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27-Nov-2017 17:51 by 7 Comments

Online dating rituals of the american male imdb movie

Our Word of the Year choice serves as a symbol of each year’s most meaningful events and lookup trends.

Their mother and father were both well-educated teachers interested in stuff like developmental psychology.

But it seems more important to consider a less silly argument – that practice is one of many factors, and that enough of it can make up for a lack of the others. This study showing that amount of practice only explains 12% of the variance in skill level at various tasks, and is often summarized as “practice doesn’t matter much”.

But it finds practice matters more (25% of the variance) in unchanging games with clear fixed rules, and uses chess as an example.

This is what we should expect given the correlation of about r = 0.24 between IQ and chess ability (see also this analysis, although I disagree with the details).

And the contrary claims – like the one that Bobby Fischer’s IQ was in the 180s – are less well-sourced (although Fischer was the son of a Hungarian-Jewish mathematician, so who knows? If it were possible to be a chess world champion with an IQ of 135, then maybe it’s possible to be a “mere” grandmaster with IQs in the high 120s and low 130s.

It suggests that chess grandmasters probably have IQs above 160.

Plugging the Polgar sisters’ chess scores into his equation, I get IQs in the range of 150, 160, and 170 for the three sisters. Even if both Polgar parents were 170-IQ themselves, regression to the mean predicts that their children would have IQs around 140 to 150.

He also points out that even though the sisters themselves have all practiced similar amounts, youngest sister Judit is clearly better than the other two in a way that practice alone cannot explain.

I don’t know if the case he’s arguing against – that practice is literally everything and it’s impossible for anything else to factor in – is a straw man or not.

So, take a stroll down memory lane to remember all of our past Word of the Year selections.

Someone summed up my previous post as “Hungarian education isn’t magic”.

It’s mathematically possible for there to be an IQ that predicts you would have three children of 150, 160, and 170, but I doubt any living people have it, and even if they did there’s no way they would marry somebody else equally gifted.