Should people with high a IQ be allowed to vote at a younger age than 18?Watch this thread
I could have a high IQ in mathematics, but have no idea behind voting or political parties.
Even if those with a high IQ were permitted to vote at the age of 16, their views would not be representative of all the 16 year-olds with an average or below-average IQ, in the UK. This means that there's no point in allowing one group of 16 year-olds vote; either let them all vote (not recommended) or keep the voting age at 18.
IQ is very subjective and test scores varies.
Plus IQ has nothing to do with Political Views.
I think Voting represents Autonomy an individual has - if we give it to people with 'higher IQs' it suggests that people who have lower ones do not deserve choice
You can get a high IQ score from a test purely based on your ability to deal with shapes. That doesn't correlate to intelligence.
So, no. That argument is based on a flawed understanding of what intelligence is.
Or have the uk's 'one law for all' in the country principle undermined by offering different laws and rights dependent upon IQ.
The precedent implications would be absolutely dire.
Attaining the legal age of adulthood and not being in prison works fine as regards eligibility to vote.
There are some exceptions of course like: a 15-year-old who is mature and does understand politics and a 25-year-old who is still regarded as a irresponsible (a.k.a a baby).
But these exceptions account for a very small percentage and most of the times will not significantly affect the voting (or at least this is the null hypothesis).
And within a couple of years we'll all grow up, pass that legal age, have the vote and will look down at all those younger boys and girls and say: 'Nope, those shouldn't get the vote, we waited so they should wait, as well'.
From my 16-year-old opinion
And I wouldn’t be allowed to vote until I’m 131 ( officially I have a very low iq
so make yourself comfortable & in your own time....
I want to know the answer to that question the bear 🐻 is easily clever enough for Oxbridge
I believe he's a mathmo from Cambridge, but could be wrong.