What a strange choice of wording that researcher makes... giftedness????????????
If they wanted to evidence a hormonal link between IQs >130 and testosterone levels, why not just say it?
There are plenty of extremely gifted people with low to average IQ. This article really causes me a counter-intuitive moment, if testosterone levels during development are linked to high IQs... why the prevalence of dumb jocks in the world????????
IQ is such a subjective assessment, I'm constantly surprised to still find such terminology in a scientific paper.
Smells fishy. Before I'd consider such a statement I'd want to see an across the board assessment of thousands of cases in different fields of achievement.
Yes, giftedness is an odd word, but I don't think technically wrong.
I didn't get the impression that they were talking only about plain ol' intelligence, but rather child prodigy type stuff, like kids who can master the piano lickety-split.
Agreed, IQ is highly subjective, and as we know now, there are many forms of intelligence.
I really wish some of our members had scientific journal memberships so we could see actual article and read the methodologies and sample sizes. I've never been a big fan of secondary sources.
Could this be a project within Think Atheist you think, to get a membership? Personally, both libraries (college and municipal) in the small city in Northern Canada I live in do not have memberships.