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    • M.L.
    • 18.08.13 | 22:25 (IDT)

    The higher intelligence is associated with Ashkenazi Jews only. So if you want to talk about genetic determinism, by all means do so, but realize that this isn't really a "Jewish" thing per se so much as a specially Ashkenazi thing. Higher average intelligence (along with a predisposition for various diseases, such as Tay Sachs and breast cancer) are believed to be related to the fact that most Ashkenazi Jews descend from a few families located in Central Europe about 500 years ago.

    from the article: What makes Jews so smart?
    First published 18:04 02.08.13 | Last updated 12:56 02.08.13
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