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Link between maternal instincts and IQs

The more intelligent the woman, the less likely she becomes a mother, according to a study


Satoshi Kanazawa, the London School of Economics psychologist behind the research, discussed the findings that maternal urges drop by 25% with every extra 15 IQ points in his book The Intelligence Paradox.

In the book she discusses  why women tend to lust after males who already have mates and why newborns look more like Dad than Mom. 

Kanazawa tackles the nature of intelligence. He asks why more intelligent individuals are not better than less intelligent individuals in solving some of the most important problems in life. 

Discusses why liberals are more intelligent than conservatives, why atheists are more intelligent than the religious, why more intelligent men value monogamy, why night owls are more intelligent than morning larks, and why homosexuals are more intelligent than heterosexuals.

Kanazawa finds it paradoxical that intelligent women apparently don´t possess the desire to pursue what should be the ultimate goal of their biological existence. He says that it´s not yet known why intelligent women are having less babies but says it´s not the reason most people assume, that women with higher IQs are more likely to go to college and have demanding careers. Basically he seems to come to the paradoxical conclusion that intelligent women just aren´t all that wise.

His ultimate conclusion, however, is that intelligent women´s failure to reproduce is bad for them because they are flying in the face of their biological destiny and it´s also bad for society because fewer intelligent moms means fewer intelligent kids and that may have drastic implications for the nationwide IQ.

It is worth noting that Kanazawa´s past research found that smart men are less likely than dumb men to cheat on their significant others. He also penned an article for "Psychology Today" back in 2011 entitled "Why Are Black Women Less Physically Attractive Than Other Women?"

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