Switch off the Top 20, switch on some Classic FM.
However, this study is poorly designed.
In the case of dyslexia in particular…
You can’t draw normative assumptions from a pathological population.
This reminds me of the billionaire’s breakfast articles.
It’s well-known nowadays that dyslexia was just the old PC term for low IQ.
The new one is ADD/ADHD.
I have covered this. People have studied this. It is no longer opinion.
back to this study
Comparing illiterate individuals and adult readers highlights repeatedly just how much learning to read changes our brains.
No, it’s a personality of the highly intelligent, who are more likely to read than the normal population.
You’re comparing above and below average, cutting out the middle.
No wonder you had a significant result!
Sampling bias, children, look for it.
On the other hand, you can also test for those traits and they have biological bases too.
Different sides of the same phenomena.
back to study
According to a study by French and Spanish researchers, people who are unable or barely able to read not only find analysing sequences of letters more difficult – they have similar difficulty processing sequences of images.
Literally like a monkey.
The difference between a human and non-human primate’s brain is its “difficulty processing.” Language is symbolic. Symbolism isn’t something they’ve really evolved for, their culture is crude to show for it.
I bet they couldn’t find funding for that study. It would actually help the illiterate though. Head Start didn’t work because it assumed too much about the brains’ equality to begin with. It’s amazing how upset people get when you frankly acknowledge evolution in the broadest sense and the personal genetic one. Regarding biology cases.
Oh but Christians are the bigots.
Atavism does exist in some cases, I have linked to language studies previously and language has a genetic basis too, and some of those genes which are halted in the individual organism will code for brain function.
Brain function or destruction (noise). We shouldn’t lie to brain damage patients about what is wrong with them. It’s like telling a person in a wheelchair that they aren’t praying hard enough.
A further study in Portugal found that illiterate persons also find it harder to distinguish how an object is oriented in space—for example, a hammer depicted diagonally, where the head and handle can point in various directions.
Compare them to a chimp.
No, I’m totally serious.
Watch this thing.
Animal models are the only answer.
According to my lawyers.
Working memory is a significant component of IQ, yes. The researchers above are intentionally hiding this from the public. PC culture is killing off scientific curiosity. Asking particular questions about abnormal performance groups is considered ‘hate speech’ although it needn’t be enforced more than socially. You can’t have censorship without censoring censure. Whatever happened to let’s agree, to disagree? AKA the non-bigoted response.
Only the wrong fear they can’t persuade an audience if their opponent is allowed to speak.
Cultures are defined by what they oppose (hatred). Diseases by what is damaged.
You cannot understand their work without salient facts on the subjects.
If you are uncomfortable with discussing those, work in something else?
Being nice will just doom them to more of the same or worse suffering. If a sufferer’s ego is more important than their condition, maybe they were misdiagnosed. The more rotting degrading aspect of political correctness is its perversion of medicine, where recently they’ve been forced to treat disease like a good thing.
You are not your illness. It isn’t personal. There is something wrong with you. Common sense? Diseases shouldn’t have PR campaigns. Technically, there is no such thing as mental illness, it’s just illness presenting with psychological symptoms. Stop distinguishing where there is NO objective difference.
Neither is a person with a condition an automatic Saint beyond reproach. It absolves you of sweet FA. Look up how many disabled people are physically violent to their carers. The PR groups cover it up. So much for caring.
The standards of reality don’t drop, they get higher. Society’s should reflect this. If they really are ill, they shouldn’t be happy about it! That sounds an awful lot like malingering. If their condition magically presents exceptions when they have a desirable motivation, they do not have that condition.
To de-stigmatize disease runs contrary to the entirety of medicine.
Stigma encourages people to seek help and last through treatments.
To glamorize disease is evil. At the least it induces helplessness. It promotes human suffering, it’s vicious and cruel and inhumane.
His diabetes isn’t a disease, that’s mean! You should be locked up for saying this person is any different from another person!
No, because if there’s nothing wrong with them, they cannot be treated differently. They cannot be made allowances, treated specially socially and especially, given any money.
Being a victim (different from the norm) is something you’ll have to accept if you want the recognition of that status. You cannot be both normal and abnormal, bad and good, special and ordinary. It is impossible.
We shouldn’t be listening to the mentally ill’s opinion of their own conditions anyway. With mental disease, they cannot see it clearly, that’s the whole sodding point! Otherwise, there’d be no need for a whole profession, you could send them back home to toddle off and spend a little time on WebMD before ordering their junk off of ebay.
You have to be dominant in a power hierarchy over them, to HEAL them.
nb Programming is not a difficult skill, as you can see. It’s called a code monkey for a reason. Any idiot could learn it with enough time.
