IQ of Ashkenazi Jews 72, NOT 122

IQ of Ashkenazi Jews

:Gould’s most inflammatory allegation consists of blaming IQ testers for magnifying the toll of those lost in the Holocaust (p. 263). Here he has followed the lead of Leon Kamin’s (1974) The Science and Politics of IQ. The Kamin-Gould thesis is that early IQ testers claimed their research proved that Jews as a group scored low on their tests and that this finding was then conveniently used to support passage of the restrictive Immigration Act of 1924 which then denied entry to hapless Jewish refugees in the 1930s. Gould goes so far as to claim (1996, pp. 195-198; 255-258) that Henry H. Goddard (in 1917) and Carl C. Brigham (in 1923) labeled four-fifths of Jewish immigrants as ‘feeble-minded … morons’.”

It’s NOT 122

Correlation Between IQ and Highway Safety Record Puts Israel’s Average IQ at 73.

Correlation Between IQ and Alcohol Consumption Puts Israel’s Average IQ at 68.

Correlation Between IQ and Teachers’ Salaries Puts Israel’s Average IQ at 72.

Correlation Between IQ and PISA Puts Israel’s Average IQ at 89.

Correlation Between IQ and TIMSS Puts the IQ of Israel’s Top Ten Percent at 89.

Jewish Americans Earn 42% Less than African Americans, Putting their Average IQ Lower than 85.

Salaries of Jewish Pilots Puts Their IQ One Standard Deviation Higher than Kenyan Pilots (A Country With an IQ of 72).

Salaries of Jewish Doctors Puts Their IQ Lower than Kenyan Doctors, at 72.

Netherlands Women are Considerably Taller Than Israeli Men.

IQ Too Low To Manage Farms in Birobidjan Or Get Along With Their 12 Year Old Palestinian Neighbors.

IQ of Ashkenazi Jews Closer to 72 than 122

A straight line approximation between Germany at the high end of education spending and of IQ, and Sao Tome at the other end of the scale, indicates that a country which pays it’s teachers a mere $1,092 per month (as Israel does) is in the range of countries which Professor Lynn estimates to have an IQ of 72.

Squat Butts Have Smaller Brains and Lower IQs

Each gridline on the following graph represents 0.7 SD (70% of a standard deviation). In college, we called such short men “squat butts”, and fortunately most of them didn’t last that long.

US Teachers’ Salaries 30 Standard Deviations Higher than Israeli Teachers

On the following, each vertical gridline is ten standard deviations on the low (Israel) end of the graph, and four standard deviations on the high (US) end. So salaries for French teachers are eight standard deviations higher than salaries for Israeli teachers, and salaries for Filipino teachers are 9 standard deviations lower than Israeli teachers.

But the gap between US and UK teachers is only 2 standard deviations, Australian teachers’ salaries are one standard deviation higher than Norwegian teachers, and from the Israeli perspective, Norwegian salaries are 19 standard deviations higher than theirs.

But each gridline on the following graph represents only 8 standard deviations on the low end and 3 standard deviations on the high end. So the gap between Israel and the Philippines is only 8 standard deviations, and Norwegian salaries are only 13 standard deviations higher than Israeli salaries.

The Standard Deviation on the Following Graph is $4,200

The $84,000 gap between Jewish doctors and England doctors represents 20 standard deviations. Salaries for Jewish doctors are about half a standard deviation higher than salaries for woman doctors.

Kenyan Pilots’ Salaries Are One Standard Deviation Lower than Jewish Pilots’ Salaries

Each major gridline on the following graph is 10 standard deviations. So while German pilots’ salaries are more than 30 standard deviations higher than England’s, it’s also true that salaries for Jewish pilots is 4 standard deviations lower than Spanish pilots and only one standard deviation higher than Kenyan pilots.

With rare exceptions, the ability of the free enterprise system to detect and reward excellent performance, and to wean out poor performance, is reflected in the following salaries by profession from Some of those rare exceptions that would not fit this chart are when the government makes political appointments of idiots and pays them orders of magnitude more than they could ever earn in real life [read: could possibly be worth], like Beverly Hall, Jo Boaler, and Limor Livnat:

Pilots’s annual salaries

Airline pilots $131,000
American pilot $78,000
USA pilot $77,000
German pilot $248,000
England pilot $82,000
UK pilot $64,000
English pilot $61,000
French pilot $80,000
China pilot $83,000
Israeli pilot no data
Italian pilot $88,000
Indian pilot $74,000
Jewish pilot $48,000
Polish pilot $46,000
Russian pilot $70,000
Swiss pilot $64,000
Spanish pilot $67,000
Kenyan pilot $40,000
African pilot $69,000
Korean pilot $50,000
Japanese pilot $52,000
Vietnamese pilot $25,000
Taiwan pilot $80,000

Doctors’ annual salaries
England $111,000
Asian $100,000
India $84,000
Hispanic $84,000
Doctor $83,000
Man $83,000
Germany $80,000
Mexican $80,000
Black $69,000
French $51,000
Vietnamese $47,000
Polish $36,000

Kenyan $36,000
Jewish $27,000
Woman $24,000

This underscores the undesirability of Jewish doctors and Jewish pilots by separating them from German pilots by 40 standard deviations and from doctors in England by 31 standard deviations. It’s consistent with how Israel underpays its own teachers (34 standard deviations lower than we pay our teachers). It’s also consistent with the following: and SAT vs Income, Race, and Gender.htm

