Really, I don’t know any other possible way to interpret these study results than to believe I was first-born in my family, even though my parents tell me I have two older brothers.
The eldest children in families tend to develop higher I.Q.Ã¢â‚¬â„¢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.
Clearly, then, I must have been born first in my family.
Three points on an I.Q. test may not sound like much. But experts say it can be a tipping point for some people Ã¢â‚¬â€ the difference between a high B average and a low A, for instance. That, in turn, can have a cumulative effect that could mean the difference between admission to an elite private liberal-arts college and a less exclusive public one.
And hey – I’m the only one in the family who went to an elite private liberal-arts college. It explains why I’m a Bush-hating, tree-hugging, flaming liberal, too! What an excellent study. eBeer all around. 🙂
[tags]Intelligence, IQ, First-born children[/tags]