Posted 5 years ago on Oct. 23, 2012, 10:13 p.m. EST by Underdog
from Clermont, FL
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This video shows the depth of white misinformation, fear and hatred in America. Very powerful (and disturbing) for anyone who is not of the mindset of those in the video.
And here is a short article that attempts to explain the behavior shown in the above video.
The Bell Curve is commonly used to show many things having to do with general population statistics, including IQ scores. If IQ score 100 is the top-dead-center (TDC) of the curve, and represents the mean average intelligence of the population, 50% of the population to the right of TDC represents above-average intelligence and 50% to the left of TDC represents below-average intelligence.
One does not normally think in terms of half of the country's population being possessed of below-average intelligence. One especially does not normally think in terms of the possibility that a person's worldview of hate, bigotry, and ignorance could be indicative of mental deficiency. In a population of 300 million people, statistically 150 million are to the left of the TDC. 34% have IQ scores between 85 and 100, 14% have IQ scores between 70 and 85, and 2% have IQ scores between 55 and 70. If one ignores the 34% with IQ scores between 85 and 100, then the 16% that fall below IQ score 85 represent about 48 million people. That is a LOT of stupid people. Is there a correlation between the behavior in the above video and intelligence? If the above article is correct, this revealed fact does NOT portend well for humanity. After all, what can be done about low intelligence? One could hope for a medical treatment breakthrough of some kind in the future but, beyond that, what other options are there?
It looks very likely that ignorance, bigotry, hatred, racism, and all other "stupidity traits" might plague humanity for a very, very long time indeed. Given this knowledge, what method(s) can be employed to lessen the impact of stupidity upon the future of humanity which, it must surely be admitted, needs as much intelligence as it can muster in the coming decades ahead to deal with extremely complex and difficult problems that we know exist?