On the Sixth night of Hanukkah, it was revealed to me that I’m apparently inherently smarter than all of you. According to the New York Times, citing to a paper that I’m sure is not written by at least one notorious racist nor a guy who thinks being gay is caused by a disease, “Ashkenazi Jews have the highest average I.Q. of any ethnic group for which there are reliable data”. That’s just science. Apparently.
This kind of thing has been around for a while but I, being so much smarter than all of you, wasn’t just going to trust sources with names like phreneology today. But now that the most important paper in the country has weighed in, I feel like it would irresponsible not to take their word for it.
The whole idea of inherent racial intelligence differences is fringe at best, and at worst only promoted by the absolute dregs of society. So if there wasn’t overwhelming evidence that had suddenly come out, why would the paper of record be willing to print such otherwise racist garbage?
Because I’m so much smarter than all of you, I assumed that there would be no way the NYT would publish something like this without multiple careful citations to scholarly works and so I went through the article looking for them.
Here’s what I found: a citation to a WSJ review of someones book, an NYT article about the aftermath of escaping the holocaust, and article about hate crimes against Jews in Brooklyn, and nothing else. So, because I’m so much smarter than you, I can tell that apparently that one study by the guys who are in no way biased or physicists is overwhelming proof. Because clearly the NYT wouldn’t have published racism otherwise.
And because I’m so smart, once I realized I couldn’t get in touch with anyone involved in this process I reached out to the editors brother for comment (he happens to be my senator). I’ll update this when I hear back, which I obviously will.
Now if anyone would like to debate the point, I’m going to need to see some skull measurements and IQ scores. Because I’m so much smarter than you.