That 2005 study on IQ and marriage by sex

This study keeps getting attention. This otherwise alright Quillette piece: Mate Selection for Modernity Studies using data from classic online dating websites and speed-dating both found that men exhibited less of a preference for women whose intelligence or ambition exceeded their own. A study by four UK universities found that a woman’s likelihood of marriage…

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Comments on Gwern’s Counteracting Dysgenics

https://www.gwern.net/Embryo%20selection#counteracting-dysgenics Gwern has a very long and detailed post/page on embryo selection and related matters. You should definitely read it. He has just added a new section on counteracting dysgenics — the genetic evolution of undesirable traits — and asked for my comments/thoughts. The background for the discussion are the recent genomic findings supporting dysgenic…

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Cognitive dysgenics in the OKCupid dataset: a few simple analyses

OKCupid dataset (not public right now, contact me if you want the password). Draft paper: https://osf.io/p9ixw/ I looked at whether there was evidence for cognitive dysgenics in the OKCupid dataset. The unrepresentativeness of the dataset is not much of a problem here: indeed we are very much interested in younger people looking to date since…

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