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Originally posted by monkeybus
I know there is such a thing as a property deed, im just saying that i dont believe that somone has the right to say right thats mine, thats mine, oh ill take a peice of the moon too please.
I got the map from wiki it has not been removed en.wikipedia.org...
The book argues that differences in national income (in the form of per capita gross domestic product) correlate with differences in the average national intelligence quotient (IQ).
The two most striking exceptions, however, may be Ireland and the United States. Ireland, whose average I.Q. is listed at 93, has the fourth highest per capita GDP (PPP adjusted) of any country in the world (after tiny Luxembourg, Norway and the United States). The United States, with an average I.Q. of 98, has the third-highest per capita GDP (PPP adjusted), and is by far the most populous of the richest 10 countries. Both of these countries have I.Q. averages considerably below those of countries such as South Korea, Taiwan, and Germany, but have per capita GDPs about 1.5 times higher.
Rather than do their own IQ studies (a potentially massive project), the authors average and adjust existing studies. For 104 of the 185 nations, no studies were available. In those cases, the authors have used an estimated value by taking averages of the IQs of neighboring or comparable nations. For example, the authors arrived at a figure of 84 for El Salvador by averaging their calculations of 79 for Guatemala and 88 for Colombia. Including those estimated IQs, the correlation of IQ and GDP is 0.62.
To obtain a figure for South Africa, the authors averaged IQ studies done on different ethnic groups, resulting in a figure of 72. The figures for Colombia, Peru and Singapore were arrived at in a similar manner. For People's Republic of China, the authors used a figure of 109.4 for Shanghai and adjusted it down by an arbitrary 6 points because they believed the average across China's rural areas was probably less than that in Shanghai. Another figure from a study done in Beijing was not adjusted downwards. Those two studies formed the resultant score for China (PRC). For the figure of Macau, the average IQ is 104 which is obtained from the score of the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) and in such a way transformed into an IQ score .
In some cases, the IQ of a country is estimated by averaging the IQs of countries that are not actually neighbors of the country in question. For example, Kyrgyzstan's IQ is estimated by averaging the IQs of Iran and Turkey, neither of which is close to Kyrgyzstan – China, which is a geographic neighbor, is not counted as such by Lynn and Vanhanen.
Originally posted by monkeybus
I dont think there is much more i can say that will be disaproved.
But i still believe the majority of the USA are pretty dumb,
Originally posted by loam
Well, it's about time!!!!
Personally, I think there is something wrong with you if you don't like spicy food.
I say throw away the key!!! There should be no place in the world for those who eat only bland food.
Originally posted by Morrigan
My six year wants to murder vegetarians because she only wants to eat her meat and YUKS at her veges.... i understand now!
Originally posted by Brothers
reply to post by slackerwire
Sorry to say but yet they do only because we do not implement learn English. If you don't speak English then have someone that does so that they can translate it for you. Afterall, the traffic signs and all the signs in the US is in English not in every language that is on this earth. But I am sorry to say that it will not change.