So right, DA. I remember reading a report that supported that line of thought back in the '60's. Some Socialogists had devised a non-verbal test that "measured" a person's Problem Solving Ability as well as Adaptability Level. Administered to various groups all over the Planet (Hey, I wish I was in on that study!) They determined that the ethnic group with the highest Problem Solving and Adaptability Quotient WAS.....the Inuit of Canada's High Arctic.

Years later, I damn near hit one of those guys while he Jay-walked right in front of me in Yellowknife, so I don't know how viable the test was.