37977Re: [evol-psych] Re: Re: IQ tests
- Sep 1, 2005On Thu, 1 Sep 2005, Jason Malloy wrote:
>> Julian O'Dea: Why must there always be an adjustment forWe are talking about within-species correlations are we not, or have I
>> 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:
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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