This was the article that caused all the fuss that I remember coppersmith.
Thai children's IQ average low
The other point is whether or not there are cultural biases in these tests and whether or not they do reflect intelligence in this country accurately, the Thais do believe they are of value and important, as you can read in the reaction to the low score in this article.
China and Japan fare well, but not SE Asian countries.
From IQ comparison site,
Great Britain: 102.0,
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thai fruit carvingOriginally Posted by daneel
Korean fusion cuisine
Where is the creativity?
With all that posted, I get where some of you are coming from. Asian students are taught by there teachers to, listen, repeat, copy and again! Then whitey comes in the classroom and asks them to create a sentence using the word, "funnily," out of the blue. No wonder they're confused.
hear, hear.Originally Posted by Intrepid
science can 'prove' anything.
"so please show no pity as we come up from the ground, and please remember as you kill us and cut us down that time will not wash clean the bloody face of history, and someone will breathe here again and they will hate you for what you leave." m.g.
Do they do anything else?Originally Posted by Lor Ling
Evolution will deside who passes the genes in the future. Those are the most clever to my mind. Think of your favorite intellectual finding himself deep in The Amazon. Any one of those spear-chuckin wogs pickin thier arse with both hands would out-task him.
Nobody's saying "Asians are not creative".Originally Posted by jimbo
Obviously all people from all places and all walks of life have some degree of creativity. Although in Asia, culture and social values can inhibit its development and lead to an atmosphere where creativity is discouraged.
Also a lot of what are seen as great innovations and examples of great creativity here, in places like Japan especially for example, are improvements and variants on pre-existing ideas.
don't know where you looked, but about 2 years ago it was posted in the Bangkok post...Originally Posted by coppersmith
Bangkok's average IQ amoung primary students (i think) was 98. Outside Bangkok but still central reason was 88 and the other regions averaged was 82. It was attirubetd to environmental pollutants and lack of nutrition...
IME, Thais are a bit lacking in critical thinking, but they make up for it in other areas...
"Having sex is like playing bridge. If you don't have a good partner, you'd better have a good hand."
- Woody Allen
Choice Prince Philip-ism.Originally Posted by jonny danger
I've posted the link.Originally Posted by bewildered wanderer
http://www.ajarnforum.net/vb/860765-post63.html (Science Proves Farang Smarter Than Asians)
...such as?Originally Posted by bewildered wanderer
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I'm just an average manOriginally Posted by i1der
With an average wife
I work from 9 to 5
Hey ho I pay the price
All I want is to be left alone
In my average home
But why do i always feel
Like I'm in the twilight zone?
Oh, hang on, that's not me. That's 80s has-been Rockwell.
Great tune, mind you!
I like to think that with each new post I put to rest the idea that farangs are more intelligent!
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So really this is about that people educated in western institutes are basically smarter than those educated in the piss poor Asian ones.
Not Western people Vs the nippers.
Won't catch me arguing with that.Originally Posted by robitusson
all of them?Originally Posted by bewildered wanderer
we reject generalisations when applied to 'us' but are keen to use them on others. but they're abusrd!
just talking about them and rote learning, beaing able to remember long strings of data and information... I notice that my students are exceptionally good at that. They are also really meticulous about copying... Ever see how well they can copy an art piece, or their friends homework?Originally Posted by robitusson
I know. It can be annoying!Originally Posted by Smiley
we're all a bunch of pompous asses, no? how's that generilzation?Originally Posted by Well
Ever see one of their tiny (info-filled) cheat-sheets? Pure artistic gold!
And yeh, memorization....masters of!