Re: Flynn Effect ...yes, testosterone

Nader Fakhraie (
4 Nov 1996 12:37:06 -0500

Rohinton Collins ( wrote:

: James Howard <> wrote in article
: <55il1i$>...
: > I have suggested in past letters to this paper that testosterone
: > is rising in this society. ...... This
: > will be seen, on aveage, as a decline in reading ability and an increase
: > in math abilities. In areas where testosterone is very high, reading and
: > math scores should both decline. The thing that worries me most is that
: > one of my references points out that 'the left hemisphere also seems to
: > be the seat of analytical thinking...' According to the National
: > Assessment of Educational Progress, we may be seeing a real, and in
: > some areas already significant, decline in functions of the left
: > hemisphere."
: > James Howard

: Blah, blah, blah. The main cause of sub-standard intelligence in the USA
: (that is where you come from?) is Foetal Alcohol Syndrome, not rising
: testosterone levels (!!!! what's the smilie for exasperation?). Can you
: please stop re-posting this nonsense.

: Roh

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome ?! Uh, we're talking about kids who /can/ take
SATs, not mentally retarded ones. JH is talking about the process, and
you're confusing it w/your narrow knowledge. How do you /know/ the T
levels aren't the cause ? This has to be the stupidest response I've ever

I would suggest you stop posting YOUR garbage.