[ExI] Genetics doesn't explain why people are poor

Rafal Smigrodzki rafal.smigrodzki at gmail.com
Wed Mar 11 10:32:45 UTC 2020

On Sun, Jan 26, 2020 at 1:01 PM William Flynn Wallace via extropy-chat <
extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:

> The basic problem is that you simply cannot do a study of poverty and
> intelligence without massive confounding, so all you will ever get is
> correlations.  Best type of study:  identical twins raised apart in very
> different environments.

### Very hard to find them. Luckily, comparing the correlations between
biological parents and sibling vs adoptive parents and siblings is easy to
do, and clearly show a massive effect of genetics and hardly any for the

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