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An interesting research: we inherit our intelligence from our mothers not fathers

As it turned out, some scientists believe we now owe our intelligence (or lack of it) only to our mothers. Let's find out more about this recent research together.


Of course, a lot of things affect the development of our intelligence. Environmental factors, social interaction, culture, financial circumstances... Hereditary factors matter too. Have you ever heard this phrase,"Our child inherited your beauty and my brains"? A team of researchers suggest high IQ's are probably coming from our mothers only.


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171 Comments
hillaryoshea
Thank god women are smarter than men!
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Nov 8, 2016 10:01PM
Lorri Miller
My mother was incredibly intelligent. She taught me to be curious about everything. I followed her everywhere as a child. In every activity there was a science or history lesson to be taught or learned. My mother gave me a love of life long learning. Everything good about me began in some way with her. She was my mentor and best friend. I was very lucky.
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Nov 8, 2016 10:07PM
Alan R. Evans
Alan R. Evans
Such bullshit.
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Nov 8, 2016 10:31PM
Evelyn Dania Cooke
My mother was very good at arithmatic, and could manage all the domestic stuff that I'm no good at. But I don't recall her being particularly intelligent. But in my children's case, yes they definitely got their smarts from me. Their father knows a lot of book facts, but wouldn't know what to do with them.
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Nov 8, 2016 10:46PM
marykeim
If this true I should be really stupid...my mother had more good looks than brains. I have a masters degree in anesthesia......clearly this study is flawed!
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Nov 8, 2016 10:49PM
Debby Sims Hancock
Debby Sims Hancock
Well, my son's IQ scores and his two eldest children's scores were EXACTLY the same, so.....I call BS on some of this.....and their mama is a, never mind....ha!!
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Nov 8, 2016 11:06PM
Ila Funkhouser
That is not what he said, it is however, somewhat true. Your mother must not have been overly bright.
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Nov 8, 2016 11:46PM
Bill Banks
Ila Funkhouser ,your mother also.
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Nov 9, 2016 12:07AM
Fred H. Speno
Fascinating! My Mom was quite pretty and also very smart. But my Dad was the intellect in our family. Despite a lack of extensive, formal education, he had a curiosity that was all but insatiable. My Mom was very practical and pragmatic. She made good decisions for the family and seldom allowed sentiment to interfere with sound judgement. It is difficult to compare them, but I always credited my Dad's genes with whatever intellectual brainpower I might possess. Of course, I love them both and they loved me. But perhaps my assessment of genetic contributions to my state were erroneous.
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Nov 9, 2016 12:13AM
Dennis Myers
"Love, make you do right, make you do wrong"
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Nov 9, 2016 12:39AM
Janice Loggins
Janice Loggins
I knew it! My mother was highly intelligent. :-)
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Nov 9, 2016 12:40AM
Scott Sumone
Scott Sumone
I've known mothers are the cause of the earth's ills for a long time....babies "act" like father, but that is learned...many men marry women that are similar to themselves....that cause similarities between child and father...
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Nov 9, 2016 2:23AM
William Herman
I have no doubts about ny Father being Intelligent, BUT, My Mother was a religious fruitcake so I have some douts about her Intelligenice.
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Nov 9, 2016 4:33AM
Nathan Sadownik
This is an absurd assumption. That would fly in the face of natural selection. If intelligence was only obtained from the mother than from both parents that would give that individual a lesser chance to survive. Ultimately the individuals getting intelligence from both parents would rule
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Nov 9, 2016 3:09PM
Don gunnon
I don't believe that my mother was a wonderfull kind caring woman that was devoted to her family and grandchildren but she couldn't follow the simplest instructions on how to do some thing and she could even read a map my father was a self taught engineer he designed and made injection molding molds he could take apart and put back together anything we had in the house. I followed him into engineering and was very good at my job that ability to look at a technical diagram and understand it or to desighn a piece of equipment from scratch didnt come from my mother god bless her
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Nov 9, 2016 3:56PM

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