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Nov 21, 2022Liked by Jonathan Anomaly

I think that 20+ IQ points would be incredible. Think of the tens of thousands of dollars spent per pupil to inefficiently cram knowledge into kids heads which they eventually forget. Even if school did give an IQ advantage that didn't fade, embryo selection will soon be way more efficient. But I think once we figure out in vitro gametogenesis or gene editing and have a better understanding of the genetic architecture of intelligence, we'll get way past 20 points. The costs to blank slatism and stigmatizing research on intelligence are enormous. Researches like James Lee and Stuart Ritchie are blocked from using NIH datasets to study cognitive ability. An incredible waste.

There are enough gene variants to make people way smarter than anyone who was ever lived. The downstream positive effects are probably incomprehensible. [1]

[1] https://nautil.us/super_intelligent-humans-are-coming-rp-235109/

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Nov 21, 2022·edited Nov 21, 2022Liked by Jonathan Anomaly

For more on the science and the current state of in vitro gametogenesis (creating gametes in a lab), here is a 2019 paper

1. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/andr.12726

For the possible returns to genetic cogntive enhancement

1. https://nickbostrom.com/papers/embryo.pdf

2. https://www.gwern.net/Embryo-selection (very good!)

For the present limitations

1. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31761530/

For Jonathan Anomaly's book (I recommend!)

1. https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/oa-mono/10.4324/9781003014805/creating-future-people-jonathan-anomaly

Some articles I wrote on genetic enhancement for those interested

1. https://parrhesia.substack.com/p/harmless-eugenics

2. https://parrhesia.substack.com/p/america-in-2072-a-society-stratified

3. https://parrhesia.substack.com/p/population-ethics-meets-genetic-enhancement

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