CHH find ten reports in the literature where doctors comment on unusual levels of intelligence in their torsion dystonia patients. Nor is it obviously linked to Jewish culture; Jews from other regions of the world show no such advantage. Instead of learning rules by heart from books, students tried to formulate the rules themselves.
For example, people with two copies of the sickle cell gene get sickle cell anaemia, but people with one copy get some protection against malaria.
Similarly, Freddie deBoer writes that most claims that certain schools or programs have transformative effects on their students are the result of selection bias. Most of the Jewish genetic diseases cluster into two biological systems — the sphingolipid system and the DNA repair system.
This is definitely what the Hungarians want us to think. Once again, most of these people were born in the period when the Martian scouts were supposedly in Budapest.
The only clue to their existence were the children they had with local women.
Might they be doing something to the brain? The ones who swam — people who were intellectually up to the challenge — had more kids than the ones who sank, producing an evolutionary pressure in favor of intelligence greater than that in any other ethnic group.
Doctors have long noted that Ashkenazi Jews are uniquely susceptible to various genetic diseases. What was so special about Budapest in the early s?
The coincidences actually pile up beyond this. Jews who were particularly good at these jobs enjoyed increased reproductive success. A number of genealogies of business leaders, prominent rabbis, community leaders, and the like — generally belonging to the more affluent classes — show that such people often had four, six, sometimes even eight or nine children who reached adulthood.
This reduces the difficult question of Hungarian intellectual achievement to the easier question of Jewish intellectual achievement.
Genetic diseases are so common in this population that the are official recommendation is that all Ashkenazi Jewish couples get screened for genetic disease before marriage. But I want to challenge this. Might the Jewish genetic diseases provide some advantage?
They account for more than half of world chess champions. As a result, Ashkenazi ended up somewhat more intelligent — and somewhat more prone to genetic disease — than the rest of the European population.
Posted on May 26, by Scott Alexander I. Ashkenazi Jews are just as successful as their tested IQ would predict, and they are hugely overrepresented in occupations and fields with the highest cognitive demands.
But one still has to ask — everywhere had Jews. For example, annual competitions in mathematics and physics have been held since On the other hands, there are some indications that poorer families tended to be small ones…as an example, in a census of the town of Brody in homeowner households had 1.
Evolution usually gets rid of genetic diseases pretty quickly. This puts the excellence of the Hungarian education system in a different light.Responses to The Atomic Bomb Considered As Hungarian High School Science Fair Project. Science programs provide opportunities for students to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes they need to become productive and responsible members of society.Download