MadSci Network: Genetics

Subject: Does 'regression to the mean' apply to the genetics of IQ?

Date: Mon Feb 11 23:01:58 2002
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I read Dr Cullari's Yes reply in archives. My son says distressingly that 
regression to the mean implies that if two black people with 140 IQs marry, 
their children will likely have lower IQs than two whites with 140 IQs - (black 
mean IQ being lower.) A geneticist friend says that the ONLY genes that count 
are those of the specific parents, & Cullari, a non-geneticist, is wrong. Could 
a geneticist reply? I would so appreciate it.

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