A major article that came out hours ago in The Telegraph is generating a lot of excitement in the HBD community:

Researchers have believed for some time that intellect is inherited with studies suggesting that up to 75 per cent of IQ is genetic, and the rest down to environmental factors such as schooling and friendship groups.

 

Actually the environmental component is believed by HBDers like Jensen to be developmental noise (biological environment) not schooling and friendship groups.

But until now, nobody has been able to pin-point exactly which genes are responsible for better memory, attention, processing speed or reasoning skills.  Now Imperial College London has found that two networks of genes determine whether people are intelligent or not-so-bright.

Of course we’ve seen this movie before.  IQ genes are discovered, and then followup studies fail to replicate their existence.  This could just be another Type I error.

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