[ExI] re end of world
rafal.smigrodzki at gmail.com
Thu Sep 10 23:51:32 UTC 2015
On Thu, Sep 10, 2015 at 6:38 PM, Anders Sandberg <anders at aleph.se> wrote:
> What happens is that the new mean intelligence is 150+ (as by the old
> scale), turning into a new normal distribution. (I ran a quick Matlab
> What is going on is that the intelligence is due to a lot of genes adding
> about 1% or less each, so removing the <150 IQ population mainly removes
> some very bad genes and decreases the somewhat bad genes: there is still a
> lot of genetic diversity. So the new mean goes up, but the variance stays
> about the same.
> On 2015-09-10 23:15, William Flynn Wallace wrote:
> 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
>> > 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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