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William Flynn Wallace foozler83 at gmail.com
Sat Dec 30 17:14:47 UTC 2023

So my question is:  since more highly talented people have fewer children
will the IQ in a sense go down with time?  I sometimes wonder about Jews -
higher average than most (but not as high as people think) and their
birthrate is low.

Does it follow that talent in the general population will diminish over

We do know that birth rate goes down when life becomes better: better
nutrition, better access to health care, and so on.

What's the future?  bill w

On Sat, Dec 30, 2023 at 8:37 AM BillK via extropy-chat <
extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:

> On Sat, 30 Dec 2023 at 13:27, William Flynn Wallace via extropy-chat
> <extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:
> >
> > When I first knew this there were no links. So for current opinion I
> asked Chat gpt3.5
> > Chat - high iq people have fewer kids
> > ChatGPT
> > The relationship between a person's intelligence quotient (IQ) and their
> family size is a complex and multifaceted one, and it's influenced by
> numerous factors including cultural, social, economic, and personal
> choices. Here are a few key points to consider:
> >
> > Educational and career aspirations: Some studies have suggested that
> individuals with higher IQs may be more likely to pursue higher education
> and career goals, which can delay the decision to have children. They may
> prioritize their careers and personal development before starting a family.
> >
> > Socioeconomic factors: Higher IQ is often associated with higher
> socioeconomic status, and individuals in higher income brackets tend to
> have fewer children. This could be due to factors like the cost of raising
> children and the desire to maintain a certain lifestyle.
> <snip>
> > _______________________________________________
> I asked Claude AI, and it agreed but pointed out that the effect is
> more significant for women.
> Claude -
> High-IQ women tend to have fewer children than lower-IQ women.
> The difference is less consistent for men.
> Education levels, which correlate with IQ, also predict fertility.
> More educated women tend to have fewer children.
> The association is weaker for men.
> ---------
> This is implying that increased living standards, women's rights,
> education, incomes, etc. may be the fertility deciding factors.
> (With some correlation with IQ).
> BillK
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