[ 4.11.2015 Blog Author’s NOTE: Some of the maps published in this post have ‘mysteriously disappeared’ now and again. One reader notified me, and I replaced a missing map and adding more maps from diverse sources and studies. This information should not be censored. If you locate this post and see that no maps are published beneath it, please drop me a line under ‘comments’ and I will re-post the maps.]
Competition is a healthy thing, inspiring those in the lower positions of achievement to aspire to do better, and to strive to become number one. Ask any sports fan. They will tell you all about it. Hundreds of factors weigh in when attempting to measure raw fundamental human intelligence, not the least being genetics of one’s most immediate human ancestors, overall health, literacy and level of education, nutritional history, the immediate physical and social environment, cultural mores, even the role which religious beliefs have upon the imperative to learn vs. blind acceptance of what is taught from pulpit or mosque.
It is with these thoughts in mind that I publish these maps. I have long been fascinated with IQ. I learned as a young child that I had registered an IQ score along with musical aptitude in the top 1 percentile of the nation, and was invited to join Mensa. I declined. I’ve since had plenty enough all-out-stupid days to know that IQ scores are by no means the only measure of human intelligence. Tests have never been developed which measure spiritual aptitude, emotional intelligence, artistic intelligence and raw scientific aptitude. We still live in ‘the dark ages’ of properly assessing human intelligence, raw talent, and untapped human aptitude for achievement across the board. I would especially like to cite the young teen prodigy and inventor from Sierra Leone who has stunned the world with his remarkable self-taught capability to literally rummage through garbage heaps, locating discarded electronic parts which he has refashioned into radios, power generators, batteries, flashlights and the like. There is no arguing that this boy is a genius. It shatters all stereotypes which might be inferred by the maps published below. See http://screenshotsnews.net/2015/04/11/prodigies-shapshots-of-young-geniuses-around-the-world-and-what-they-are-doing/
The other kid in my school who scored in the top 1 percentile of the nation ended up selling vacuum cleaners for a living as a grown man. So there you have it. IQ is not all it’s cracked up to be. So don’t let any of these maps upset you. And if you were born in Asia, congratulations! Your nation scored the highest IQs on average. as for the rest of us, let’s all try harder. We can all nervously chuckle and crack a few more banal jokes about China while they quietly plan their sudden and total takeover of the world, which will certainly be unfurled at some point in my lifetime. Anyone with half a brain, and I do have at least half of one, can foresee that China is destined to dominate the latter half of the 21st century. I only wish that it was not a Godless China who would be stepping forward onto the world stage. A nation without God is a ship without a rudder. Look around at the sorry condition of the USA then tell me I am wrong. Here’s the map.