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On 13 Aug 2001, at 17:32, Philip Jonkers wrote:
Although the average IQ of a child is found by estimating the
difference between it's mother's IQ and the average and the
difference between its father's IQ and the average, choosing the
midpoints of these two differences and splitting the difference, IQ
will still range both above and below this average on the bell curve.
Progeny IQ calculating example:
Average IQ being stated as 100
Father's IQ: 140
Mother's IQ: 160
Father's midpoint: 120
Mother's midpoint: 130
Top of bell curve for child's likely IQ: 125
> Quoting Chris Taylor <Christopher.Taylor@man.ac.uk>:
> > PJ (liberally snipped):
> > > Based on the previous conjectures it follows that cultural people
> > > will decrease in numbers while biological people increase in
> > numbers.
> > > As this hypothesis rests on Blackmore's, confirmation
> > > of the former serves as supporting evidence for the latter too.
> > >
> > > ps. Let the record show that I have no interest in supporting
> > malevolent
> > > ideologies which disrespect human life. Therefore, do not dare to
> > suspect
> > > any eugenic motives or sentiments behind me posting this,
> > > I'm on an inspirational high that's all...
> > Well, three generations back from me, one of my ancestors shovelled
> > shit for a living; basically 90% of my family are working class as
> > hell (whatever that means these days), but I'm now Dr Taylor.
> > There's hope for the life of the mind yet I think. What cracks me up
> > is reading about the screaming abdabs the british (inter alia) fin
> > de siecle 'liberals' had about universal (for men) suffrage (let
> > *them* vote?!). We're always alright in the end.
> Same story over here Chris, my folks and theirs are al factory
> workers, housewifes and fishermen. Well maybe there was the
> occasional teacher or clerk. Anyway, I've become a doctor too.
> However, you and I may be rather exceptions to the rule or
> trend (which may yet have to set in). I think it's the
> statistically averaged picture that's decisive ultimately.
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