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CONTROVERSIAL: Smart Women Aren’t Having Children because they are too smart?

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Hoho, I already feel the heat of this article… A researcher claims the higher the IQ of a woman, the less likely she wants children.

Let’s introduce Satoshi Kanazawa (picture below on the right), an author and researcher at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

He released a research paper suggesting that the higher a woman’s IQ, the lower her desire to reproduce.

Obviously this claim is fairly controversial among the women with children…

…while the childless women can even feel flattered.

Here is morSatoshi Kanazawa 2010e from the Daily mail who interviewed him:

In his book, “The Intelligence Paradox: Why the Intelligent Choice Isn’t Always the Smart One,” Kanazawa suggests that for every 15 IQ points a woman possesses, her maternal urge drops by 25 percent.

Lucy Worsley, who has a 140 IQ isn’t the UK’s only famously clever childless woman, others includes BBC presenter Kate Humble and actress Helen Mirren.

In the USA, Oprah Winfrey, Cameron Diaz and Eva Mendes are among the famous names who have said they’ll never become mothers, with Diaz adding: ‘I have the life I have because I don’t have children.’

Kanazawa has a good point though: if his research is true, it means the “some of the very genetic material” is less likely to get reproduced and therefore it would lower the overall world’s intelligence.

So for humanty’s sake he is recommending very smart women to have children?!

What do you think? SHARE this and ask your friends about their opinion.

 

Source: www.dailymail.co.uk and an entertaining article by Alexia LaFata at www.elitedaily.com

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