In this case the Jews are 0.25% of the population and 3% of the U.S. population. Agree, this phenomenon requires a scientific explanation. Also, there is evidence that Jews are smarter than other people genetically (Research by Steven Volkli from Albert Einstein College of Medicine). This is quite trivial prelude brings us to the central question: Why are Jews smarter? It has been proved that all living people on Earth have a common ancestor who lived 100 – 150 thousand years ago. So when and how was stuck and the deviation from the average earthling Jews? There are several different answers to this question: 1) Religious – God chose the Jews and rewarded them with all sorts of talents.
Such a response suit many people but not me – I'm not religious and I prefer to look for materialistic answers. 2) 'The Jews have a higher IQ because of prolonged persecution that forced them to hone intelligence to survive '(The Natural History of Ashkenazi Intelligence (' A natural way of intelligence branch of the European Jews') – Henry Harpending and Gregory Kochran). Unfortunately, the article is not found, but the phrase – is nonsense. If the father of all life sharpens your intellect to survive, then it does not mean that he has a son more intelligent than himself. Now, if the three sons survived persecution as a result of only the most intelligent, then yes. But I can not imagine as such can be proven. Besides, the Jews were clever and before they settled in Europe.