modelling intelligence

Richard Norman rsnorman at
Fri Jun 29 09:07:47 EST 2001

"Andrew T. Austin." <aausti13 at> wrote in message
news:9hhhp2$fkn4 at
> jim horsman <jhorsman at> wrote in message
> news:%lT_6.315$Y2.556608 at
> > i am looking for a reference that has estimated the following equation
> > child's iq= a*mom's iq +b* dad's iq
> > a related problem
> > suppose a kid has an iq of 130, what is the distribution of his mom's
> > seems like an interesting and important question.
> >
> > any name or citation would be appreciated.
> >
> .....and which measuring tool would you be using to arrive at an
> of IQ?

And what does IQ really mean?  Is it something worthwhile to

Many decades (even a century) ago, serious neurophysiologists
were very busy measuring "chronaxie" and "rheobase" for a large
number of different kinds of excitable tissue.  Who is interested in
those ideas today?  Who even knows what they mean?

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