Study suggests I was born first in my family

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.’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 — 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]

5 thoughts on “Study suggests I was born first in my family”

  1. I am trying to be a kindler, gentler, Tim. So with that new outlook I probably should not to pick on the handicapped. So I will let your self evaluation and comments slide.

    Just because one may have a higher intelligence does not necessarily mean they are “smarter.”

    Example: I had a good friend that could pick up any programming book, read it cover to cover, and within a few days he would be proficiently writing complex programs in that language. It was F’n amazing.

    Same guy; It took him four days to figure out how his health insurance worked for him to visit the doctors office.

    Common sense adds up to a lot in itself.


  2. Tim:
    Just because one may have a higher intelligence does not necessarily mean they are “smarter.”

    Well of course I know that. My older brother Jeff is *actually* the smartest one in the family. But if I don’t maintain my arrogant outlook on life, I’ll feel as if I’ve let my family down. They are used to me be full of crap, mostly evidenced by my making bogus claims about my greatness.

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