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> Interesting stuff, Philip. A bit Wellsian for me though.
I'm glad you like it.
> Certainly, professional classes have fewer children. As has
> been mentioned before on the list, one idea is that the
> demands on ensuring that offspring are able to maintain the
> social status of their parents requires so many
> resources (e.g. putting kids through university say), that it
> precludes lots of children. Recent UK survey evidence suggests
> that children from 2 child families do best at school
> (particularly the second child), followed by only children,
> with children from families of 3 or more kids doing worst at
> school overall. so, resources isn't a simple measure (sibling
> interaction may foster better learning potential than the
> isolated experience of an only child in early development).
> Cultural success then does impact on genes.
Thanks for this info. Having two kids turns out to be the magic
> One spanner, in the works- I thought IQs were generally
> increasing not decreasing?
I can't really tell, that's why I'm asking this group.
Is there anyone out there who has the required authority
to answer this one?
If IQs are still going up, it would be rather a deathblow to
my hypothesis. Well, the trend may yet have to
set in though.
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