Jewish genius abounds but why? The film Australia may never see. By Caroline Overington.
What about Albert Einstein, Marc Chagall, Marcel Proust and Viktor Frankl? They are Jews and, according to a new and somewhat controversial documentary, so too are 22 per cent of Nobel prize winners, 40 per cent of chess grandmasters, and a staggering 53 per cent of the recipients of the Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction.
Statistically, it’s ridiculous: Jews comprise just 0.2 per cent of the population.
How do they do it?
To put it another way: Why the Jews? …
That’s the name of the new documentary, produced not here of course, because who’d have the guts, but by a Canadian filmmaker, John Curtin, whose distributor is already worried about whether Australians will ever get to see it because, as everyone surely knows, debates about race, they’re tricky in this country. …
It’s loaded language, but what are they, the Chosen People? Some kind of master race?
See what I mean?
You just can’t say things like that.
Curtin says Jewish genius “remains a giant elephant in the room that everyone kind of notices, but no one really wants to talk about it”. …
“Almost everyone I spoke to mentioned the cultural aspects of Judaism,” says Curtin, “but Jewish accomplishment is so ridiculously disproportionate, it can’t be explained by culture alone. We have to talk about elevated IQ. You can’t have 11,000 per cent of over-representation in Nobel prizes without some elevated IQ.
European Jews have an average IQ of 115, the highest of any large ethnic group. Perhaps … during the middle ages in Europe, when IQs were going up fastest due to wealthier or more accomplished people having more surviving kids, Jews didn’t send their brightest men to monasteries like the Christians did.
Modern genetics has already found that two of the four genetic diseases common only in European Jews also give mild IQ boosts rather than the disease if the right number of copies of the gene is present. As genetics unravels what makes people smart, the PC nonsense about blank slates and all racial groups being statistically equal will be forced to yield to reality.
hat-tip Stephen Neil