Saturday
Jan102009

Medieval Evolution:

How The Ashkenazi Jews Got Their Smarts

Ashkenazi Jews have been terrifically overrepresented in cultural and scientific achievements over the past hundred years. They have the highest average IQ of any ethnic group, and an odd set of genetic diseases. We believe that there is a simple explanation for all these surprising facts - natural selection for being better white-collar workers in the Middle Ages.

 

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