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FBaggins Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 01:37 PM
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15. The problem with that list... that it determines IQs by median income.

There is certainly some correlation between IQ and the ability to get higher paying jobs... but that oversimplified truism can't be used in this fashion (think what it would say about the world's poorest countries? About minority groups in the US?).

A school teacher doesn't become suddenly smarter when she moves from SC to NY even though her income climbs substantially... because the cost of living is so different.
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  -Teen birth rates highest in most religious states ccharles000  Sep-17-09 11:07 AM   #0 
  - And here are your lowest life expectancy states........maybe they just have to start young  Burma Jones   Sep-17-09 11:12 AM   #1 
  - here is the lowest IQ expectancies . mississippi=50th lowest= Mississippi 85 IQ AVG  sam sarrha   Sep-17-09 11:24 AM   #2 
  - Snopes lists this as false  bethdoc   Sep-17-09 11:54 AM   #11 
  - The problem with that list...  FBaggins   Sep-17-09 01:37 PM   #15 
  - i reposted, but it disappeared.. a list based on HET and SAT. the scores went up to 92 IQ, but the  sam sarrha   Sep-18-09 09:34 AM   #18 
  - Smart folks also leave the state  Alcibiades   Sep-18-09 10:06 AM   #24 
     - I don't buy that.  Kalyke   Sep-18-09 10:10 AM   #25 
        - not so much smart or dumb as Tragic.. i have an IQ of 164, i was put in retarded classes in CA,..  sam sarrha   Sep-18-09 10:30 AM   #26 
        - not so much smart or dumb as Tragic.. i have an IQ of 164, i was put in retarded classes in CA,..  sam sarrha   Sep-18-09 10:30 AM   #27 
        - And the lack of economic opportunity  Alcibiades   Sep-19-09 12:18 PM   #30 
  - There is no way that Wyoming's median income is that low.  TransitJohn   Sep-18-09 09:40 AM   #20 
  - YAY! Tennessee isn't on that list.  Kalyke   Sep-18-09 09:49 AM   #23 
  - wonder these fuckers don't make sense to us.  RagAss   Sep-19-09 12:27 PM   #31 
  - good info...what's life expectancy in CA?  Liberal_in_LA   Sep-17-09 11:28 AM   #4 
     - California is number 10......Here's a link to the list  Burma Jones   Sep-18-09 07:39 AM   #17 
  - They're just following what it says in the Bible:  MineralMan   Sep-17-09 11:27 AM   #3 
  - Does religion cause horniness?  321Morrow   Sep-17-09 11:30 AM   #5 
  - Among my South Carolina relatives  queenjane   Sep-17-09 11:33 AM   #6 
  - Maybe they're like some parents I know who feel like providing their  Arkansas Granny   Sep-17-09 11:42 AM   #10 
     - Should be obvious THAT strategy ain't working! ;-0  queenjane   Sep-17-09 11:59 AM   #13 
  - How about the 100 poorest counties in the U.S.  Walk away   Sep-17-09 11:34 AM   #7 
  - The same is true in conservative areas of states with lower rates  Tempest   Sep-17-09 11:37 AM   #8 
  - When will they ever learn?  redqueen   Sep-17-09 11:38 AM   #9 
  - I've given some thought over the years to those who don't use birth control. I honestly  Mist   Sep-17-09 11:56 AM   #12 
  - I came to another conclusion. They either want to get pregnant or..  Walk away   Sep-17-09 01:22 PM   #14 
  - That's just it--they don't plan ahead, which to them would mean pre-meditated sin. All sex must  Mist   Sep-17-09 08:05 PM   #16 
  - No - it's because they don't have access to birth control.  Kalyke   Sep-18-09 09:44 AM   #21 
  - Agree and both of our children's birthmom's told us that.  kiranon   Sep-18-09 10:57 AM   #29 
  - Is that because they don't get abortions? (nt)  The Straight Story   Sep-18-09 09:36 AM   #19 
  - They often have little access to that, either.  Kalyke   Sep-18-09 09:48 AM   #22 
  - Adoption attorneys put ads in many local papers in these states.  kiranon   Sep-18-09 10:56 AM   #28 

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