Intelligence, differences, explanations, and other perplexing matters
Some readers have pointed out that the link in the previous article did not work, so here is the fixed version.
In general, the higher ones level of intelligence the greater the likelihood they will be able to anticipate the likelihood of various outcomes of various planned behaviors. Therefore the greater the likelihood that behaviors with poor prognosis get inhibited or altered and those with the best prognosis if success are implemented. Whether the chosen behaviors are legal, illegal, or moral is less relevant than the ability to anticipate the consequences of one's behaviors and to choose behavioral patterns with the best likelihood of success while inhibiting those with lower probability of success. This is a function of the Frontal Lobes and us highly correlated with intelligence.
Better than cancer research, apparently. http://voxday.blogspot.com/2012/04/intrinsic-unreliability-of-science.htmlBut I don't expect medical researchers to know statistics because I've met too many pre-med students.