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Ashkenazi Jews rank smartest in world

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Studies show descendants of Jews from Medieval Germany, throughout Europe have IQ 20% higher than global average

Is it possible for your ancestry, religious affiliation, or nationality to determine your intellect?

According to a study performed by Cambridge University called, “From Chance to Choice: Genetic and Justice,” Ashkenazi Jews have a median IQ of 117.

Albert Einstein, an Ashkenazim Jew

That’s 10 points higher than the “accepted” IQ of their biggest competition, Northeast Asia, and 20% higher than the global average.

The Ashkenazim make up approximately 80% of all Jews with descendants from Medieval Germany and throughout Europe. The other 20% is made up of Sephardic Jews. I bet you’re frantically searching ancestry.com right now.

Other researchers state results for the Ashkenazim tests show an IQ score a little bit lower than 117, but one thing they can all agree on- they’re still topping the charts.

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Posted by on July 24, 2011. Filed under Asia,Israel,Middle East,Religion & Science. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. Both comments and pings are currently closed.