Speaks Pashto $195,000
Danger pay $120,000
Ph.D. $95,000

Man RN Nurse $91,000
Physicist $89,000
Web Designer $86,000

Female RN Nurse $83,000
RN Nurse $79,000
White $71,000
Bachelor’s $68,000
Black $63,000
White Hispanic $62,000
Cuban $60,000
Hispanic $60,000
Indian $58,000
African American $57,000
Teacher $57,000
Math Teacher $57,000
Puerto Rican $56,000
Asian $54,000
Protestant $54,000
Calculus Teacher $52,000
Mexican $50,000
Jew $46,000
LVN Nurse $45,000
Mormon $45,000
Catholic $43,000
Rabbi $43,000
Jewish $40,000
Journalist $31,000

israeleducation English 2009.pdf

“By the beginning of the 1990s, just 46% of local authorities had implemented the reform and set up junior high schools; and only 56% of Jewish students and 46% of their Arab peers were studying at junior high schools (Gaziel, 1994)

What this means is that 46% of Jews in Israel were not even enrolled in school where they could be counted in the 22.8% exclusion rate of of Israel (50 times higher than many countries), NOR in the unusually low coverage rate of Israeli schools as evidenced by the following footnote on Israel’s TIMSS score:

Of the 56% of Jews (excluding Arabs) who WERE enrolled in Israeli schools, 22.8% of them were excluded, and another 23% were not tested because Israel took the risk of openly and publicly declaring that these lower scoring schools would not be counted in estimating Israel’s TIMSS math score (which at 463 STILL was lower than many third world nations, like Malaysia with an IQ of 92, but who scored 11 points higher).

Who are the remaining (56% – 22.8% – 23% = 10.2%) 10.2% of Israeli Jews and how do they stack up with other Israeli Jews and Palestinians?

Israel’s own internal testing shows that a significant percentage of Israeli Jews scored 20 points lower than the Palestinians they detest and disdain and insult so much (460 vs. 487), and that the highest scoring group (like 10.2% of them) score 543 on this INTERNAL Meizav test, the same group who scores 463 in TIMSS math. The 83 point gap across three different groups of Israeli Jews with a standard deviation of 70 is a gap of 2.4 standard deviations.

Israeli Jews Score 20 Points Lower than the Palestinians they Detest and Disdain and Insult So Much


“In the year 2000, 17.6 percent of Israeli families were defined as poor, meaning that nearly
one out of every five families living in poverty. Yet the bottom two deciles of the country’s
workers earn less than 3 % of the country’s income. Data pertaining to the year disclosed
that, one out of every four children in Israel is living below the poverty line . In
2000, 480,000 children, or 25.2% of all children in Israel were poor.42 Bnei Brak and
Jerusalem, the two areas with the largest concentrations of ultra-Orthodox Jews, are the
two poorest cities in Israel. This poverty translates to direct health effects for children
suffering from it; while malnutrition was once rare within the Israeli child population, school
principals, teachers, and other caretakers now note an increase in cases of malnourished
Unfortunately, in terms of child poverty incidence and the requirements of Articles 26 and
27 of the Convention, Israel no longer has any relative accomplishments to speak of.
Whereas once, Israel had one of the most equitable distributions of wealth in the
democratic world, now economic gaps are growing as a result of privatization and
economic growth paralleled by minimized government redistribution efforts, leaving children
the most affected. Child poverty rates in Israel have been steadily on the rise in recent
years, both before and after redistribution and taxation:”
Table 4
Poverty Rates in Israeli Child Population, 1992-2000 (percentages)
Year Before Redistribution and Transfers”

The table shows that the percent of Israeli children living in poverty increased from 32% in 1992 to 36% in 2000, not a good sign for g-d’s chosen race.


Table 9.

Input and output indicators in Hebrew and Arab education in 2003 Hebrew Sector

Arab Sector

Average number of hours per student




Number of students per FTP




Average number of students per class



Enrolment rates – ages 14-17 (%)



Percentage of Grade 12 students entitled to matriculation certificates



Annual student drop-out rate between Grades 9 and 12 (%)



“In 2003, school-level exclusions consisted of special education schools, Ultra Orthodox schools, Arab schools (East Jerusalem), and very small schools (less than nine eligible students). The overall exclusion rate (school-level exclusions plus within sample exclusion) was equal to 22.5%, which is quite high and is mainly based to the exclusion of Arab schools in East Jerusalem. This can be a reason of upward bias for Israeli results in TIMSS 2003”

Half of Israeli Public Employees Earn Less than $1,366 per Month

Half of Public Sector Makes Under 5000 NIS
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Date Posted: 2010-10-26 17:28:16

Nearly half of public sector employees earn less NIS 5,000 a month; 44% earn NIS 4,960, well below the average national salary of NIS 7,836. 31% of public sector employees receive income support to achieve an average salary of NIS 6,777, according to the Salaries Expenses in the Civil Service and Public Institutions, which Director of Wages Ilan Levin today submitted to Minister of Finance Yuval Steinitz. The report covers 482,970 people.

The best paid public sector employees in 2009 were the ports’ workers, with an average salary of NIS 25,401.

The second best-paid public sector employees in 2009 were at Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd., with an average salary of NIS 21,502, followed by Israel Electric Corporation (IEC) (TASE: ELEC.B22), where the average salary was NIS 20,185. Salaries at all three workplaces are well above the average public sector salary of NIS 11,000.

The average salary of civil servants is NIS 12,752. At NIS 18,784, average salary at the Ministry of Defense was nearly double the average salary of teachers – NIS 9,599. However, there are also wage differentials between teachers, due to the New Horizon program. Teachers participating in the program earned an average salary of NIS 10,165, whereas the average salary of other teachers was NIS 8,509.

In general, public sector salaries eroded 1.4%, for the first time in years, because of the recreation payment was halved in 2009 under a deal reached between the government and the Histadrut (General Federation of Labor in Israel).

For the first time, the Ministry of Finance disclosed the condition of contract employees, whose average salary was NIS 7,532. The best paid contract employees work for Rafael; their average salary was NIS 9,710, mostly in production. The biggest employers of contract employees were the Rishon LeZion and Bnei Brak municipalities – 932 workers and 648 workers, respectively.

Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd. (IAI) (TASE: ARSP.B1) executives joined healthcare fund executives at the top of the public sector salary table for 2009. In 2008, all the ten highest paid public sector employees worked at healthcare funds; in 2009, three IAI executives pushed their way into the charts.

The top-paid public servant in 2009 was Dr. Gideon Sahar, chief of cardiology at Soroka Medical Center, owned by Clalit Health Services, with a salary of NIS 109,918. The top-paid civil servant who is not a doctor was IAI legal advisor Yaakov Glazer, with a salary of NIS 101,384.

Achievements in Mathematics

by Socio-economic Status, By Meizav 2008 scale

Science and Technology

Socio-economic Status of Student

All Students

Hebrew Speakers



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8th Grade












Israel’s Teachers Earn Less than Thailand’s Teachers

Per Israeli sources, women teachers in Israel earn $1,624 per month, all teachers earn $1724 per month, and Israel reported to TIMSS that teachers salaries were $1,937. This is almost double the $1092 reported by the international salary data base.
This is one fifth of what a Peruvian pilot nets (at $4,801), one eighth of a German pilot ($8,448), one fourth of an American teacher ($4,055), and less than teachers in Thailand $1,216), Peru ($1,097), Portugal ($1,797), Italy ($1,441), and Kuwait ($1,207). There are not many places where teachers earn less. Teachers in Brazil and Romania earn almost as much ($745 and $588).

Average Salary in Israel – Sector Comparison.


Net Monthly Income constant 2005 US$ (1)


Gross Monthly Average Income (2)

Compulsory Deductions (3)

Weekly Hours (4)

Gas-Electricity-Water average income

PPP $ 3,054

$ 2,475

Employees, 2005.


new shekels



Financial average income

PPP $ 2,628

$ 2,130

Employees, 2005.


new shekels



Transport-Communication average income

PPP $ 1,864

$ 1,511

Employees, 2005.


new shekels



Real Estate average income

PPP $ 1,607

$ 1,302

Employees, 2005.


new shekels



All Sectors average income

PPP $ 1,593

$ 1,291

Employees, 2005.


new shekels



Construction average income

PPP $ 1,389

$ 1,126

Employees, 2005.


new shekels



Education average income

PPP $ 1,347

$ 1,092

Employees, 2005.


new shekels



Hotels-Restaurants average income

PPP $ 923

$ 748

Employees, 2005.


new shekels




The net average income in “constant 2005 US$” is computed using the Interbank nominal exchange rate [a] and the U.S. inflation rate [d]. The net average income in “constant 2005 US$” at PPP is computed using the IMF PPP exchange rate [d] and the U.S. inflation rate [d]. The latter reflects the purchasing power in the United States in 2005.


The gross monthly average income is based on data supplied by the Israel Central Bureau of Statistics to the International Labour Organization [9]. The average income includes the salaries and wages of paid employees. The income includes payments subject to income tax and includes workers from the Judea, Samaria and Gaza areas. Employees include both men and women unless otherwise noted.


The ratio between the deductions and the gross income is provided by an Israel income tax calculator [t] and include social security and income tax. The deductions are for a single-earner Israeli resident with a non-working wife and without child (total of 3.25 allowance points). The deductions on the average wage are confirmed through the difference between the gross and net household income in Israel (20.2% of the gross income, 2004) [11].


The weekly hours are based on data supplied by the Israel Bureau of Statistics to the International Labour Organization [9]. The hours by sector correspond to the hours actually worked.

Teacher Job Average Salary


Net Monthly Income constant 2005 US$ [a] [d]

Notes, Source

Gross MonthlyJob Income

Compulsory Deductions

Weekly Hours

U.S. average salary

PPP $ 4,055

$ 4,055

Full-time and part-time employees, 2005. U.S. Department of Labor, [t].





UK median salary

PPP $ 3,075

$ 3,568

Employees, 2005. UK Employment Department, [9], [t].





Germany average salary

PPP $ 3,065

$ 3,309

Minimum per month, 2005, normal hours of work. Federal Statistical Office of Germany, [9], [t].





Australia average income

PPP $ 2,793

$ 2,742

May 2004. Normal hours from collective agreements. Australian Bureau of Statistics, [9], [t].





Korea average salary

PPP $ 2,643

$ 2,096

Excl. overtime and bonus, June 2005. All teachers, incl. tertiary level. Korea Ministry of Labour, [9].





Norway average income

PPP $ 2,573

$ 3,550

Employees, 2005. Statistics Norway, [9].




Japan average salary

PPP $ 2,518

$ 2,961

Excl. overtime and bonus, June 2005. Women only. Private establishments with 10 or more regular employees. Japan Statistical Yearbook [17], [k].




France median salary

PPP $ 2,483

$ 1,950

All teachers at all levels. Full-time employees, 2002. Institut National de la Statistique et des Études Économiques, [36].




Canada average income

PPP $ 2,238

$ 2,236

Employees, 2005. Statistics Canada, [9], [t].





Finland average salary

PPP $ 1,936

$ 2,311

Normal hours of work, 2004. Men only. Women make 2,586 euros per month. Statistics Finland, [9], [k], [t].





Portugal average salary

PPP $ 1,797

$ 1,441

Employees, 2003. Instituto Nacional de Estatística, [9].





Austria average salary

PPP $ 1,537

$ 1,231

Employees, 2002. Kindergarten teacher, women only. Austrian Central Statistical Office (ÖSTAT), [9], [t].





Italy average salary

PPP $ 1,441

$ 1,555

Normal hours of work, 2005. Istituto Nazionale di Statistica, [9].




Thailand average salary

PPP $ 1,216

$ 388

Men employees, 2005. Women make 17,123 bahts per month. Thailand National Statistical Office, [9], [t], [s].





Kuwait average income

PPP $ 1,207

$ 1,506

Mathematics teacher, secondary level, 2004. Men employees. Kuwait Ministry of Planning, [9].





