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You realize the US is in the top 10 most intelligent countries, right? Meanwhile the least intelligent countries don't have any of the things you decry (lead, fluoride, asbestos, flame retardants)? How is that possible?
It's also funny to look at the avg IQ of each state, California and hawaii are 47th and 48th. LOL for all the huffing and puffing they do about the dumb southerners, they're heading up the bottom of the list.
There is more than one road to stupid.
There is less than 10% difference between No. 1 and No. 50.
Also, who actually takes IQ tests.
Would most dumb southerners, as you called them, even take the test? No?
So, they are not represented in those stats, although they may be a whole bunch of them.
...and if you believe a kid from the Bronx has the same opportunities as an Ivy League offspring ...there's not really much I can say to you
originally posted by: Dfairlite
Exactly my point. However, to counter the idea that americans are getting dumber, IQ has been going up an average of 9-10 points per generation in the US.
A diverse enough sample to be statistically significant in each state.
Are you arguing that only the smarter people are taking IQ tests? If so doesn't that mean california and hawaii are even dumber than represented in the list? See you're trying to have your cake and eat it too. You can't say "the south is too dumb to take the test" while excluding the dumb californians and hawaiians from the people too dumb to take the test, as they're in the bottom 5.
You need a better understanding of statistical sampling.
Perhaps to take back power from the Rothschild bullies.
originally posted by: The GUT
originally posted by: strongfp
a reply to: The GUT
One actual monarch that longs for it's power back, to one that wants to become one. How endearing.
After watching the EU bully and attempt to humiliate the nation, and after all the crazies came out of the woodwork, she decided to make Britain great again. That's exactly the kind of Monarch one needs if one has one.
Happy Brexit, Sir!
It wasn't a US then vs US now comparison that you made. You compared the US to other nations.
Are you sure about that? Diverse how?
Who says it is a good example of statistical sampling?