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Q: Eye Color and Intelligence ( No Answer,   2 Comments )
Subject: Eye Color and Intelligence
Category: Science > Biology
Asked by: mjtmjt-ga
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Posted: 21 Feb 2003 20:54 PST
Expires: 24 Feb 2003 02:28 PST
Question ID: 165486
Is it true that there is one eye color that is smarter then the rest,
what is the rank per color. I have heard that green or hazel have
higher IQ's (even a small amount). Is this true?

Clarification of Question by mjtmjt-ga on 21 Feb 2003 20:56 PST
looking for info related to humans.
There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: Eye Color and Intelligence
From: j_philipp-ga on 21 Feb 2003 21:39 PST
Hello Mjtmjt,

Here are two pages with opposing views:

Race, Intelligence and Ideology: A Review Essay of The Bell Curve (by
John C. Culbertson, University of Kansas)
"No one would take seriously a study that proposed a causal
correlation between eye color and intelligence"

What Is Intelligence? (by Bob Williams, 2001, in Capital M --
newsletter of Metropolitan Washington Mensa)
"IQ correlates with vital capacity, hand grip strength, symmetrical
facial features, light hair color, light eye color, above average
basic metabolic rate, inability to taste certain chemicals. (Mostly
small correlations.)"

Related is the following article:

IQ and Race (by Robert Todd Carroll, 2001)
"Of course, physical features such as skin color, shape of eyelid,
color of eyes, texture of hair, etc., are genetically determined. It
is also true that an individual's capacity for any particular kind of
intelligence is largely dependent upon genetic factors. What isn't
true is the notion that whole races of people have sets of genes which
make them as a group more intelligent than other races. The genes
which affect musical talent, the power to visualize or to think
abstractly, for example, are not established as the same ones which
affect those characteristics which are associated with being
Caucasian, Mongoloid or Negroid. If you want to find out why Asians
are over-represented in California's universities while blacks and
Hispanics are underrepresented, you will probably search in vain for a
genetic answer. Those who are interested in such things would do
better to look at family structure, ethnic traditions, and social

Hope it helps!

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Subject: Re: Eye Color and Intelligence
From: answerfinder-ga on 22 Feb 2003 02:25 PST
"These IQ results are based on all those people registering and
playing the Nine Network's broadcast of Test Australia - The National
IQ Test 2002 on the night of 6th of August 2002."
Eye colour comparison against the national average IQ of 100
Blue 110
Brown 111
Green 112
Grey 118
Other 109

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