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This post started out as a comment that would have gone here, but it became sufficiently long and possibly interesting that I figured it would make a good, if somewhat rough, blog post.
Well, yes. But the question raises some interesting points.
This is Chart 1 from Race, Evolutoin and Behavior by J. Philippe Rushton, originally published in the Unabridged Edition of same.
Many people assume human brains vary genetically and genetic variation maps to races. But the races are not real and genetic variation can’t explain brain differences. Because, dear reader, brains don’t work that way. Let’s look just at the brain part of this problem.
This post started out as a comment that would have gone here (but would have done just as well here). But it became sufficiently long and possibly interesting that I figured it would make a good, if somewhat rough, blog post.
Who is smarter, men or women? Any college teacher (at least in the social sciences and life sciences) who has ever paid attention to their own stats know that women do better than men in college classes. OK, women are smarter. But why? There are all kinds of post hoc explanations given for this like…
Obviously, I have to work this both into tonight’s talk in Grand Rapids, and blog about it: Gene governs IQ boost from breastfeeding from PhysOrg.com The known association between breast feeding and slightly higher IQ in children has been shown to relate to a particular gene in the babies, according to a report this week…