[Paleopsych] 9/11 Report: Exectitve Summary

Premise Checker checker at panix.com
Sun Jul 25 01:58:41 UTC 2004

The IQ data come from Richard Lynn's _IQ and the Wealth of Nations_. It's 
the most thorough assemblage of national IQ statistics ever made.

On 2004-07-24, Joel Isaacson opined [message unchanged below]:

>> From: Premise Checker <checker at panix.com>
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>> Subject: [Paleopsych] 9/11 Report: Exectitve Summary
>> Date: Sat, 24 Jul 2004 18:54:16 -0400 (EDT)
>> Final Report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the 
>> United States
>> http://www.nytimes.com/2004/07/22/politics/22CND-EXEC-SUMM.html?hp=&pagewanted=all&position=
>> [Note under "Financing" that the attacks cost $400-500,000 and that the 
>> annual budget of Al Qaeda is estimated to be about $30 million. I say that 
>> any undergraduate engineering class in the United States could have pulled 
>> it off. My biggest fear is a virus that could take large numbers of 
>> computers out of service for a long time. (The Internet itself was happily 
>> designed to be routed around.) But this would require a level of cognitive 
>> ability way ahead of what Moslem nations, with an average IQ of about 90, 
>> could accomplish. The higher IQ nations are far more interested in trading 
>> with the U.S. than in destroying it.
> Look, Premise Checker, it is downriight idiotic to pronounce an "average
> IQ of about 90" in Moslem nations.   Where do get your facts?
> Also, denigrating the smarts of the adversary is an act of singular
> stupidity, sepecially in this case.  Take it back and re-think
> the wisdom of your attitudes.    -- Joel
>> [Relax, folks. Life will go on, even if 100,000 Americans are killed 
>> during another attack. 6,000 Americans die every day.]

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