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Old 06-22-2007, 07:40 AM
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Research Finds Firstborns Gain the Higher I.Q.
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.

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.

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/06/22/science/22sibling.html?_r=1&hp&oref=slogin

Just one more thing I can mention to my kid brother at our next GTG.
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Old 06-22-2007, 08:39 AM
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I had always suspected as much. I'll have to send this to my little sister.
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Old 06-22-2007, 09:32 AM
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unfortunately, my older sister thinks the sun rises and sets with herself...so I am not sending this too her and you can't make me!
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Old 06-22-2007, 10:21 AM
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My younger brother is the doctor and millionaire...I must be the tragic genius in the family then...
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Old 06-22-2007, 10:38 AM
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Oldest brother is a real estate guru and a millionaire many times over and I still work for a living. Must be true in my case.
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Old 06-22-2007, 10:46 AM
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My older brother is a dumb arse... Uh oh.
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Old 06-22-2007, 10:48 AM
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unfortunately, my older sister thinks the sun rises and sets with herself...so I am not sending this too her and you can't make me!
Well, screw your older sister, Mistress. You ARE the sun. So, how 'bout THAT!
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i was adopted...
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Old 06-22-2007, 10:50 AM
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Oldest brother is a real estate guru and a millionaire many times over and I still work for a living. Must be true in my case.
Yeah, but does HE have three slick-looking, smoke silver MB's, Pete?
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Old 06-22-2007, 11:08 AM
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I, too, am proof positive.
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Old 06-22-2007, 11:12 AM
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My younger brother was a math wiz by birth, I had to acquire that skill with lots of hard work and pain, if research and generalization was to define humans and their trend, world today would be a predictive and sanitized place.
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Old 06-22-2007, 11:26 AM
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Ain't that the truth?!

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My younger brother was a math wiz by birth, I had to acquire that skill with lots of hard work and pain, if research and generalization was to define humans and their trend, world today would be a predictive and sanitized place.
Yeah, people will continually surprise you. Just when you think you've got somebody pegged, they go and do something totally uncharacteristic. It DOES make life more exciting.
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thats totally funny.

My parents always told me I had a higher IQ than my older brother and then cased on me for not "applying myself" in school.

Of course I'm the one who didn't drop out of Berkeley my freshman year and actually graduated from college.

And he writes code - if thats any measure of intelligence!

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Old 06-22-2007, 01:18 PM
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Old 06-22-2007, 01:22 PM
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How many Mensans in that group, Bot?
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