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IQ based on your father's age
It's been suggested that older men bearing children have more mutations in their sperm. This idea is a scale like IQ for someone's mutated age. It would be 100 - (the father's age when you were conceived).
Helps you know whether to copy someone's test or hold her hand during pregnancy tests.
||[-] It would be a meaningless metric, though. Mutations
relative to what? Your father's genome? But what if your
father was only 30 when you were conceived, but he was
conceived when /his/ father was 60? Would that be better
or worse than two 40 year olds in succession? Even if you
could determine that, since degradation of sperm is
probably not linear with age, you couldn't sum the effects
over more than one generation with this system, nor could
you make direct comparisons between two different