[ExI] NewAbs: The Phenotype of IQ is Polygenic x 1, 000 Genes

Damien Broderick thespike at satx.rr.com
Thu Aug 11 01:39:17 UTC 2011

On 8/10/2011 7:55 PM, spike wrote:

>> I wonder if some apparent instances of "deterioration"
>> might actually be adaptations promoting the survival of one's
>> lineage...Damien Broderick

> The notion that evolution is blind past reproductive years gets all messed
> up in the human species, because the real driver is mate selection.  Those
> past reproductive years in the human species have an enormous influence over
> the phenotype.  In a lot of important ways, it really simplifies everything
> to leave humans out of the equation completely and treat human evolution as
> a related but separate topic, since we mess up everything with memetic
> influence on mate selection.

So far I've seen three responses to my post, yet nobody has addressed 
the possibility I mooted about selective memory deterioration.

Damien Broderick

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