Monday, December 26, 2005

Are Jews Smarter? -- New York Magazine [clip]

A rather controversial discussion of the intersection of psychology, behavior and genetics. Note that one of the scientists behind this is a NAS member.



Are Jews Smarter?

Did Jewish intelligence evolve in tandem with Jewish diseases as a result of discrimination in the ghettos of medieval Europe? That's the premise of a controversial new study that has some preening and others plotzing. What genetic science can tell us and what it can't.

By Jennifer Senior