Not to mention that their “arguments” consist only of repeatedly using the same cherry-picked IQ tests, rather than looking at the actual scientific output of various populations. Probably, because when they’d see just how wildly various “racially” similar populations vary when it comes to this area, based on GDP, access to high-level technology and high-quality educational institutions, and so on, they’d be forced to admit that trying to explain those differences through some innate, genetic factors, is utterly redundant.
To give an example of what I mean: I’ve recently been looking at scimago data on numbers of scientific articles published by various countries/regions in 2020, and one thing that really stuck out to me, was seeing that there were more articles published in Botswana (857) than in D.R. Congo (499). Now, keep in mind that the latter has more than 37-times the population of the former. Thus, there were more than 64-times as many scientific documents produced, per capita, in Botswana than in D.R. Congo. The best thing is, this difference between two “black” countries, and thus perfectly explainable by things other than genes according to our “race realist” friends, is much greater than the ones between Sub-Saharan Africa and various “white” regions, which, at least according to my calculations, never even approach 50, despite the absolutely ridiculous differences in GDP, personal wealth, access to high-level technology, and so on. The same can be seen in Europe and other regions as well of course, with, for example, Czech Republic producing more that Ukraine despite having less than a fourth of its population, and so on.
Just in case anyone is curious what data I ended up with, here’s how the various regions of the world stacked up against each other in the numbers of published scientific documents in 2020, in both the total numbers and per 100k people:image
As we can see, the differences are definitely stark, but not even close to the Botswana/D.R.C. one, and nothing that cannot be explained by the massive differences in economic, and general, development between those countries. (The “Non-Arab Middle East” category consists just of Israel, Iran and Turkey. Quite a heterogenous and small group, so when I broke it up, I ended up with those (per 100k) figures: Israel (323,935), Iran(87,484), Turkey(69,230))