THE TIMES: Class of 2017 dumber than Victorians

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Release date: 18/7/2017

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Neil Pendleton, professor of medical gerontology at the University of Manchester, who has previously worked on the genetics of human intelligence but was not involved in this study, said that the findings were an “interesting observation”.

“The methods are acceptable and the proposal has some evidence: that if the same common genetic variance we can detect for modern humans had the same effect in early figures, then it would seem there is an enrichment for these in the historical period transition,” he said.

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TitleClass of 2017 dumber than Victorians
Media name/outletThe Times
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date18/07/17
DescriptionNeil Pendleton, professor of medical gerontology at the University of Manchester, who has previously worked on the genetics of human intelligence but was not involved in this study, said that the findings were an “interesting observation”.

“The methods are acceptable and the proposal has some evidence: that if the same common genetic variance we can detect for modern humans had the same effect in early figures, then it would seem there is an enrichment for these in the historical period transition,” he said.
URLhttps://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/class-of-2017-dumber-than-victorians-sb0f9lhlk
PersonsNeil Pendleton