January 7, 2013

Education Does Not Increase Intelligence

Satoshi Kanazawa, Big Think


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Education does not increase your intelligence.  It’s the other way around.

A subcategory of the last common misconception about intelligence (“Genes don’t determine intelligence, only the environment does”) is that you can become more intelligent, by reading more books, attending better schools, or receiving more education.

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TAGGED: Genes, Causation, Intelligence, Education

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