Obama’s “Science” Advisor: Kids from Big Families Have Lower IQs

Posted by on Feb 23, 2012 at 12:26 pm
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Let’s look at the upside here. At least finally someone can explain the Kennedys.

John P. Holdren, the top science adviser to President Barack Obama, wrote in a book he co-authored with population control advocates Paul and Anne Ehrlich that children from larger families have lower IQs.

The book—”Human Ecology: Problems and Solutions”—argued that the United States government had a “responsibility to halt the growth of the American population.”

“It surely is no accident that so many of the most successful individuals are first or only children,” wrote Holdren and the Ehrlichs, “nor that children of large families (particularly with more than four children), whatever their economic status, on the average perform less well in school and show lower I.Q. scores than their peers from small families.”

Holdren and the Ehrlichs published “Human Ecology” with W.H. Freeman and Company in 1973. In June 2000, a study published in American Pyschologist debunked the notion that children in larger families have lower I.Q.s. But when Holdren appeared in the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee in 2009 for a confirmation hearing on his appointment to run the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, he continued to argue for the benefits of “smaller families” on other bases.

In “Human Ecology,” Holdren and the Ehrlichs concluded: “Population control is absolutely essential if the problems now facing mankind are to be solved.”

“Political pressure must be applied immediately to induce the United States government to assume its responsibility to halt the growth of the American population,” they wrote.

Can’t wait until Holdren comes out for Obama’s enforced taxpayer-funded contraception plan.

 

6 Responses to “Obama’s “Science” Advisor: Kids from Big Families Have Lower IQs”

  1. Blue Hen on 23/23/12 at 12:52 pm

    Ah Paul Ehrlich. he of the “we’re all gonna die. From Global cooling. And running out of oil. Well before 2000. Good times, yes.

  2. spepper on 23/23/12 at 2:05 pm

    “Political pressure must be applied immediately to induce the United States government to assume its responsibility to halt the growth of the American population,” they wrote.

    If that isn’t the most anti-American rhetoric ever written, what IS?

  3. Rob Crawford on 23/23/12 at 4:39 pm

    Paul Ehrlich — butterfly researcher turned most malignant person in modern history.

  4. NateDogg614 on 23/23/12 at 4:59 pm

    Amazng that Ehrlich even has anything that remotely comes close to credibility anymore.

  5. NateDogg614 on 23/23/12 at 5:04 pm

    As a sidebar, the policies that these guys are advocating reminds my of the hellish future at the opening of the Fox show “Terra Nova,” where families are limited to 2 children and there are “Population Enforcement” officers which arrest the protagonist for secretly raising a third child. Even for sci fi, its pretty creepy stuff.

    As an aside, Obama’s also on their currency (if you go back and take a look).

  6. shirley elizabeth on 23/23/12 at 5:27 pm

    Anyone read the book Ender’s Game? The parents were given permission to have multiple children because they produced offspring with high IQ. Nice.

    Also, I come from a large family full of doctors, dentists, scientists, lawyers, accountants….and those are just the ones that have graduated high school.