but is fading fast in comparison to China in the intellectual race to the top.
To my amazement (but with very huge help from recent immigrants from the high intellectual countries) the U.S. Team Takes First Place at International Mathematical Olympiad | Mathematical Association of America
IMO scores are based on the number of points scored by individual team members on six problems. The problems are taken in sets of three in 4.5 hour sessions over two days. The U.S. team’s combined score of 185 edged out the Chinese team’s score of 181 and the Republic of Korea’s third-place score of 161.
No teams from Africa were anywhere near the top. They’re No. 1: U.S. Wins Math Olympiad For First Time In 21 Years : NPR Po-Shen Loh is the Carnegie Mellon U professor who advised the team…note the Chinese name.
Concerns have also been raised over the years about a persistent gender gap in U.S. math achievement. All six members of this year’s winning team are boys. “That is actually something that one hopes will change,” Loh says. “The top 12 people in the country on the United States Math Olympiad happen to have two girls in it. One might say, ‘Only 2 out of 12, that’s terrible.’ But I should say in many years, it was, unfortunately, zero.”
Yes, girls are bad at maths. And it is genetic. It is a real deficit, I felt it most painfully, wished I had the ease my brothers had when doing maths, I did win scholarships for other skills but not maths, it bothered the hell out of me and I had a very high IQ back then.
Then there are intellectual games like chess or Japanese Go or other games: again, girls struggle and I love these games and play them but am definitely inferior to males who have the same IQ. I have puzzled over this all my life and have one conclusion: it is genetic and it is part of the xx/xy chromosomes.
Why, oh why do girls struggle to do maths? It is an evolutionary puzzle we have to understand since it isn’t due to culture. The lack of intellectual genius in black populations isn’t cultural, it is just as genetic as the ease which they dominate many basic sports/physical challenges.
This is such a hot topic, few academics dare study it even though it is very obvious and obviously very important. Pretending, for example, that we must just encourage girls do be math geniuses will then ipso-facto create such is stupid. It is more interesting to me to see how this is genetic and why male/female brains operate differently. Is it due to hormones? Or genes? Or what?
An amusing watch, Ms. Vermont is the best, openly pissed off at the question. HAHAHA.
Now off to the usual news: Why teachers won Detroit’s ‘sick-out’ case – CSMonitor.com—Detroit is the Titanic of Black Schools. It is sinking and everyone is drowning in icy waters. No one is doing a thing to stop this.
An eight-month court battle – between Detroit’s struggling school district and teachers accused of inciting illegal strikes – ended Friday with a court decision in the teachers’ favor.
Two teachers won the months-long case against the school district because their protests were essentially political rather than work-related, Ann Zaniewski reported for the Detroit Free Press. The court decided that if teachers see politics as the cause of work-related problems, then complaints about those work conditions – even taking the form of intentional sick-outs – receive First Amendment protection.
It stinks trying to teach in Detroit public schools. There is zero discipline. Teachers are now menaced by students who refuse to cooperate or study. Degrees of the students who do finish high school are a joke since many of them graduate barely literate and forget maths.
Instead of a sane conversation why the schools aren’t able to teach children anything, anymore, more money is being tossed into the abyss there: Is $500 million enough to save Detroit’s public schools? In 2007, Detroit Has Worst High-School Graduation Rate : NPR reported. Today, the number is up but mainly due to passing anyone who shows up in school, not children who actually pass courses.
‘No child left behind’ has ended up being a scam that has further destroyed black children who think, all they have to do is show up in school to earn a degree, not do any actual ‘learning’ while there. This is why nearly universally, all black public schools are in chaos.
Obama and Hillary, instead of taking this head on and admitting they were wrong about it all, have doubled down on getting money from teacher’s unions and preventing any real reforms to schools. The #1 reform schools need is to have strict and strong discipline again.
I remember the old days out West: challenge the Dean of Boys and your scalp was collected and it could be bloody. Defiance was highly dangerous. I remember when teachers and the staff used wooden instruments to clobber us…hard. Then you went home to father who would repeat it.
From Savannah to Crete Monee — Black violence and chaos in schools is normal and ignored – YouTube
And now on to something completely different but very connected: Donald Trump, With Bare-Bones Campaign, Relies on G.O.P. for Vital Tasks – The New York Times complains. How dare he do this! He should court the Bilderberg media owners instead! He isn’t spending much money on major media blitzes which means all the money he collects, near ZERO flows to the major media giants and their rich owners/staff.
How do these creeps expect to be paid? “We are the demographic Trump is appealing to”: Whether the establishment likes it or not, white nationalists still power the Trump train – Salon.com which is one of the dumbest online publications and if you want to know what today’s liberals think, it is very revealing.
There was exactly one non-liberal radical allowed to post at that decrepit site and here is the person’s comment on the article:
FreeQuark 23 hours ago
No American politician can criticize U.S. immigration policy without attracting a certain racist element, and any American politician who attracts racists is obviously going to be labeled a “racist” by the corporate media. It is of course difficult or impossible for a political candidate who’s labeled a “racist” to win a national election in the U.S. It’s therefore evident that the corporate media is trying to block from elective office any candidate who advocates strict enforcement of immigration laws or cutbacks in immigration. It’s doing this of course because it’s the corporate media and corporations are using mass immigration to undermine wages and the labor movement. All this is so obvious it isn’t funny, and yet most so-called ‘progressives” totally buy into the “racist” labeling of the corporate media. What this shows is that most “progressives” don’t really care about economics. They value multiculturalism above all else and they’re perfectly fine with corporations taking over the world as long as the resulting society is multicultural.
Once upon a time, the left was supportive of the workers. Now, it attacks them, reviles them and wants them pushed into poverty. The left sponsors illegal aliens and encourages them to attack US citizens who want to hear speeches about all this.
What a mess. And the left believes that lying about intellectual skill differentials is evil while celebrating black victories at running, jumping and other games as a sign that blacks are superior…while screaming that anyone who talks about ‘race superiority’ is evil.
The mind boggling contradictions are amazing to watch.
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