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voluntary acceptance of a child of other parents to be as one's own child, usually with legal confirmation.


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Brain size=IQ level theory (Blacks vs Whites & Asians)

I was wrong about the adoption studies. Adoption Studies In addition to prenatal environment, the studies also fail to control for social environment. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minnesota_Transracial_Adoption_Study#Results table of ...

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by wildfunguy
Thu Jul 31, 2014 10:29 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Brain size=IQ level theory (Blacks vs Whites & Asians)
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... poopulations. The question is not whether there's a difference (in genetic IQ predisposition), but how large that difference is. I think the adoption studies suggest that the difference is negligible, regardless which way it goes. The adopted black children had almost the same average, but ...

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by wildfunguy
Wed Jul 30, 2014 8:50 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Brain size=IQ level theory (Blacks vs Whites & Asians)
Replies: 72
Views: 269902

Re: Brain size=IQ level theory (Blacks vs Whites & Asians)

... differences in brain size and IQ, (6) Cesare Lombroso and the genetic basis of criminal behavior, (7) between-group heritabilities, inter-racial adoption studies, and IQ (8) why evolutionary theory predicts group differences, and (9) the extent to which Gould's political ideology has affected ...

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by GrowingAtrophy
Sat Jan 25, 2014 9:26 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Brain size=IQ level theory (Blacks vs Whites & Asians)
Replies: 72
Views: 269902

Re: Brain size=IQ level theory (Blacks vs Whites & Asians)

... It certainly not a search for truth, because your minds are closed shut to countervailing evidence. Oh, and I know you'll trot out the timeworn adoption study bullshit. So allow me to preempt that now. This is Nisbett from the same article as above: The closest thing to direct evidence that ...

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by Seth90210
Sat Oct 26, 2013 7:38 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Brain size=IQ level theory (Blacks vs Whites & Asians)
Replies: 72
Views: 269902

Re: Brain size=IQ level theory (Blacks vs Whites & Asians)

... their beliefs are "holy truths." Did they somehow control for stereotype threat? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stereotype_threat Even in adoption studies, there could be differences due to stereotype threat or even nutrition in the womb. http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=brain-from-womb-to-tomb

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by wildfunguy
Tue Oct 15, 2013 4:42 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Brain size=IQ level theory (Blacks vs Whites & Asians)
Replies: 72
Views: 269902
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