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Donald Ian Rankin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-14-06 07:35 PM
Response to Reply #11
50. That's not true!
Half of people are below the *median* IQ.

Average is usually used to refer to the mean average, not the median, and in an asymmetrical distribution like IQ that's not likely to be the same, although they're probably fairly similar.

Imagine an island with 9 IQ 10 morons and one IQ 210 genius. The average IQ will thus be 30, and 90% of the population will have lower than average IQ.
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  -Men are more intelligent than women, claims new study (idiot study alert) The Straight Story  Sep-14-06 04:34 PM   #0 
  - Ha, I knew I was right. My girlfriend will rue the day she thought she  bamacrat   Sep-14-06 04:36 PM   #1 
  - Tell her that's why  Crabby Appleton   Sep-14-06 04:39 PM   #7 
  - Guess who's not getting laid tonight?  Viva_La_Revolution   Sep-14-06 07:47 PM   #56 
     - Well, there's always dumb blonds to fill in.  madmusic   Sep-14-06 08:47 PM   #66 
        - They may be dumb, but they don't like chauvinistic pigs, either.  Clark2008   Sep-15-06 06:02 AM   #73 
  - Another study by Newt Gingrich  whistle   Sep-14-06 04:36 PM   #2 
  - Well, the females are too busy...  haruka3_2000   Sep-14-06 04:36 PM   #3 
  - codswallop  niyad   Sep-14-06 04:36 PM   #4 
  - I don't care what the study says  NoMoreMyths   Sep-14-06 04:51 PM   #17 
  - 3.63 IQ points doesn't mean jack shit  slackmaster   Sep-14-06 04:37 PM   #5 
  - IQ doesn't mean jack shit.  ThomCat   Sep-14-06 04:48 PM   #13 
  - Thanks - you  cliss   Sep-14-06 04:51 PM   #16 
  - Not true...the latest use of IQ was in 2002 regarding the Death Penalty.  Finder   Sep-14-06 05:11 PM   #25 
  - If you can site any of that research  ThomCat   Sep-14-06 07:49 PM   #57 
     - Here is a good overview of the current debate...  Finder   Sep-15-06 09:15 AM   #78 
     - any major university? There are a lot... see the names below.  aikoaiko   Sep-15-06 11:23 AM   #85 
  - Actually, IQ is a really good predictor of various measures of success  aikoaiko   Sep-14-06 05:16 PM   #26 
  - Sociology Graduate courses  ThomCat   Sep-14-06 07:44 PM   #54 
     - Well there are disciplinary differences in these things.  aikoaiko   Sep-14-06 09:48 PM   #70 
  - IQ tests are a remarkably accurate indicator of intelligence  fishwax   Sep-14-06 07:54 PM   #61 
  - yes and no  aikoaiko   Sep-14-06 05:22 PM   #28 
  - Men are not men  sweetheart   Sep-14-06 04:37 PM   #6 
  - Damn--there goes my last excuse  Orrex   Sep-14-06 04:41 PM   #8 
  - This was produced by rotting testosterone  CTyankee   Sep-14-06 04:43 PM   #9 
  - Average IQ of 100????? Sounds like a White House survey.lol n/t  Finder   Sep-14-06 04:43 PM   #10 
  - And half of all people are of below average IQ! Imagine!  Orrex   Sep-14-06 04:45 PM   #11 
     - That's not true!  Donald Ian Rankin   Sep-14-06 07:35 PM   #50 
        - While that is technically true  ThomCat   Sep-14-06 07:45 PM   #55 
           - No, that's *seriously* wrong.  Donald Ian Rankin   Sep-14-06 07:53 PM   #60 
              - Yes, but I was *seriously* joking  Orrex   Sep-14-06 09:23 PM   #69 
                 - Sorry; you got one of my pet crusades.  Donald Ian Rankin   Sep-15-06 06:31 PM   #108 
  - Once again, a biased test  Betsy Ross   Sep-14-06 04:46 PM   #12 
  - I would be more concerned about what they consider  ThomCat   Sep-14-06 04:53 PM   #19 