Peru average salary

PPP $ 1,097

$ 474

Employees, June 2002. Instituto Nacional de Estadística e Informatica, [9].




Philippines average salary

PPP $ 1,069

$ 237

Employees, 2004. National Statistics Office, [9], [t].




Czech Republic average income

PPP $ 1,042

$ 681

Excl. bonuses, 2005. Czech Statistical Office, [9].





Mexico average income

PPP $ 1,018

$ 651

Employees, 2005. Instituto Nacional de Estadística, Geografía e Informatica (INEGI), [9], [k].





Poland average income

PPP $ 1,013

$ 543

Employees, incl. kindergarten and tertiary level teachers, 2004. Poland Central Statistical Office, [9], [k].





Hungary average salary

PPP $ 918

$ 583

Employees, May 2005. Hungarian Central Statistical Office, [9], [k].




Latvia average income

PPP $ 804

$ 357

Adult full-time and part-time employees, 2005. Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia, [9], [t].





Lithuania average salary

PPP $ 788

$ 300

Employees, 2002. Statistics Lithuania, [9].





Brazil average income

PPP $ 745

$ 299

Employees, Dec 2004. Ministerio do Trabalho e da Previdência Social, [9].





Slovakia average income

PPP $ 706

$ 363

First-level education teacher. Employees, 2004. Štatistický úrad Slovenskej republiky, [9], [k].





Romania average salary

PPP $ 588

$ 302

Men employees, 2005. Women make 1,143 new lei per month. Romania National Institute of Statistics, [9].


new lei





Interbank nominal exchange rate,; historical currency converter for over 164 currencies and 3 metals.


World Economic Outlook Database, September 2006, International Monetary Fund.


OECD Tax Database. Annual database providing comparative information on personal and corporate income tax and consumption tax systems and rates in OECD countries since 2000. Information on social security contributions levied on employees and their employers is also reported.


Net income from gross income (calculators, tables): Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Germany, Ireland, Israel, New Zealand, UK, U.S., Singapore.


International Labour Organization. Compilation of average salary income worldwide. Classified by country, by employment category, and by gender.


Japan Statistical Yearbook, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, 2006.

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The Finest From Jewish Eugenicists


“He pointed out that some genes associated with brain growth are also associated with breast cancer, including in his own family. During the question-and-answer session, someone brought up another tradeoff: Supposedly, Jews are deficient in visio-spatial skills, possibly because their brains allot extra space for verbal intelligence. That might explain the average Ashkenazi Jewish score of 122 on verbal IQ tests.”

“Psychometrics research has found that Ashkenazi Jews have the highest mean score of any ethnic group on standardized tests of general intelligence, at roughly one half to one standard deviation higher than the mean of the general white population.[5] These studies also indicate that this advantage is primarily in verbal and mathematical performance; spatial performance is about 90, if whites are taken as the mean. Estimates vary from 107 to 117.”
“The Ashkenazim are descended from the Jewish communities of Germany, Austria, Poland, and Eastern Europe that date back to the 10th century. Today they make up around 80 percent of the world’s Jews. Ashkenazim have the highest average IQ of any ethnic group, scoring 12 to 15 points above the European average.”

“Their median IQ is calculated at 117 in From Chance to Choice: Genetics and Justice (2000), published by Cambridge University Press. This is 10 points higher than the generally-accepted IQ of their closest rivals—Northeast Asians—and almost 20% higher than the global average.”

“The average IQ of Ashkenazi Jews is 122. Ashkenazim generally do well in IQ tests, scoring 12-15 points above the mean value of ”

“Lynn breaks the Jew Israeli IQ into two components: Ashkenazim (European Jewish) with a IQ 103; Sephardim with IQ 91;…20bk%20rev.pdf”

“According to several studies Ashkenazi Jews score 0.75 to 1.0 standard deviation above the general European average. This corresponds to an IQ of 112-115. Other studies have found somewhat lower values. During the 20th century, they made up about 3% of the US population but won 27% of the US science Nobel Prizes and 25% of the Turing Awards. They have high verbal and mathematical scores. ”

“The theory still sounds arrogant, until you hear the IQ machine’s possible costs. Some scholars now hypothesize that the genes that make Jews smart also give some of them nasty diseases such as Tay-Sachs. Entine finds this plausible. He pointed out that some genes associated with brain growth are also associated with breast cancer, including in his own family. During the question-and-answer session, someone brought up another tradeoff: Supposedly, Jews are deficient in visio-spatial skills, possibly because their brains allot extra space for verbal intelligence. That might explain the average Ashkenazi Jewish score of 122 on verbal IQ tests.”

Jewish IQ: Are Jews Allowed To Be Smart?

The average IQ of Ashkenazi Jews is 107 to 115, well above the human average of 100. This gap and the genetic theories surrounding it stirred discomfort in the room. Zoloth, speaking for many liberals, recalled a family member’s revulsion at the idea of a Jewish race. Judaism is about faith and values, she argued. To reduce it to biology is to make it exclusive, denying its openness to all. Worse, to suggest that Jews are genetically smart is to imply that non-Jews are inherently inferior, in violation of Jewish commitments to equality and compassion.

I love this line: “To reduce it to biology is to make it exclusive, denying its openness to all.” Imagine the sorrow of the dejected hordes who’ll have to make do with the country club, the DAR, and the millennial legacy of world domination. That’s funny. What’s not funny is that Zoloth, a respected academician, is proposing a fictional dilemma. The discovery of markers for Jewish DNA hasn’t a thing to do with the accessibility of the Jewish faith. When rabbis start asking for blood tests, we can revisit the question. Saletan goes on:

“The first is that the Ashkenazi Jews have the highest average IQ of any ethnic group, combined with an unusual cognitive profile, while no similar elevation of intelligence was observed among Jews in classical times nor is one seen in Sephardic and Oriental Jews today.”

