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  1. August says:

    “mean childhood IQ of women who have remained childless for life is 105.3, whereas the mean childhood IQ of women who have become parents is 101.7. The difference in mean childhood IQ between the two categories of women is very large and statistically significant.”


    • Ashley says:

      Don’t put a value judgement on the statistics though. That can cause problems.

    • Levin says:

      I am not entirely sure that this correlation is justified, because it is just a correlation without causation.

    • Buster says:

      Oddly enough, the mean IQ for women with children is average to slightly above — but lower than the IQ of women who remained childless. I suspect the childless women sample is effected by women who spent much on education that inhibited childbearing or marriage. I’ve dated women like that, who were so busy pursuing doctorates or careers they never found time to marry or have children. Stupid women probably don’t pursue doctors with the

      What I really want to know is the association between IQ and childbearing as more children are born per woman. I suspect the average IQ falls tremendously with additional children. The effect for the second child probably is small. But the effect probably builds as more and more kids are added. Having 10 kids, for example, could indicate poor planning ability.

  2. Bolton says:

    “The 29-year-old signed up for SNAP and receives $200 dollars a month in taxpayer money for food. He put it simply, “I don’t got a paycheck coming in, so I qualify.””

    That’s how the system works, but I don’t think he will be enjoying himself so much in 10 or 20 years.

  3. Studebaker says:

    Is ObamaCare encouraging hospital monopolies?
    That’s common among disciples of central planning. Create a monopoly and regulate it. In the case of health care, I’m afraid we’re heading towards a monopsony (i.e. single payer).