Fri, 6 Nov 1998 16:08:41 -0500 (EST)

From: BMSDGATH <BMSDGATH@livjm.ac.uk>
To: memetics@mmu.ac.uk
Subject: experiment
Date: Fri, 6 Nov 1998 16:08:41 -0500 (EST)

I've booked a roomful of undergraduates in 2 weeks time to repeat the
classic Cavalli-Sforza (1982, Science 218, 19-27) cultural transmission
experiment. My theory (sticking my neck out) is that because most of my
students come from one-parent families the vertical transmission
correlation co-efficients will be substantially weaker than in Cavalli's
1982 cohort of well-heeled bi-parental Stanford undergrads.

ho, ho! I'll let you all know what happens.


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