“Now for the first time that I am aware of, a study has been published, AND REPORTED ON, that some of the high intelligence of Ashkenazi Jews is due to genes that are unique to them alone. And if Ashkenazim Jews are more intelligent than Whites by 15 IQ points because of genes, it is just as likely that Whites are 15 IQ points above Blacks because of genes also. ”

Even a Critical Thinker Like Kevin McDonald Was Suckered by Jews

“The theory still sounds arrogant, until you hear the IQ machine’s possible costs. Some scholars now hypothesize that the genes that make Jews smart also give some of them nasty diseases such as Tay-Sachs. Entine finds this plausible. He pointed out that some genes associated with brain growth are also associated with breast cancer, including in his own family. During the question-and-answer session, someone brought up another tradeoff: Supposedly, Jews are deficient in visio-spatial skills, possibly because their brains allot extra space for verbal intelligence. That might explain the average Ashkenazi Jewish score of 122 on verbal IQ tests.”

“The focus of the article is Harpending and Cochran’s study of Ashkenazi IQ. Senior is amazingly dismissive of the article: “The paper contained references, but no footnotes. It was not written in the genteel, dispassionate voice common to scientific inquiries but as a polemic. Its science was mainly conjecture.” Now I have problems with C&H’s approach too, but it’s ridiculous to describe their paper as conjecture or as polemic. And standard procedure in the hard sciences is to use references, not footnotes.”

While Saletan never comes to a definitive conclusion about what Jews are, he does quote some impressive statistics such as, “The average IQ of Ashkenazi Jews is 107 to 115, well above the human average of 100,” and the Ashkenazis have an average score of “122 on verbal IQ tests.” He also notes the Ashkenazi predisposition towards poor spatial intelligence and potentially life-threatening illnesses like breast cancer and Tay-Sachs. But the part I found most interesting as a non-Jew loving Heeb is that “the rate of Jewish ‘outbreeding’—procreating with non-Jews—is half a percent. That’s the lowest rate of any population in the world today.”

One Chance in Four QUADRILLION that ONE Ashkenazi Jew Has an IQ of 122

9:00 AM, Sept 14, 2011
So where does that leave us with that mythical Ashkenazi Jew with an IQ of 122, or in particular, that entire flock, bevy, race, ethnic group, or sheep, of them? At least .5 SD further away from utterly impossible? Using the standard deviation provided by TIMSS, and assuming the impossible at this outter extreme of the data, a typical Gaussian Distribution, we see that the gap between Hong Kong with an IQ of 107 and Israel with a score of 413 is now a whopping six standard deviations. And that means that even if there were 100 million Jews on the planet (an order of magnitude more than there actually are), that not even ONE would score 107. Of the 3,294 Israeli students who DID take TIMSS, only 5 scored 551, and that’s a score two standard deviations lower than Hong Kong. And THAT puts the IQ of the top five scoring Israeli students at an IQ of 92 (using 15 points as the standard deviation for IQ’s). The amount of territory between an IQ of 92 and an IQ of 122 as the AVERAGE for Ashkenazi Jews is something you could park the Starship Enterprise in–along with the entire galaxy it travels in, plus a few more.

6:00 AM, Sept 14, 2011
Many have accepted Lynn’s argument that there’s at least one standard deviation of separation between Ashkenazi Jews and Sephardic Jews. What many of us didn’t know before is that the phrase “Orthodox Jews” is a veiled reference to Sephardic Jews, AND that this HALF of Israeli Jews are excluded from taking tests like TIMSS. So Israel’s REAL TIMSS score is made up of two parts: Ashkenazi Jews who score 463, and Sephardic Jews, Orthodox Jews, and the 2% who are Christians (down from 42% in 1929) who score 364. And this means that Israel’s REAL TIMSS score is 413, AT BEST. This puts Israel in league with Iran (IQ of 84), Bahrain (IQ of 83), Indonesia (IQ of 89), and Syria (IQ of 87).

Israel is also unique as one of the few countries who report that their girls score higher than their boys. Conversely, boys in countries which score almost two standard deviations higher, like Hong Kong, score 21 points higher than girls. Is it that the lower a country scores, the smaller is the amount by which boys score higher than girls? Or is a bit more sinister? Could it be that feminized countries like Israel, who report girls score HIGHER than boys, simply can’t grasp simple truths? This is yet another reason not to trust Israel to adequately monitor their own education system, much less to report their scores accurately and honestly. Their female education minister, Limor Livnat, has yet to answer Dan Ben-David’s question, which is why did you say “There was no difference between 1999 and 2003 in the degree of sample representativeness. […] In other words, Israel did not ‘exclude’ the ultra-orthodox in order to extract itself from a low ranking and it did not ‘raise the rate of exclusion by 41%’.” when this is EXACTLY what TIMSS reported?

Limor Livnat LOVES lies. How poetic.

What’s missing from the following excellent expose of Israeli intelligence (or lack thereof) is that, in addition to the 22.5% exclusion rate, they also did not meet the 90% sampling requirement. If it was as low as 75%, then almost HALF, or 47.5%, of Israelis were excluded from TIMSS. And htis means their scores could have been jackedup 80 points, not just 20-40 points.

Dan Ben-David
Tel-Aviv University

It is most unfortunate that there is no precise Hebrew translation for the expression “they just don’t get it.” Of all the explanations that could possibly explain the recent behavior of the heads of Israeli’s educational system, minister Limor Livnat and director general Ronit Tirosh, this one is the most favorable to them – though there are several others that are probably more accurate.

They gave their first lesson in public integrity during a press conference in which they announced substantial improvements in the achievements of Israeli pupils in the recent TIMSS math and science tests. The second lesson was provided when they reacted to my article (Haaretz, Dec 23, 2003) on their assertions.