There is no shortage. Look at India’s population demographics for proof positive of that.
back to study, minor notes
Practised readers can only guess at the disadvantages faced by those who have never had the chance to learn to read and write.
Wait. Wait, you DID control for race, right?
If you’re comparing East Coast Jews in prep school to some rural Indian girl, that isn’t scientific.
You control by age, race, sex and education, maybe class (or some proxy like diet) This is basic medical methodology. You can’t do anything less and say it counts.
You don’t look for prostate cancer in middle-aged women and report zero findings.
Well, maybe these people do.
Have you seen their national IQs? Ninety-fucking-five.
Why don’t researchers study themselves?
Why not? EVER.
What are they afraid of?
One area to which little attention has been paid is the cognitive tests used by doctors to diagnose early stage dementia in the elderly.
brain damage, like I said
Greek researcher Mary H. Kosmidis points out that these tests are designed for people who are literate.
How high is that horse? Shaming people for reading, FFS…. now I’ve seen it all.
The abilities they test are often trained by reading and writing, and results from these tests are likely to be skewed accordingly when employed on individuals who are illiterate. In Europe, there are still numerous older people in particular who are unable to read and write.
Prove they are trained before you claim that. Sociologist’s fallacy.
You can’t just say it’s nurture automatically, you have to rule out nature first.
He argues that the effects of
literacy do not end when children have learnt to read, but that it has profound and lasting effects on their cognition and knowledge.
If you’re born into a society that lasted long enough to become prosperous and prosocial enough to teach you to read, your genetic load must be low. Test that and then get cocky about how we need a new Head Start for the world.
Start with the small fish, like reducing corruption in Asia. India has a billion people, many illiterate but the Government is useless. Genetic load leads to cultural problems including corruption. I can’t prove that but I have seen no study to refute it. The disease rate backs me up. There is a connection (also to cleanliness).
Cleaner societies are less corrupt.
The hilarity of “perceptions” to one side, given the topic.
Notice anything about the Top 10?
One race is decidedly over-represented. Looking for genetic explanations (the hardest science here) would require scholarship, a set of balls and a mighty big calculator.
China is at the same ranking as Brazil. Go look. Keep scrolling….
Sure, I believe HK/China’s self-reported IQs. As they position below Greece on corruption…
Back to the study for the last of the lies.
The ability to read and write is essential to the ability to analyse complex problems
other way around
and you know it
The ability to process information is essential to learning many skills, including reading and writing. Pick up a biology textbook sometime. Babies can process in the WOMB.
No Cat on the Mat there, bitch.
Why do schools have sets, if we’re all the same in the brain? Why have year-based classes? Isn’t that oppressive?
and for the flow of ideas and critical thinking.
Since English is the most complex language, doesn’t that mean it’s racist?
Aren’t you basically saying that simpler languages are for idiots? Or certain language speakers (subraces) cannot think properly?
Or maybe, as in the studies of the genes, language is fucking genetic you potatoes.
It facilitates informed public debate and sensible collective decision-making.
higher IQ people also vote more
And education isn’t a proxy for IQ either
“found that exams had become progressively easier over the last ten years, with exam boards competing for business by making it easier for pupils to obtain higher grades.”
What’s the average IQ of each university (total/students) and their vote? Compared to subject requirement minimum? (not UCAS points)
What you want is a magical POP! where all the severely mutated genes die out. You want a higher proportion of genes in the country for higher IQ on average. It doesn’t work that way. It’s a process, a eugenic process.
We have had a few pandemics to get there in NW Europe, hanging to finish off the remainder (High Time Pref) and I don’t think you’d like them.
The more literate people are, the better they are able to exercise control over public affairs and contribute to genuinely democratic government.
Democracy isn’t bottom up. They only want literacy to continue the brainwash train.
The average man on the street doesn’t care how the streets are paved, just that they are. We should not all become mini despots, politicians on a micro scale. That’s what SJWs are and it makes them mad. Little control freak thought police drunk on the facade of power of a Little Emperor. No. Make the representatives transparent (no NGO bribes) to the nation and accountable (for outcomes) and legally responsible, personally. Everyone else is responsible for what happens on their watch at work. Actually represent the tax payers. Yes, the tax payers, and NOT the voters. It is the taxpayers’ money they spend, NOT the voters’.
They used to mean the same thing. No longer.
Aside from a citizenship model, anyone who pays tax in this country should be allowed to vote on what it’s spent on. If you don’t care enough to earn enough to pay in, you don’t care enough to take an interest in how it’s paid out (self-interest needs to be shamed but every vote is by nature, self-interest incarnate). Yet it’s self-interest backed by investment.
Back to the corruption index.
23 France (LOL)
64 South Africa
173 Syria (those lovely refugees)