Re: Gene supremacy (Was: Re: Meme supremacy)

Anders Sandberg (
Mon, 18 Aug 1997 15:48:16 +0200 (MET DST)

On Sun, 17 Aug 1997, Nicholas Bostrom wrote:

> Eric Watt Forste <> wrote:
> > Nicholas Bostrom writes:
> > > How do people who believe that upbringing accounts
> > > for much of the variability of intelligence explain the fact
> > > that the correlation coefficient between adopted children reared
> > > together is only 0.02?
> > It all depends on the age of the children at which the period
> > of "being reared together" began.
> So, Anders, do you still have access to the book from which you
> cited this figure, or do you perhaps remember the average age of
> adoption?

The book is Psychology by Smith (West 1993), a common basic
psychology textbook. It doesn't tell how old the children were, or
when they were adopted, just the correlations. Too bad. We have to
look at the original papers.

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