As written in the article, the improvement was attained when Israel excluded 22.5% of the population from the sample (among others, the entire unltra-orthodox population was excluded). Ronit Tirosh, in a radio interview with Rafi Reshef: “The doctor did not bother […] to check if his data is correct. Are his claims correct? Well, they are completely groundless!” Reshef: “Were 22.5% excluded?” Tirosh: “No way. 15% were excluded, and incidentally, I don’t have the exact data.”

So maybe it is time for the exact data to reach the director general of the education ministry before she reaches a microphone again. They can be found on page 352 of the TIMSS 2003 mathematics report. As stated in table A6, Israel excluded 22.5% of the population – compared with an average of 2.8% for all the other countries for whom test results were published.

Professor Ruth Zuzovsky, who heads the TIMSS project in Israel, responded in an Haaretz oped: “There was no difference between 1999 and 2003 in the degree of sample representativeness. […] In other words, Israel did not ‘exclude’ the ultra-orthodox in order to extract itself from a low ranking and it did not ‘raise the rate of exclusion by 41%’.”

It might be useful for Prof. Zuzovsky to refresh her memory with the help of page 325 in the TIMSS 1999 mathematics report. An exclusion rate of 16% appears only alongside Israel’s name. Outside of the educational system, it is not uncommon to calculate the change from 16 to 22.5 as an increase of 41% in the exclusion rate. Since there was no comparable growth in any of the relevant populations – ultra-orthodox, immigrants, etc. – then what exactly occurred differently with this particular exam? That is the first important problem that arises.

The director general and the professor do not understand what all the fuss is about. As Zuzovsky writes, after all “the desired population of the TIMSS survey are all of the 8th grade students in the regular education, who study the complete official educational program (in math and science).”

But that is exactly the crux of the second major problem. The important issue is not whether the results reflect the chosen sample, but that the sample itself does not reflect Israel’s population. What kind of a response is it that pupils who do not learn the necessary material should not be included in the sample? The essence of the problem is the fact that no one required them to study a national core curriculum (while the impending coalition agreement releasing the ultraorthodox from Dovrat educational reform indicates a thorough lack of governmental internalization of the problem’s seriousness).

It isn’t a coincidence that in lieu of a proper education in the core fields, they lack the proper tools that could ensure economic survival in a modern and competitive labor market, and as a result, too many mature into lives of unemployment and poverty – from which their deletion from the national statistics is still not viewed as a legitimate option.

It is time to stop skirting the main issue and to quit diverting the debate from the heart of the problem. Until proven otherwise by a truly representative sample that includes all of the children of Israel, it is a fact that the education provided in this country is the absolute worst in the western world and no statistical manipulations can change this. The fact that the percentage of new Israeli-born conscripts into the army knowing how to read at a sufficient level fell from 60% fifteen years ago to just 32% in 2003 should have turned on every red light in the education ministry as to the reliability of the abnormal TIMSS 2003 results from that same year.

It isn’t clear whether the desire to boast about the misleading achievements reflects the degree of non-professionalism or the degree of non-integrity within the ministry of education. Neither case is a cause for celebration – and what is certain is that only our children will pay the price of these two phenomenon. The primary person responsible for the misrepresentation of the results is not Prof. Zuzovsky but the minister of education, Limor Livnat. It is high time that she personally face the public to try and clarify the unexplainable.

There is an important lesson here for the Dovrat committee regarding the need for putting as much distance as possible between the planned new authority for measurement and evaluation, which is a central part of the proposed educational reform, and the interested parties in the education ministry.

“Apparently you are the one who doesn’t know what standard deviation is. There are no intelligence distributions like those you claim.”

The reason Gaussian Distributions or bell curves are so popular and are used so frequently in scientific research is that these theoretical curves come very close to the actual measured data. And almost always when they don’t match the measured data, it’s an error in the measurement, a fraudulent data point (as in the Atlanta cheating scandal), the result of disease or genetic deformity, or some other anomaly.

An example is the World Health Organization, which has spent years studying traffic safety and other issues related to early mortality. And through these statistical analysis, they’ve discovered that Israel’s terrible driving safety record, 240 fatal accidents per 100,000 vehicles, is one of the worst in the world. This makes Israeli roads 123 times more dangerous than roads in San Marino, 35 times more dangerous than Swiss roads, 27 times more dangerous than German roads, and 14 times more dangerous than US roads. They’re even twice as dangerous as roads in Libya, the Congo, and Eriteria, 65% more dangerous than roads in India, and more than 20% more dangerous than roads in Ghana and South Africa. They’re on par with roads in Guinea-Bisau, who Professor Lynn estimates to have an IQ of 63. To their credit, they are one seventh as dangerous as roads in Sao Tome (IQ of 59), and one third as roads in Gambia (IQ of 64). None of the nations with IQ’s greater than 70 come even close to Israel in road deaths. Even roads in the United Arab Emirates, with an IQ of 83, are one fourth as dangerous as those in Israel. Roads in Thailand (IQ of 91) are one fifth as dangerous.

In order to get a perfect linear correlation between IQ and highway safety, IQ’s were adjusted, with the largest downward adjustments being 20 points for Israel (from 94 to 74), 23 points for Egypt (from 83 to 60), and more than 50 points for Niger, Uganda, Sao Tome, and Ethiopia. The largest upper adjustments were 14 points for the Congo, 10 points for South Africa, and 11 points for the United Arab Emirates. No adjustments were made for England and Italy, and 3 point or less adjustments were made for Switzerland, Germany, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Canada, USA, Uruguay, and Kenya.

This is proof positive that regular IQ tests are incapable of measuring the collective national intelligence of countries, AND that Israel’s national intelligence is far below that of Thailand and Saudia Arabia, and much closer to their African neighbors to the south. OR that Israel simply CHEATED on all these tests.

Nate asked:
“Oh here’s something I don’t understand. Why would you assume the SD to be 80, if they state it as being 97?”

