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Postby cactuspete » Thu Jul 12, 2018 5:14 pm

DNA and Behavioral Genetics - Robert Plomin
People differ genetically and genetic endowment has impact on human behavior all across the board. This guy is particularly interested in reading disability and the types of interventions that can be done at a very early age to help kids predisposed to have difficulty reading. He says that reading disability is genetically identifiable and that through the use of genetic tests young children can be identified who need reading intervention services and that this should be done with three-year-olds.
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Re: Human Intelligence

Postby mrgreen » Thu Jul 12, 2018 5:54 pm

Genetics and Intelligence Robert Plomin
This is an interesting topic. I've always felt that human intelligence is just as genetically based as physical traits such as height. People seem to dislike this fact. I don't want to write at length about my hunch regarding the Flynn Effect, but there was a comment left to the video that approximates my thoughts on the issue:
The reasons behind the stagnation in the Flynn Effect is obvious to anyone who studies Population Genetics, and anyone who sees the world from the perspective of intelligence being hereditary. We're flooding the First World with low IQ immigrants and have Social Welfare policies that favours and even encourages the people in our societies with the lowest IQ to have the most number of children. They have since noted that our Genetic IQ has been going down for the past 40 years but better access to education and nutrition has been disguising this.

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Re: Human Intelligence

Postby ergot » Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:11 pm

Jordan Peterson - Controversial Facts about IQ
It's a very contentious topic that ruffles more than a few feathers!
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Re: Human Intelligence

Postby shadylady » Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:48 am

Sam Harris Drops the Red Pill on IQ
Genes appear to be as much as 80% of the story and there is no doubt that different races have different average IQs. However, there is much more variance within groups than between groups and so skin color does not provide any indication of an INDIVIDUAL's level of intelligence. Although this is an important topic, political correctness keeps us from adequately discussing this topic.
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Re: Human Intelligence

Postby mrfish » Fri Jul 13, 2018 12:32 pm

Gavin McInnes - Race Realism
According to this guy the average IQ ranges from below 65 to above 105 for different races. That's FORTY points!!! That's a lot of difference!
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Re: Human Intelligence

Postby BoraxBill » Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:07 pm

Jordan Peterson | The Most Terrifying IQ Statistic
When you consider that one out of ten people lack the intelligence to cope with a complex society, it's not surprising that we have so many people in prison.
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Re: Human Intelligence

Postby recluse » Fri Jul 13, 2018 4:32 pm

Temperament, heredity, and genes | Behavior | MCAT | Khan Academy
Interesting topic! Here's a quick primer covering some of the relevant concepts.
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Re: Human Intelligence

Postby MojaveMike » Fri Jul 13, 2018 5:44 pm

Epigenetics: Nature vs nurture
The implications complicate things greatly...
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