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Race and Intelligence Controversy

Stop the world, please, I'd rather hang out with the aliens

I was talking to Hong Kong-based alien abductee Neil Gould (pictured) the other day, who told me extraterrestrials have had their way with him periodically since he was a young man and that his son, now in his 20s and a filmmaker, has had similar experiences.

Saturday, 18 December, 2010, 12:00am



Hong Kong Players

Fringe Theatre, Fringe Club

Reviewed: June 30

Under the direction of chairman Stephen Bolton, the Hong Kong Players deliver a fast-paced, punchy and wickedly funny interpretation of this David Mamet satire on Hollywood.

4 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Aim to end ban on democrats

Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen deserves credit for persuading mainland leaders to allow pro-democracy camp lawmakers to visit Guangdong. It may be only for 36 hours, but the agreement on Hong Kong legislators' visit has broken the deadlock. It is a very significant step in the right direction.

4 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Men smarter?

Men have larger brains, higher IQs, and are simply smarter than women, says a British academic (already controversial for his claim that white people are more intelligent than blacks). Thus men are more likely to win Nobel prizes. What's your view? Write to us

28 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

There's nothing nazi about tutorial centre's name

Tutorial schools are a dime a dozen in Hong Kong but not many have such a, shall we say, intriguing name. Post colleague Alex Price spotted this school (pictured) in Prince Edward. We were alarmed for awhile about what would happen to pupils who don't fit their selective intellectual and physical profiles.

23 Apr 2005 - 12:00am

Study downplays HK maths strengths

US-funded international survey gives tops marks for lesson quality, but only as an appendix in report critical of teaching

A local academic who contributed to a major international study of mathematics has criticised the final report for downplaying Hong Kong strengths in teaching the subject.

22 Nov 2003 - 12:00am

Culture adds up

IF YOU ARE Chinese, you are likely to do better in maths tests than your Western counterparts - at least that is what an ongoing survey suggests.

This widely held belief has been supported by preliminary findings of the cross-cultural study TIMSS-R.

15 Nov 2002 - 12:00am

Article fails IQ test

THERE is nothing specifically wrong with what was said in the article 'Chinese smartest of all, says study' (Sunday Morning Post, January 1) other than the fact that it lacks any intelligent discussion whatsoever.

15 Jan 1995 - 12:00am

Racism lives on in IQ report

SADLY, racism is alive and well. One source of disquiet comes from Hitler-type utterances of racial superiority and a racial IQ hierarchy. This is bad enough in any multi-racial society. Another source is making fundamental mistakes in research and I refer to the article 'Chinese smartest of all, says study' (Sunday Morning Post, January 1).

8 Jan 1995 - 12:00am

No race apart when it comes to intelligence

THIS IQ business was fun while it lasted, but now it has gone too far. I do not mind academics achieving cheap notoriety by making wild claims about the intelligence of different races. It gets their names in the papers and some universities like this.

4 Jan 1995 - 12:00am