Re: `overclocking'

From: Anton Sherwood (
Date: Tue Dec 31 2002 - 21:26:06 MST

Anton Sherwood wrote:
> An essay by one Greg Cochran suggesting that the concentration
> of several hereditary nerve disorders among Ashkenazim is a result
> of selection for intelligence. (He doesn't say sexual selection,
> but that would make the most sense.)

I sent that observation to Pournelle, and Cochran
(whom, it happens, I knew slightly at UIUC) wrote back:

        Of course I am _not_ talking about sexual selection, Dasher.
        The pattern was simple enough - properous families had almost
        twice as many surviving children.

Anton Sherwood,

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