Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Are Jews smarter?



I'm just sayin'...

Just kidding. This paper sounds like crap. Here's a funny quote from a naysayer

“I’d actually call the study bullshit,” says Sander Gilman, a historian at Emory University, “if I didn’t feel its idea were so insulting.”

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

I don't understand that contradictory quote. Is it meant to be a joke? Please excuse my feeble gentile brain.

-cl

beckler said...

The New York mag article talks about this crap article that two guys wrote about how Ashkenazi Jews are smarter and how and why they could have evolved that way. The other quote is an example of someone who disagrees with this article.

Anonymous said...

What I don't understand is why she can't call the study bullshit and find it insulting at the same time.

beckler said...

oh. i get it. i don't know. i guess that doesn't make any sense. i didn't notice. it's like saying "delightfully tacky, yet unrefined", which is the hooters slogan, which is a perfect segue cuz i'm off to hooters. see you tomorrow, suckers!

Anonymous said...

yes.

Anonymous said...

I took it to mean that the person being quoted thinks the study is so insulting that it shouldn't be taken lightly & just brushed off as bullshit. "Bullshit" was probably the wrong word since calling something that doesn't necessarily mean you don't take something seriously.

miller

Anonymous said...

Yeah, she could have said, "ridiculous" or "pointless" or "inconsequential" instead of "bullshit", and the 2nd half of her quote would make more sense.

-michele

Anonymous said...

"You know what you are? You're a self-loathing Jew."
"Hey, I may loathe myself, but it has nothing to do with the fact that I'm Jewish."

DB said...

Are they using the real Larry David or the Larry David character from "Curb Your Enthusiasm" as the example of Jewish intellectual superiority? Because isn't the point of the show that Larry David is pretty much a tit?

Anonymous said...

DB, I thought about that too! But then I remembered when he hired the quartet to play Wagner on his neighbor's lawn, and I remembered that Larry David the character is pretty brillant after all.

-michele

werenotdeep said...

Okay, you can get to the bottom of this once and for all by just comparing pastries.

Now, take the Bagel. Bagels are good! But then, bring in the DANISH! MMMMMM!!!! Okay, now who's smartest?

Anonymous said...

The bagel and danish simply do not compare to the char siu bow.

According to The Bell Curve, the Chinese are smartest of all.

Ah, so.

--chairman meow

Anonymous said...

Do not fuck with my bagels. It is the most superior bread product of all time. I'm going to get one now.