I've gotta proofread this crap I spew once in a while.
Although it's only fair to point out that it would only be "sheer irony" if I wasn't the guy saying he has an IQ < 80.
You would totally EXPECT the guy with this low of an IQ to make these errors.
The OPPOSITE of what you would expect is that he would not be prone to these errors.
Probably too late in the thread to introduce new information...but here's a website listing the average IQ scores of various groups.
IQ Scores - AssessmentPsychology.com
I'd be surprised if the average person at debatepolitics wasn't as smart as a college graduate.125 Mean of persons receiving Ph.D. and M.D. degrees
115 Mean of college graduates
105 Mean of high school graduates
100 Average for total population
75 About 50-50 chance of reaching ninth grade
I know that many people here have Masters Degrees and other higher level degrees and credentials. Many here teach or counsel as well, and a few seem like they are very good in their fields. I would say that a site like this attracts a higher amount of intelligent people than you would simply randomly find at Church, for example.
People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.
LewRockwell.com and Strike The Root - a journal of liberty on a regular basis and finish your education.
Last edited by ronpaulvoter; 08-30-08 at 04:15 PM.
True. Chinese and Japanese score on par with Ashkenazi Jews.I remember reading in a magazine some years ago that the avearge Hispanic and the average black scored about 10 points below the average white. However, it said that the average Asian (Chinese and Japanese) scored about 5 points ABOVE the average white.
Other east asian subgroups- Korean, Thai, Vietnamese, Hmong- do less well.
The market economy and the government alike both exist for the benefit of society, and not vice versa. When this relationship becomes confused, as it does under Authoritarian and Corporatist governments, it slowly erodes the cohesion and identity of the society.
Sensible market regulations, progressive taxation, social welfare programs, and yes, public education, are all necessary to prevent democratic societies from regressing into Authoritiarian or Corporatist regimes.
Last time I took one it was 152. Not bad.
"An error does not become truth by reason of multiplied propagation, nor does truth become error because nobody sees it." - Gandhi