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In July 1996, The Independent, a popular newspaper published in London, England, reported a study conducted by Dr. Aikarakudy Alias, a psychiatrist who had been working on the relationship between body hair and intelligence for 22 years. Dr. Alias told the 8th Congress of the Association of European Psychiatrists that hairy chests are more likely to be found among the most intelligent and highly educated than in the general population. According to this new research, excessive body hair could also mean higher intelligence. Is correlating body hair with intelligence a valid method for studying the genetics of intelligence? Why or why not? What factors are known to contribute to intelligence? Is it logical to assume that individuals with little or no body hair are consistently less intelligent than their hairy counterparts? What type of study could be done to prove or disprove this idea?

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Human Heredity: Principles and Iss...

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Michael Cummings
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781305251052

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Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781305251052
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In July 1996, The Independent, a popular newspaper published in London, England, reported a study conducted by Dr. Aikarakudy Alias, a psychiatrist who had been working on the relationship between body hair and intelligence for 22 years. Dr. Alias told the 8th Congress of the Association of European Psychiatrists that hairy chests are more likely to be found among the most intelligent and highly educated than in the general population. According to this new research, excessive body hair could also mean higher intelligence. Is correlating body hair with intelligence a valid method for studying the genetics of intelligence? Why or why not? What factors are known to contribute to intelligence? Is it logical to assume that individuals with little or no body hair are consistently less intelligent than their hairy counterparts? What type of study could be done to prove or disprove this idea?

Summary Introduction

To determine: The correlation between body hair and intelligence based on the research by Dr. Alias.

Introduction: Genetics is a branch of biology, which deals with the molecular basis of inheritance in the species. The inherited traits are those traits, which an individual gets from their parents and the behavioral traits are those who are learned by an individual.

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The traits which are related to each other must be present and expressed together. The correlation between hair and intelligence is not valid because the traits must be inherited genetically...

Summary Introduction

To determine: The factors that contribute to intelligence.

Introduction: Genetics is a branch of biology, which deals with the molecular basis of inheritance in the species. The inherited traits are those traits, which an individual gets from their parents and the behavioral traits are those, which are learned by an individual.

Summary Introduction

To describe: The individuals with little or no body hair are consistently less intelligent than their hairy counterparts.

Introduction: Genetics is a branch of biology, which deals with the molecular basis of inheritance in the species. The inherited traits are those traits which an individual get from his parents and behavioral traits are those which is learned by an individual.

Summary Introduction

To determine: The type of study that may prove or disprove the relation of intelligence with body hair.

Introduction: Genetics is the branch of biology which deals with the molecular basis of inheritance in the species. The inherited traits are those traits which an individual get from his parents and behavioral traits are those which is learned by an individual.

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