Biology is always more complicated than you expect

The first sign of a biased dilettante is when they try to reduce biological phenomena to a single parameter that exhibits a straightforward linear effect. It’s true of IQ, and it’s also true of testosterone. This is an excellent video that discusses the complex relationship of testosterone levels to athletic performance.

Why, it’s almost as if there are a thousand parameters, each nudging performance this way or that, and acting in a combinatorial fashion!


  1. AstrySol says

    Wow. P-hacking with unverifiable (if not straight fabricated) data and it gets endorsed by IAAF. And they can still say it’s not targeting someone with a straight face.