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Intelligence predicted through DNA?
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41380-017-0001-5

Since Intelligence cannot even be defined in a rigorous manner and definitions such as there are are highly contentious, I have to assume this is sensationalism. But...
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Re: Intelligence predicted through DNA?
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https://www.nature.com/articles/s41380-017-0001-5

Since Intelligence cannot even be defined in a rigorous manner and definitions such as there are are highly contentious, I have to assume this is sensationalism. But...
Yes, but it looks like one gnarly ass paper.

We should trick Bluffy into trying to read it. Somehow convince him, without him knowing about it, that it supports his causes by us suggesting it supports ours but there may be some irregularities we don't want him to know about. Or something like that.
Are we there yet?

Re: Intelligence predicted through DNA?
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heh. That's a good idea.
Love is like a magic penny
 if you hold it tight you won't have any
if you give it away you'll have so many
they'll be rolling all over the floor

Re: Intelligence predicted through DNA?
Reply #3
A supplementary paper on racial variance in neurogenesis and myelination and eugenics is back in style.

Also

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Intelligence is predictive of health states, including mortality; [3, 4] a lower level of cognitive function in youth is associated with earlier death over the next several decades.

Who knew  :dunno:

Re: Intelligence predicted through DNA?
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Isn't it rather trivial to just define intelligence as the ability to score high on certain cognitive tests?

I'm not claiming that's a useful intelligence (that the ability to score high on the test translates into being a good general problem solver or successful in life in general), nor that it's the kind of intelligence we should care about, but in so far as people can be tested in performing certain cognitive tasks, that is a rigorous measure of some kind of intelligence, and genetic loci that contribute to that particular type of intelligence can be found.
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