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Validity

validity

1. The extent to which a measurement, test or study measures what it purports to measure.

2. Occasionally, accuracy.


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... and nurture are major contributors to their intelligence. 1. There's no such thing as a "black brain." So your brain size claim has no validity. 2. The 70 IQ claim for Africans is a well-known fraud.

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by Seth90210
Wed Feb 25, 2015 2:37 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Brain size=IQ level theory (Blacks vs Whites & Asians)
Replies: 75
Views: 334151

Re: Re:

... Algeria, Pakistan, Morocco, etc., all score below black Americans. This wouldn't happen if your racial hierarchy in intelligence theories had any validity. As a matter of fact, adjusted for 400+ years of brutality and cultural ostracization black American IQ is actually significantly higher than ...

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by wildfunguy
Thu Mar 13, 2014 4:13 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Brain size=IQ level theory (Blacks vs Whites & Asians)
Replies: 75
Views: 334151

Re:

... Algeria, Pakistan, Morocco, etc., all score below black Americans. This wouldn't happen if your racial hierarchy in intelligence theories had any validity. As a matter of fact, adjusted for 400+ years of brutality and cultural ostracization black American IQ is actually significantly higher than ...

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by Seth90210
Sun Jan 26, 2014 1:46 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Brain size=IQ level theory (Blacks vs Whites & Asians)
Replies: 75
Views: 334151

Re: unbalanced gender ratios of offspring

The mechanism of sperm fertilisation, with the y chromosome being lighter I don't know the validity of, but it seems a reasonable presumption. I personally think that the ratio is perhaps due to the preservation of genetic diversity. Most mammals tend to be polygynous, ...

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by Amphibitile
Sun Jun 23, 2013 8:01 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: unbalanced gender ratios of offspring
Replies: 6
Views: 5964

Re: Cell Signaling

... When you take away the organism and only involve the particular molecules you take away some of the variability and hence increase the validity of your results.

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by Amphibitile
Sun Jun 23, 2013 5:03 pm
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Cell Signaling
Replies: 1
Views: 1322
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