The standard deviations for mono-cultural nations and races tend to be a half to a third of those of multi-cultural or multi-racial nations. For example, in TIMSS advanced math, the Netherlands has a standard deviation of 46, compared to 106 for the Philippines. Using 80 is a real conservative estimate. The reason for this is that when the bell curves for 2 or 3 (or in the case of the US, 5) different races are averaged together, the standard deviation gets much bigger. It could be that within the White Race in the US, the bell curves for both Catholics and Protestants has a standard deviation similar to the Netherlands, or 46.

If so, then a GRE score for White Protestant men of 649 with a standard deviation of 46 is almost 11 standard deviations higher than a score of 433 for White Catholic men and a standard deviation of 46.

American Black women have a standard deviation of 88 in GRE verbal, yet they are a composite of all 86 Black races of Africa who have not integrated or intermarried with each other over the last 100,000 years, and never will, no matter how much WE do that. Each of these sub-groups could have a standard deviation similar to the Netherlands. The standard deviation of 67 for Hong Kong is made up of two separate racial groups, Mandarin and Cantonese, who each most likely would show a pattern similar to the Netherlands if they were measured separately.

“I already pointed out that Lynn gives standard deviation as 15. So you then change your terms, and say that he is “too generous,” even after you are have listed him as your source. (!) For an IQ of 122 to be six standard deviations higher than a mean of 94, the standard deviation would have to be approximately 4.7. You are thus asserting that hardly any Jews are likely to have IQs above 108 (three standard deviations above 94), & you are also asserting that very few or no Jews have IQs below 80. I guess there are no “slow” people or people with Down’s Syndrome in Israel. Apparently you are the one who doesn’t know what standard deviation is. There are no intelligence distributions like those you claim.”

In all data bases like this there are outliers which must be removed, and it ought to be obvious to you that those with Down’s Syndrome are such outliers.

I’m not quoting Lynn regarding Israel having an IQ of 94: I’m disputing it. Plus, there’s no evidence of a standard deviation difference between Sephardic Jews and Ashkenazi Jews, and the small bit of anecdotal evidence we have is that Sephardic Jews are SMARTER than Ashkenazi Jews. Where he puts Israel’s IQ at 94, the TIMSS study puts it at 86. The PISA math study where Israel scored 442 (17 points lower than Greece and 34 points lower than Azerbaijan), puts it at 85. The IAEP reading score of 439 (a test which was conducted in Hebrew which modern Israelis claim to have invented themselves) is 8 points lower than Turkey (Lynn IQ of 90), puts it at 87. This is an average IQ for Israel of 86. So the distance between “Ashkenazi Jews have an average IQ of 122” and an average IQ for Israel of 86 is even longer than I thought it was before. Even if we use the standard deviation of 15, what this means is that out of all 13 million Jews in the world, only 3 would have an IQ of 122 [read: would score five standard deviations higher than the mean].

On pg. 385, Exhibit A.4, of the 2007 TIMSs math report we have evidence that the test population of Israel was tampered with, so not even these scores might be true and accurate. Israel’s exclusions exceeded 22%, more than 20 times that of most countries, and up to 50 times that of a number of countries. Israel also didn’t meet the 90% sampling requirement that most other countries DID meet. The only possible explanation is that they threw out the lower scoring students. This alone could have inflated Israel’s score by 20 to 40 points.

Ignoring that for a moment, of the 3,294 Israeli students who took the test (and scored 463 with an SD of 92), NONE of them scored as high as the AVERAGE for Hong Kong. Five scored three standard deviations higher than Israel’s average score, and of course none scored more than four standard deviations higher, a score of 647. However, 167 US students, 1,735 Hong Kong students, and 302 Russian students DID score higher than THE top scoring Israeli student.

The most Catholic country in the world is Brazil, who scored 370 in PISA math (SD = 91). The least Catholic country is Finland and they scored 548 (SD = 81). So the most Catholic country in the world scores more than 4 standard deviations lower than the least Catholic country. Just because Catholics moved to this country and entered our education system doesn’t mean that their academic performance or IQ improved relative to their peers. Ditto for Protestants–just because Protestants moved here doesn’t mean that their academic performance or IQ decreased relative to their peers in the original countries.

“Based on online information about Lynn and Vanhanen’s IQ database, their national means have a standard deviation of 15. For you to correctly assert that an IQ of 122 would constitute more than six standard deviations higher than the attributed Israeli IQ of 94, the standard deviation would have to be less than five.”

You don’t seem to know what a standard deviation is, or how to measure it. As an example, consider Botswana’s TIMSS math score of 364 with a standard deviation of 77. What this means is that two thirds of Botswana’s students score 364 +/- 38.5, or between 325.5 and 402.5. One sixth of them score higher than 402.5 and one sixth of them score lower than 325.5, which is the one standard deviation. Two standard deviations out is a score of 441, and only 264 students in Botswana scored higher than this. Three standard deviations out is 480, and only 16 students scored higher than this. Four standard deviations out is 518 and no student scored this high. Five standard deviations out is 557, and obviously no student scored higher than that. Ditto for six standard deviations out, which is a score of 585. However, the AVERAGE for Hong Kong was 607, so in order for a student in Botswana to score 607, they would have to score 6.3 SD higher than their average.

The difference in their IQ is 106 – 72 = 34 IQ points.

If the standard deviation for these IQ scores is the usual 10 points, then the gap in IQ between Hong Kong and Botswana is six standard deviations. However, IF the standard deviation is 15 points (as you claim they say it is), then the gap in IQ scores is only four standard deviations. I’d like to know where they got the idea to use 15 points as the standard deviation for IQ’s, rather than ten points like everyone else uses.

Israel’s TIMSS score of 463 is almost a standard deviation lower than Slovenia, who your own references estimate have an IQ of only 95. It’s also almost a standard deviation lower than Armenia’s who they estimate have an IQ of 93. It’s also .1 SD lower than Malaysia, who they estimate to have an IQ of 92. It’s only a few points higher than Jordan, with an IQ of 87. It’s only 99 points higher than Botswana (IQ = 72), but 144 points lower than Hong Kong (IQ = 106). A linear extrapolation puts Israel’s IQ at 86.

