Seriously? Show me the error bars on those measurements. Show me the reliability of IQ as a measure of actual, you know, intelligence. Show me that a 6 point IQ difference matters at all in your interactions with other people, even if it were real. And then to claim that these differences are not only heritable, but evolutionarily significant…jebus, people, you can just glance at it and see that it is complete crap.
"Evolutionarily novel" preferences and values are those that humans are not biologically designed to have and our ancestors probably did not possess.I can't understand what 'design' means in this context (does anyone else have this problem?), and 'probably' hardly helps with a definition.
evolutionarily novel problemsFortunately that term isn't mentioned again in the article so it may as well be ignored.
In the current study, Kanazawa argues that humans are evolutionarily designed to be conservative, caring mostly about their family and friends, and being liberal, caring about an indefinite number of genetically unrelated strangers they never meet or interact with, is evolutionarily novel. So more intelligent children may be more likely to grow up to be liberals.