Technically, it's 100.56 for the germanics nations because England is 100.5
But a more valid procedure is to weight the nations so that we are averaging the germanic people. With a rough estimate I get 101.25
So the germanics (people) and the polish have a gap of ~2.25 which is very significant. And to be more fair we should compare germanics to north slavs, not just the smartest slavs who happen to be the least marginal... I won't even bother with the math because the gap would only grow from 2.25.
So, like I said, the slavs, who inhabit the marginal lands, are not as smart as the germanics occupying the less marginal area. The same is true for the Chinese and Koreans vs the Mongolians.
"This difference can be explained by the difference in income per capita"
The smarter group would naturally have a better gdp. That's like saying if Kenya were rich they'd have an iq higher than the Germans...
Also, I'd expect the less peripheral, more populous, less inbred, higher gdp group to have a higher iq in terms of genetics due to the sexual section and rate good mutations can spread.
Bringing up gdp solves nothing. The question of iq is how much is genetic and how much is culture. The research says most group differences are due to genetics is is say its the sane for the small but significant differences between the germanics and slavs.
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^ Indeed, but East Germans are kinda hopeless by all accounts anyway, due to the massive amounts of funding they received from West Germany. Poles have become more industrious because they didn't have acces to this help, so Poland is actually developing much faster and in a more useful way than the former East Germany. I've seen quite a few articles on this phenomenon, including in the German media.
Anyway, I need to post this thing here...
Genetic origins and structure of Europeans in one paragraphEuropeans are mainly the descendants of Neolithic farmers from the Near East and native European Mesolithic hunter-gatherers, with the Mesolithic component peaking in Northeastern Europe. Moreover, all Europeans have prehistoric East Asian admixture, but Northern Europeans have more of it than Southern Europeans. However, Southern Europeans have recent Sub-Saharan African ancestry that Northern Europeans lack.
ABF= Where Middle Easterners are White and Greeks are Middle Easterners.
The highest frequency of R1b-U152 in Italy, or indeed anywhere in the world, is found in Tuscany, Emilia and southern Lombardy, a region corresponding fairly well to ancient Etruria.
Source Boattini et al. 2013.
"but according to your reasoning communist East Germans had certainly lower IQ than non-communist West Germans, because they were much poorer"
No, that reasoning was never a part of my argument. I never even used that reasoning.
The only thing I said was that you can't equalize peoples gdp and then adjust the iq accordingly, because, for one, gdp itself depends on iq. But neither is gdp a measure of iq, clearly that's not the case.
Poland is cool, no need to be the best at everything though.
And yes, we are off topic by a few steps!!!