[ExI] re end of world

Jason Resch jasonresch at gmail.com
Fri Sep 11 02:12:32 UTC 2015

On Thu, Sep 10, 2015 at 3:12 PM, William Flynn Wallace <foozler83 at gmail.com>

> If all people with IQs below 150 became sterile, would the gene pool that
> was left eventually create a population averaging 100 IQ?
There is also the phenomenon of "mean reversion". If two people of IQ 150
have children, the IQs of the children tend to be closer to the average of
the population than of the parents. This suggests to me that high
intelligence requires the right combination of certain genes, and that it's
a delicate balances of parameters. When genes of two parents combine, the
result is more likely to throw off this balance and get a more average
result, than to get a more rare, but superior combination of parameters.


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