Re: Life Expectancy

Timothy Bates (
Sun, 13 Jun 1999 18:47:27 +1000

> At 11:42 AM 12/06/99 -0700, spike spikulated:
>>One's l.q. is the average of your parents' l.q >>assuming natural causes, otherwise one's

and Damien Broderick added
> Well, there's regression to the mean
Correct. Regression to the mean of your parent's group. Same thing for IQ (well, for any sample in fact).

> ...
> stochastic impact of disease, all that.
Jokingly - how do you factor in stochastic phenomena?