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    (Original post by N-R-G)
    Make time.
    Right, but if there's any replies to this particular comment I want it to only be you. This conversation originally started because "IQ isn't a real measure of intelligence". What all scientists and the majority of the greatest artists have in common is their IQs are higher. Students who study art at uni generally don't have high IQs though
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    (Original post by samharrison)
    you're an aspie masturbator

    you'll probably end up being an average science teacher with a chubby wife
    An aspie masturbator? I'm gonna google that

    Just found out what it means. No, I'm not an aspie masturbator
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    Why stop at 130
    Imo if ur not 140+ ur just useless to society rite
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    (Original post by kieran12321LFC)
    I'm not completely dismissing artists I'm just saying their contribution isn't as much as scientists



    The correlation definitely is strong. There are more than a few points difference



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    Their contribution is different but integral to society, the same society in which those scientists have been educated in. I think that making this argument about "scientists" vs "other" is reductive and rather misses the point. Just my $0.02
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    (Original post by kieran12321LFC)
    The correlation definitely is strong. There are more than a few points difference
    Depends on the country. The USA isn't doing too well for instance. The USA isn't the most powerful country in the world thanks to the average IQ. Britain didn't lose it's empire because the average IQ fell. Countries rise and fall due to a complex maelstrom of socio-economic factors. When countries succeed they create the conditions for raising children with higher IQs, not the other way around. Difference between what someone with XIQ and YIQ (noting that we're talking about averages here) can do is miniscule. But the difference between what a country with oil can do as opposed to one that doesn't? Massive.
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    (Original post by RayApparently)
    Depends on the country. The USA isn't doing too well for instance. The USA isn't the most powerful country in the world thanks to the average IQ. Britain didn't lose it's empire because the average IQ fell. Countries rise and fall due to a complex maelstrom of socio-economic factors. When countries succeed they create the conditions for raising children with higher IQs, not the other way around. Difference between what someone with XIQ and YIQ (noting that we're talking about averages here) can do is miniscule. But the difference between what a country with oil can do as opposed to one that doesn't? Massive.
    I'm not talking about differences in development right at the top like for example the difference between the US and the UK cause that's pretty small. I'm talking about the difference between countries that are highly developed and countries that are undeveloped. Whilst I do agree that socie-economic factors play a big part in the wealth of a country, in the bigger the general average IQ plays a part
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    (Original post by 13 1 20 8 42)
    Why stop at 130
    Imo if ur not 140+ ur just useless to society rite
    im at 141
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    (Original post by CantGainWeight)
    who needs a job when you're ballin
    (Original post by samharrison)
    and richard bransons a retard with dyslexia. who cares about his island/ he will never be able to appreciate any literature or mathematics or anything like that.

    i'd rather have a high iq and be unemployed than low iq employed.
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    employment is overrated
    Enjoy poverty.
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    (Original post by Roofas)
    Enjoy poverty.
    no poverty heehee we're too socialist for that
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    (Original post by CantGainWeight)
    im at 141
    hmm, very low end of useful
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    (Original post by kieran12321LFC)
    I'm not talking about differences in development right at the top like for example the difference between the US and the UK cause that's pretty small. I'm talking about the difference between countries that are highly developed and countries that are undeveloped. Whilst I do agree that socie-economic factors play a big part in the wealth of a country, in the bigger the general average IQ plays a part
    But in most countries, developed or otherwise the decision makers - the leaders of politics, industry and academia have high IQs. I don't see why you'd place this weight on averages when the wave makers are clever wherever you go. And let's not forget the fact that underdeveloped countries eventually develop. And they don't develop because their populations suddenly had some miraculous simultaneous bounce in test scores but because of political/economic/cultural/etc. change in their favour. Perhaps IQ drives some individuals to succeed (I'm not here to debate the quality of IQ scores as a measure) - but they're not the drivers of development - nor they even play a significant part. Rather, development allows IQs to grow.
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    (Original post by CantGainWeight)
    im at 141
    Did they ask you to pay £10 to get that on a certificate?
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    (Original post by RayApparently)
    But in most countries, developed or otherwise the decision makers - the leaders of politics, industry and academia have high IQs. I don't see why you'd place this weight on averages when the wave makers are clever wherever you go. And let's not forget the fact that underdeveloped countries eventually develop. And they don't develop because their populations suddenly had some miraculous simultaneous bounce in test scores but because of political/economic/cultural/etc. change in their favour. Perhaps IQ drives some individuals to succeed (I'm not here to debate the quality of IQ scores as a measure) - but they're not the drivers of development - nor they even play a significant part. Rather, development allows IQs to grow.
    I accept that the decision makers in these countries will have high IQs that are probably similar to the decision makers in developed countries. But in a country that has an average IQ for example of around 70, it's harder to implement them decisions to let these countries develop
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    (Original post by CantGainWeight)
    im at 141
    If you had any sense though you wouldn't post your IQ to strangers to make yourself feel better. It is also rather unlikely that your IQ is that high
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    (Original post by kieran12321LFC)
    If you had any sense though you wouldn't post your IQ to strangers to make yourself feel better. It is also rather unlikely that your IQ is that high
    nothing to do with intelligence more to do with personality
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    (Original post by kieran12321LFC)
    I accept that the decision makers in these countries will have high IQs that are probably similar to the decision makers in developed countries. But in a country that has an average IQ for example of around 70, it's harder to implement them decisions to let these countries develop
    I'm not going to deny that but you understand that eventually those countries will develop, and it won't be because the average IQ suddenly went up - rather the IQ will start to rise as citizens gain access to a better quality of life. The skills that IQ tests traditionally measure (I believe they've become more sophisticated now though) are hugely affected by children's early environments and opportunities to learn. Indeed once this occurs it will snowball as there's no doubt that an educated/skilled (this isn't quite the same as high-IQ) population will be far more able to develop. I recall now that your original post was a question:

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    How come the average IQ of a country correlates fairly strongly with how developed that country is
    I think it has now been answered.
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    (Original post by CantGainWeight)
    If your IQ is lower than 130, how do you carry on living a normal life?
    Why don't you tell us
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    I got 164 on a common online test the other day and over 150 in a couple of others. I think we can agree I'm probably a genius.
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    There seems to be a lot of people here blowing their own trumpets who aren't aware that a sentence and a name should both begin with a capital letter.
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    Please help, my IQ is below 130. I don't even know how to breathe, I can't cope, life is too much when will this end :unimpressed:
 
 
 
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