  - This reminds me of a statistics exam I took  Betsy Ross   Sep-14-06 05:27 PM   #29 
  - I've known men unable to grasp the "complex concept" of laundry machines,  Sparkly   Sep-14-06 06:20 PM   #36 
  - Women are better at multitasking...  Triana   Sep-15-06 07:15 AM   #76 
  - Wow  kwolf68   Sep-14-06 04:48 PM   #14 
  - I concur. Well said. n/t  valerief   Sep-14-06 04:52 PM   #18 
  - What the hell does a 4-point spread equate to, even if true?  Poll_Blind   Sep-14-06 04:50 PM   #15 
  - Four points grants the ability to "write" your name in the snow with ease  Orrex   Sep-14-06 04:54 PM   #20 
     - LOL  kwolf68   Sep-14-06 04:57 PM   #21 
     - LOL! A man may be able to write his name in the snow but...  Poll_Blind   Sep-14-06 05:01 PM   #22 
        - It's just a matter of bit-rate and bandwidth  Orrex   Sep-14-06 05:03 PM   #23 
  - Inferior intelligence? This guy do his 'research' from Mein Kampf?  Rex   Sep-14-06 05:09 PM   #24 
  - Men have many faults...Women have but Two.....  BlueJazz   Sep-14-06 05:21 PM   #27 
  - Whut? Care to "splain that? n/t  CTyankee   Sep-14-06 07:01 PM   #45 
     - The JK (s) at the bottom mean Just Kidding. It was my feeble..  BlueJazz   Sep-15-06 07:20 PM   #111 
  - This article may be a fair representation of the work, but I doubt it.  aikoaiko   Sep-14-06 05:32 PM   #30 
  - Agree. n/t  Finder   Sep-14-06 05:58 PM   #32 
  - Good point  LeftishBrit   Sep-14-06 06:09 PM   #34 
  - personally, I think it's just the opposite, particularly when . . .  OneBlueSky   Sep-14-06 05:55 PM   #31 
  - that's what scares 'em (men)  Triana   Sep-15-06 07:16 AM   #77 
  - There are a lot of problems with the study  LeftishBrit   Sep-14-06 06:07 PM   #33 
  - "- as long as they work harder."  Sparkly   Sep-14-06 06:14 PM   #35 
  - Pity the women . . .  donco6   Sep-14-06 06:21 PM   #37 
  - the glass ceiling, primarily  newspeak   Sep-14-06 06:41 PM   #38 
  - This stuff is all moot..  sendero   Sep-14-06 06:44 PM   #39 
  - Bottomline: Women do some things better then men & Men  Imagevision   Sep-14-06 06:45 PM   #40 
  - Or, how about: SOME women do SOME things better than SOME men  Sparkly   Sep-14-06 06:53 PM   #42 
     - You can go slightly further than that.  Donald Ian Rankin   Sep-14-06 07:37 PM   #51 
        - "I see no reason to believe it isn't"  Sparkly   Sep-14-06 07:50 PM   #59 
  - Ridiculous study  Truthiness Inspector   Sep-14-06 06:50 PM   #41 
  - Wimmens just ain't that smart.  Tactical Progressive   Sep-14-06 06:56 PM   #43 
  - Men ARE smarter! Every husband has married UP!  WinkyDink   Sep-14-06 06:56 PM   #44 
  - it's so funny that society has been shoving men and women  newspeak   Sep-14-06 07:12 PM   #48 
  - I thought that was obvious. After all, men make the important decisions ..  TahitiNut   Sep-14-06 07:02 PM   #46 
  - I said something similar to a smug little Republican h.s. senior who  WinkyDink   Sep-15-06 12:15 PM   #96 
     - It's a topsy-turvy society that elevates the exploitation of the market  TahitiNut   Sep-15-06 12:24 PM   #100 
  - Yeah. I see evidence of that in our government and corporate leaders  leesa   Sep-14-06 07:05 PM   #47 
  - Rushton has spent most of his life trying to prove that . .  msmcghee   Sep-14-06 07:18 PM   #49 
  - I think this guy has an agenda  Marie26   Sep-14-06 07:38 PM   #52 
  - many of Bell Curve's sources were funded by Pioneer Fund  bobbieinok   Sep-14-06 08:57 PM   #67 
     - The main data set was collected by FED money for NLSY....  aikoaiko   Sep-15-06 11:48 AM   #87 
