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37977Re: [evol-psych] Re: Re: IQ tests

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  • Ralph L Holloway
    Sep 1, 2005
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      On Thu, 1 Sep 2005, Jason Malloy wrote:

      >> Julian O'Dea: Why must there always be an adjustment for
      >> body size? I have never understood the force of this argument.
      >> Larger is larger, isn't it?
      > The distinction has proved meaningful in the evolutionary study
      > of intelligence between absolute brain size and EQ
      > (encephalization quotient) which is a measure of brain size over
      > and above what is predicted from body size (or what is
      > considered needed for basic "house-keeping"). The
      > assumptions pan out rather well. Harry Jerison's 'Evolution of the
      > Brain and Intelligence' is still a classic:

      We are talking about within-species correlations are we not, or have I
      missed something? As for Jerison's magnum opus, I reviewed it for Science
      in 1974, and can send you a pdf of the review if you want it.
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