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I are smart

By Sparky | June 22, 2007

To my sister Janet,

Sorry to say but the New York Times reports that I’m likely smarter than you (login required for link). From the article:

The eldest children in families tend to develop higher I.Q.’s than their siblings, researchers are reporting today, in a large study that could settle more than a half-century of scientific debate about the relationship between I.Q. and birth order.

Family Influence The average difference in I.Q. was slight — three points higher in the eldest child than in the closest sibling — but significant, the researchers said. And they said the results made it clear that it was due to family dynamics, not to biological factors like prenatal environment.

Researchers have long had evidence that firstborns tended to be more dutiful and cautious than their siblings, and some previous studies found significant I.Q. differences.

Family dynamics or no I’ll just take it as gospel that I’m smarter because I came first ;)



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3 Responses to “I are smart”

  1. Janet Says:
    June 22nd, 2007 at 7:46 pm

    Me smart. S-M-R-T.

  2. David Says:
    June 22nd, 2007 at 7:47 pm

    I already told her that. Score one for the eldest!!!!

  3. Sparky Says:
    June 22nd, 2007 at 8:16 pm

    *high fives Dave*

    Eldest power!