Cause and Effect

23 02 2012

You wouldn’t expect a fancy academic slash high level Obama advisor to understand that, would you?

Just in case you don’t grok C&E, either — The correlation between low IQ and lots of children (if there is any) isn’t that having lots of children results in individuals in the brood having low IQs, it is that lower IQ people tend to have lots of children, who inherit their low IQ from their parents.  And on the other side of the coin, successful high IQ people who were their parents’ only children aren’t high IQ because their parents only procreated once, they are high IQ because they had high IQ parents who used their intelligence to limit their fecundity, and bestowed their only child with the genetic prize of a high IQ.

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