Tuesday, July 06, 2010

HoS Micropost: Infectious Disease and IQ

Posted by Darin Hayton on 07/06 at 11:15 PM

A new study links IQ and infectious disease rates: “Parasite prevalence and the worldwide distribution of cognitive ability.” The New Scientist seems to accept the validity of the study: “Link Found between Infectious Disease and IQ.” The Guardian was initially lukewarm, “Lower IQs Found in Disease-Rife Countries, Scientists Claim,” before raising some important questions: “Linking Nationality and IQ is Wrong.”

Maybe somebody could send the researchers a copy of S.J. Gould’s The Mismeasure of Man.

Tags: iq, s.j. gould