[ExI] re end of world
William Flynn Wallace
foozler83 at gmail.com
Thu Sep 10 22:15:29 UTC 2015
On Thu, Sep 10, 2015 at 4:46 PM, Mike Dougherty <msd001 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 10, 2015 at 4:12 PM, William Flynn Wallace
> <foozler83 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > If all people with IQs below 150 became sterile, would the gene pool that
> > was left eventually create a population averaging 100 IQ?
> Yes, because the 'average' is 100. That may be an order of magnitude
> more capable, it would still be measured as 100.
> In order words, you would effectively lower the IQ of every survivor,
> "lies, damned lies, statistics"
well, yes, I suppose I worded that awkwardly. What I meant was, would the
mental ability of the average person who survived eventually regress to the
mental ability we now call IQ 100? I don't know enough genetics to answer
that. bill w
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