[extropy-chat] an(other) Aussie visits Texas

Anders Sandberg asa at nada.kth.se
Mon Jan 29 13:01:57 UTC 2007

Eliezer S. Yudkowsky wrote:middle of the crowd.
> If my vague acquaintance with the present state of g-factor research
> serves me correctly, this is not so.  10 points makes a considerable
> difference in life outcomes within the 80-120 range.

Yes, although the effects get larger in the lower range. There is a
threshold effect in being able to understand written work instructions
(around 95, I think) that really makes a lot of difference for life
outcomes. See Linda Gottfredson's papers on real life uses of
intelligence, they are very interesting.

Anders Sandberg,
Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics
Philosophy Faculty of Oxford University

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