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February 18, 2003

Environment & Genes & IQ

Here is an 2 year old article titled "Heritability Estimates vs. Large Environmental Effects: The IQ Paradox Resolved". I find the title a little bit peculiar, as the article brings up possibilities and avenues of investigation to resolve the paradox (read the article and it seems clear they are concerned with the race discrepancy in IQs rather than the straightforward question of gene-environment feeback loops) , but doesn't seem to indicate a clear resolution....

And to return to the race and IQ debate, it shows that environment could explain racial IQ differences just as it explains IQ differences between generations.

Reminds me of Godless' post titled "Modern Day Epicyclists". Yes, Flynn might be right, Jensen himself has stated unlike most of his detractors Flynn is a serious thinker who gives him a fair shake, but what seems like the most parsimonious explanation to you? Good people will disagree me thinks....

Posted by razib at 07:04 PM

Chris Brand replied to the Flynn & Dickens paper here:


Posted by: John Ray at February 19, 2003 05:41 AM

Jim Flynn is a terrific guy, the very model of the open-minded scholar.

Posted by: Steve Sailer at February 19, 2003 11:14 AM