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[Xmca-l] An interesting meta-analysis on the relationship between intelligence, genetics, and culture

*The Heritability of Intelligence: Not What You Think *By Scott Barry


"One of the longest standing assumptions about the nature of human
intelligence has just been seriously challenged."

"To be clear: these findings do not mean that differences in intelligence
are entirely determined by culture. Numerous researchers have found that
the structure of cognitive abilities is strongly influenced by genes
(although we haven’t the foggiest idea which genes are reliably important).
What these findings do suggest is that there is a much greater role of
culture, education, and experience in the development of intelligence than
mainstream theories of intelligence have assumed."

The original article can be downloaded at:

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