Tuesday, August 30, 2011

The Debate about Heritability of General Intelligence Radically Narrows « The Enterprise Blog

But the bottom line of the article is reasonably simple. Using nothing but genetic information, the team of researchers was able to establish that the narrow heritability of crystallized intelligence (the kind that can be more easily affected by education) is at least 40 percent. The narrow heritability of fluid intelligence (the kind that involves pure problem-solving ability, independently of acquired knowledge) is at least 51 percent. Note the at least. The study’s authors explicitly state that these estimates are lower bounds.

via blog.american.com

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Comments

Yeah, it's all a lottery but the odds are set (in large part) by genetics.

Posted by: dearieme | Aug 30, 2011 2:37:48 PM