http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/science/science-news/12061787/Intelligence-genes-discovered-by-scientists.html: Intelligence genes discovered by scientists
It was only a matter of time before the genetic correlates of ‘IQ’ ( pegged as a measure of ‘intelligence’) became known and we should be hopeful this will not abort into a lot of confusion and dangerous nonsense.
The way in which IQ is measured has confused everyone, including scientists.
The correlation with problem solving of a restricted type, and a short list of other qualities, is not really a measure of intelligence.
Anyone who has studied the evolution debate learns pretty quickly that the ‘most intelligent’ are very limited in a whole spectrum of areas.
Consider Darwin’s theory of evolution. The vast majority of the world’s most ‘intelligent’ scientists are incapable of seeing the limits of Darwin’s theory, pointed to hundreds of times over many decades. This puzzle could be explained away as ideological hypnosis, institutional conformity, or outright deception, but it is clear from the overall tenor of the discussion that scientists are confused by the science. The stance of physics leads to assumptions about evolution that are false, and they are evidence of mechanical understanding induced by ‘hard’ science training blinding insight into the obvious problems.
A figure such as Jacques Barzun in Darwin, Marx, Wagner with no training in science (that I know of) say the problem with great clarity in the 1940’s.
Again, it is probable that many scientists are simply lying about darwinism: it serves an agenda for various schools of thought. But those promoting a deception would in many cases try to move beyond that perspective of deception. Again, failure to do this suggests that scientists by training or innate lack of intelligence are unable to think out of the groove…