Individuals matter

With all this talk of IQ...

...the best argument against any trait of a group is that individuals aren't completely beholden to group properties. Isn't that why you're reading this blog?

I went out with my friend tonight to Saint and then to the Lennox and the to 33 Lounge where I lost him. His night seemed to be going better than mine last I saw him before my cellphone went dead. He's apparently a Persian Jew, but most recently Bahai. I have no idea what that means, and I don't care. It doesn't matter, cause, he's my boy. And that's all that really matters.

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I have no idea what that

I have no idea what that means, and I don't care. It doesn't matter, cause, he's my boy. And that's all that really matters.

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An individual isn't his general characteristics

I think you're highlighting two issues worth distinguishing.

individuals aren't completely beholden to group properties

I think you're saying here that an average is just an average, and the individual data points can lie all over the place.

It doesn't matter, cause, he's my boy. And that's all that really matters.

I think you're saying here that his general characteristics don't matter to you - what matters to you is his relationship with you, e.g. your history.

These two issues are distinct because even if he were in every general respect identical to everyone else in some class to which he can be assigned, that wouldn't make him any less your boy. For example, if it were discovered that everyone in his class had exactly the same IQ, he would still be distinct from them in that he has history with you that nobody else does, and it's your history that matters to you, not his exact IQ.