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Is there a sex difference in IQ scores? (Reply)


Irwing and Lynn explicitly claim to have identified a sex difference in IQ among university students1. They now counter2 my criticism3 of the flawed methodology upon which their conclusions are based and claim that an estimate of what this difference may actually be is irrelevant.

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Blinkhorn, S. Is there a sex difference in IQ scores? (Reply). Nature 442, E1–E2 (2006).

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