Professor Lynn was extremely generous (or was forced by invidious discrimination against Whites by American publishers) to put Israel’s IQ at 8 points higher than where credible, reliable, verifiable, widely accepted, undisputed studies tell us it ought to be.

“Misinterpreting the data to fit your value system. For instance, from the list of various races and professions you extrapolate the idea that how much these groups earn is:
a) Related to their productivity, and
b) Resulting from lower IQs”

Nate, there is no question here. Smarter people earn more than dumber people. More productive people earn more than less productive people. Whether you like it or not, this is HOW a free enterprise system works. The entire idea of equating IQ to GRE scores is to expain the differences in incomes between races, sexes, professions, countries, and ethnic groups. If you don’t believe that, you need to take it up with the College Board, not this forum, and not me.

Here’s a starting point for you:

“Here’s the thing. Although Einstein’s IQ may not have been tested by standardized tests, it is generally understood that his IQ was well over 122. Pointing out this anecdotal evidence is essentially creating a straw man, then knocking it down. In reality, Einstein’s IQ was probably much higher than 122, and adds validity to your opponent’s argument, not yours (israelite).”

How can it be “generally understood that his IQ was well over 122”, especially for a guy who never passed algebra and was rejected from every university he ever applied to, and ESPECIALLY if his IQ was never measured? You need to find out who Einstein really was and quit listening to what Jews, whose brethren in Israel score lower than Azerbaijan on CREDIBLE worldwide studies, tell you about him. We KNOW with certainty that NO student, not even a Jew, has ever scored EIGHT STANDARD DEVIATIONS higher than the mean for their group. Yet without testing Einstein, this is exactly what you’re claiming about him:

There is no quantitative section of the SAT. You most likely mean the math section, the cites for which are on the following pages:

Please don’t claim again that they are not adequately cited. They are ALL very well cited, and what they show is that WHITES in mostly Protestant states like Iowa and North Dakota score a standard deviation higher on all three sections of the SAT than “whites” in mostly Catholic states like Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

What’s your point about At least now you admit that it WAS well cited, right? But exactly what do you object to about using this as a source for average salaries? Do you know why I know that you can easily use this to cross check average salaries reported by the Census Bureau studies? Because this is exactly what I did. Which part do you object to, or claim is “deceptive and disingenuous!”.

Of course there’s nothing at all deceptive or disingenuous about this if you can follow a simple LINK so you can get the point, is there? You evidently couldn’t even follow the link. Or you simply didn’t like the fact that American Blacks earn fifty percent more than American Jews?

Much of the crime data in this country comes from the FBI’s Uniform Crime Report. Of course you probably already know that, right? This crime data comes directly from this report, and ALL Of it is very easy to find, especially now that we know that you CAN search the internet. Right? Ok, maybe not. So let me spoon feed it to you, once again:

784,018 vehicles and 1,107 traffic fatalities is one fatal accident per 708 vehicles, which makes roads there 70% safer (you are 70% less likely to die on the roads there than in Israel)

A problem that Lynn et. al. would have with estimating Israel’s IQ is that Israel never participated in any of these international studies at the 12th grade level. All we have are numerous 8th grade studies, like IAEP, PISA, and TIMSS, all of which indicate that Israel scores closer to Africa than to Asia. If Israel’s scores drop almost a standard deviation betweeen 8th and 12th grade, as ours do, then Israel’s population has an average IQ one standard deviation LOWER than ALL of Lynn’s estimates. In 2007, the 8th grade TIMSS score for Israel was separated from the Palestinian score, and was 463. Accepting Lynn’s figures that the Ashkenazi and Sephardic population in Israel is evenly divided (which Sephardic Jews I know claim is false) and that Ashkenazi Jews score one standard deviation higher than Sephardic Jews (also questionable), the 100 point standard deviation of TIMSS indicates that Ashkenazi Jews score 513 and Sephardic Jews 413.

Exhibit 2.3, pg. 74. Only 5% of all Israeli’s reached the international benchmark of 625, compared to 32% in Hong Kong, 25% in China, 20% in Massachusetts, 17% in Japan, Korea and England, 13% in Hungary, 11% in Minnesota, the Czech Republic, Slovenia, and Russia, 10% in Hong Kong and the US, and 8% in Armenia, Australia, and Lithuania.

My sentiments exactly – V et al

The right of muds to impose themselves on me and mine will never exceed our right to free association with whom we please:

But them that are without God judgeth. Therefore put away from among yourselves that wicked person, 1 Corinthians 5:13

“Ye shall do no unrighteousness in judgment: thou shalt not respect the person of the poor, nor honor the person of the mighty: but in righteousness shalt thou judge thy neighbor”, Leviticus 19:15

“Ye shall not respect persons in judgment; but ye shall hear the small as well as the great; ye shall not be afraid of the face of man; for the judgment is God’s: and the cause that is too hard for you, bring it unto me, and I will hear it”, Deuteronomy 1:17

“Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness?” 2 Corinthians 6:14

“Now we command you, brethren, on the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye withdraw yourselves from every brother that walketh disorderly, and not after the tradition which he received of us”, 2 Thessalonians 3:6

John Knight

TEN Standard Deviations is IMPOSSIBLE

Ten Standard Deviations
In order for Obama to have an IQ of 122 as his campaigners promised he did, he would have had to score TEN standard deviations higher than his Kenyan Brethren!

Of ANY group, in ANY human endeavor, only one out of one billion score six standard deviations higher than their mean.Only one of 1 quadrillion score EIGHT standard deviations higher than their mean.

NOBODY scores TEN standard deviations higher than their group in ANY human endeavor.

TEN standard deviations is IMPOSSIBLE