The Question of Intelligence

The school system systematically favors more intelligent pupils since more intelligent pupils learn their homework faster. Gaps in levels of salaries of different professions show that professions are paid according to an intelligence hierarchy with the least intelligent in society paid the least and the most intelligent paid the most. Furthermore, the system of capitalism benefits the more intelligent who are more likely to become innovators and wealthy entrepreneurs and of course they benefit society as a whole. Communism and Nazism could be described as irrational revolts against this system of preference for high intelligence by scapegoating capitalists and Jews respectively (Ashkenazi Jews have genotypic IQ 110). 

Should intelligence thus be recognized as one of the vertical analytical categories of oppression? Yes, but the picture is more complex. There are great advantages with higher intelligence that are inherent and not due to some socially constructed “privilege”. Simply saying that those with high intelligence are “oppressors” would be an extreme over-simplification although there is certainly intelligence-based discrimination in the school system as well as in the systemic and largely unwarranted gaps between salaries of different professions. There is no question however that highly intelligent people rule and dominate all countries in the world.

The school system needs be be completely revamped to end discrimination against those with relatively lower intelligence, something which is counterproductive and causes severe stigmatization. Most professions do not require high intelligence although there are certainly professions that do. There is no question that university students do not require high intelligence since what is needed is merely reading books and therefore is selection for intelligence in the pre-academic school system in the form of grades discriminatory and wholly counterproductive. Selection for professional educational tracks rather needs to be made with psychometric tests tailored to measure suitability for specific professions.

At the same is it essential to recognize the vast contributions highly intelligent persons make to society in innovation, entrepreneurship and science. The more intelligent are also significantly more law-abiding. Although most professions actually do not require high intelligence, the demand for professions that do are on the rise and there is a strong case for finding ways to increase the birth of highly intelligent children while at the same time abolishing systemic discrimination against those with relatively lower intelligence. 

Sperm banks should be required by law to only accept sperm donations from those with IQ 150 and above. Fertile women in general (including those with fertile partners) should be significantly reimbursed by the government for undergoing insemination with high IQ sperm and subsequent birth. There should even be sperm aid programs to stimulate women in low IQ developing countries to accept insemination from high IQ sperm donors. Those women would be financially compensated both upon insemination and upon birth. In the longer term should a new global norm be created for women to procreate with the help of high IQ sperm donors. The benefits to humanity will no doubt be immense and what woman does not want her child to be as intelligent as possible? The selfish concerns of husbands who want to procreate are completely irrelevant and women should be encouraged to completely disregard that.

Of course this could be even further promoted with technologies such as artificial uteri and genetic modification of the human genome to promote higher intelligence and other beneficial traits. There is certainly a strong case for investing billions into research in those fields.