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Old 12-17-2012, 08:53 PM
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politics & IQ interesting

People who have a political inclination toward the center or who vote greens scored highest with right wing voters not far behind. The socialists scored at the population average of 100 while those who chose communist and 'other' came last.

Well since I am just right of center and I love the woods I am must be a 'genius'


http://www.intelligencetest.com/charts/politics.htm
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Old 12-18-2012, 09:33 AM
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You might note a few things:

* This is an online IQ test
* The sample size isn't shown
* The differences here are likely within the margin of error
* Correlation is not causation (if, for example, communists are all first-gen immigrants, they may be scoring lower on the test).
* Using the arithmetic mean score makes it particularly sensitive to extreme scores
* The method of determining "political lean" is not clear, but could be just self-reporting, which may not be accurate.

You're not a genius because you're right of center and love the woods, Dave. You're a genius because you're A Curmudgeon with Panache!
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Old 12-18-2012, 10:07 AM
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Here's a link to another chart that shows different data:
http://www.outsidethebeltway.com/hig...t_monogamous_/

Then a different study that shows even different data:
http://anepigone.blogspot.com/2008/1...democrats.html

Here's one that links political party and education level:
http://dabacon.org/pontiff/?p=539

Isn't there an expression about lies and statistics?
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Old 12-18-2012, 11:10 AM
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Lies, damned lies and then statistics..........
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Old 12-18-2012, 01:50 PM
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You're not a genius because you're right of center and love the woods, Dave. You're a genius because you're A Curmudgeon with Panache!
LMAO ! Now I like that. it made my post of the year
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Here's a link to another chart that shows different data:
http://www.outsidethebeltway.com/hig...t_monogamous_/

Then a different study that shows even different data:
http://anepigone.blogspot.com/2008/1...democrats.html

Here's one that links political party and education level:
http://dabacon.org/pontiff/?p=539

Isn't there an expression about lies and statistics?
The first one look too "good" so it may be "damned lies"
The second one may be just "lies"
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the last is "statistics"
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