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THE EDI STUDY

EVOLUTION AND DESIGN OF INTELLIGENCE

María José T. Molina
 
 
The EDI Study
  
 
 

1. Cognitive psychology research

The purpose of this statistical research of cognitive psychology is to validate the model about the hereditary nature of relational intelligence, which has been developed to prove the GTCEL (General Theory of Conditional Evolution of Life) through the detection of the existence of the genetic information verification method (GIV)

The results of the cognitive psychology research have been totally satisfactory; not only does it show the hereditary nature of the scores obtained in the human intelligence quotient measurements (IQ) but also that the genetic information with less intellectual potential is the significant one, as the GTCEL states regarding the concept of conditional intelligence.

What better model of cognitive psychology to study the nature of elegant intelligence that the configuration of intelligence itself and its biological mechanisms?

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It is necessary to be aware that, a priori, there is not a direct link between the GTCEL and the hereditary nature of intelligence like many other inherited characters. However, the fact that the General Theory of Conditional Evolution of Life contributes a logical base for this character to be inherited and that it has been contrasted, must suppose a significant impulse for the acceptance of the new theory or some of its proposals.

In any case, high correlations of more than 0,8 have been obtained in the cognitive psychology research, showing that the genetic component of relational intelligence is much greater than generally accepted until now. Considering the difficulties of intelligence measurement and the lack of constant intensity in its manifestation, it is possible to affirm that the genetic component is the only relevant or significant factor.

Another result, probably more important than the hereditary nature of relational intelligence and the existence of the genetic information verification method is the validation of the full model of the genetic evolution of intelligence. That is to say, according to what the General Theory of Conditional Evolution of Life discloses, following the basic knowledge of sexual biological reproduction, the increase of the genetic intellectual ability of only a particular ancestor, substantially improves the adjustment of the model in its simulation when using sensitivity analysis.

It is important to emphasize that the genetic differences due to gender are essential in many areas because of the specialization they imply. Doubtlessly, the other ancestor contribution will be carried out by alternative ways, also included in the model.

This fact would imply the existence of a teleological or finalist evolution and, consequently, that theories of random mutations and natural selection would no longer constitute the main components of evolution.

However, the demonstration of a teleological evolution would not imply that the aspects advocated by the movement of Intelligent Design are correct.

In the cognitive psychology research of the EDI Study - Evolution and Design of intelligence it has been validated an additional hypothesis of the General Theory of Conditional Evolution of Life on sexual differentiation and the influence in evolution of a certain requisite when forming a couple regarding intelligence. The validation of the new hypothesis simultaneously reinforces the model's overall coherence.

It has been observed a substantial increase in the goodness of fit of the intelligence's heritability model under the new relation or condition relative to cognitive psychology; reaching correlations of the 0,97

On the other hand, the source data used in the cognitive psychology research of the EDI Study and the specifications of the model are accurately identified, allowing for the reproduction of the work done and the formal acceptance of the results.

Finally, I am convinced similar studies on cognitive psychology, with longitudinal data of more extensive population samples, will offer similar results.

Given that the current results in this book suggest a fairly radical change from the common opinions held by the majority of the scientific community and society, the logical deduction is that more extensive studies, using the same methodology, need to be performed.

The table of related links, includes the four online books of the Global Cognitive Theory: The brain and modern computers, Intelligence, intuition and creativity, Memory, language and other brain abilities and The will, decision making process and artificial intelligence.

 

 
 
 
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