        - see among many others this about the Pioneer Fund + The Bell Curve  bobbieinok   Sep-15-06 07:23 PM   #112 
           - Respectfully, the FAIR article is not a fair piece of journalism  aikoaiko   Sep-15-06 10:56 PM   #113 
  - So we were told when I was in high school.  Cleita   Sep-14-06 07:41 PM   #53 
  - The title severely misinterprets the study.  Donald Ian Rankin   Sep-14-06 07:49 PM   #58 
  - You're jumping the gun  ThomCat   Sep-14-06 08:11 PM   #63 
     - What the IQ test measures is IQ.  Donald Ian Rankin   Sep-15-06 05:59 AM   #72 
     - That is the heart of the problem.  ThomCat   Sep-15-06 10:00 AM   #84 
     - I agree with this...  Finder   Sep-15-06 09:30 AM   #82 
  - Biased study: All his female subjects were blonde.  KamaAina   Sep-14-06 08:01 PM   #62 
  - Well, when IQ tests were first used...  ljm2002   Sep-14-06 08:25 PM   #64 
  - highly recommend everyone read this book by Gould  bobbieinok   Sep-14-06 09:01 PM   #68 
  - It's been a long time since I read the book...  ljm2002   Sep-15-06 09:18 AM   #79 
  - Good book...and...  Finder   Sep-15-06 09:22 AM   #81 
  - Gould's book is good but also has many red herrings.  aikoaiko   Sep-15-06 12:02 PM   #92 
  - As I was reading your fine post . .  msmcghee   Sep-15-06 12:12 PM   #95 
  - Key words: IQ May be higher but what about plain  insane_cratic_gal   Sep-14-06 08:44 PM   #65 
  - So we're exporting freepers now...  entanglement   Sep-15-06 02:59 AM   #71 
  - 3.6 pts is nothing in real world terms  distantearlywarning   Sep-15-06 06:57 AM   #74 
  - It's statistically significant.  Donald Ian Rankin   Sep-15-06 06:46 PM   #109 
  - Well, I'm a man. And I'm at least smart enough  mr_hat   Sep-15-06 06:59 AM   #75 
  - being female, since i have 134  seabeyond   Sep-15-06 09:21 AM   #80 
  - Most Americans graduating college are women  Zodiak Ironfist   Sep-15-06 09:46 AM   #83 
  - This thread would look VERY different if the study said the opposite  ComerPerro   Sep-15-06 11:27 AM   #86 
  - You mean after millenia of being degraded, demonized and  Cerridwen   Sep-15-06 11:54 AM   #91 
  - You know  lukasahero   Sep-15-06 12:47 PM   #102 
     - Cause I've seen it personally  ComerPerro   Sep-15-06 02:16 PM   #106 
        - Well, you are free to do what you wish.  lukasahero   Sep-15-06 02:23 PM   #107 
  - Most mainstream studies in the area suggest that in fact...  LeftishBrit   Sep-15-06 11:48 AM   #88 
  - OMG! I think I feel my uterus atrophying...  Cerridwen   Sep-15-06 11:50 AM   #89 
  - There ya go! This dumbass was pretty well discredited further up-thread  greyhound1966   Sep-15-06 12:19 PM   #98 
  - What's the margin of error, dipwads?  phylny   Sep-15-06 11:52 AM   #90 
  - Let's face it people - Women are fucking useless....  devilgrrl   Sep-15-06 12:04 PM   #93 
  - Give 'em time.  Cerridwen   Sep-15-06 12:10 PM   #94 
  - Be patient, dammit  ComerPerro   Sep-15-06 12:16 PM   #97 
  - One reason and one reason only  lukasahero   Sep-15-06 12:50 PM   #103 
  - Nah youse not useless. Boobs be good for starin at.  ItNerd4life   Sep-15-06 01:26 PM   #104 
  - Women's brains are half the size of men's  AngryAmish   Sep-15-06 12:22 PM   #99 
  - They use less oxygen, too.  TahitiNut   Sep-15-06 12:26 PM   #101 
  - IQ Tests Are Completely Useless  Yavin4   Sep-15-06 01:57 PM   #105 
  - Pretty big tempest in this teapot  slackmaster   Sep-15-06 06:49 PM   #110 
 

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