On Sat, 9 Jan 2010 07:20:36 -0800 (PST), the infamous Robatoy
Did you think that before watching the 3 linked vids?
What, only NA? You haven't seen Europe lately.
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On Thu, 7 Jan 2010 14:59:33 -0800 (PST), the infamous GarageWoodworks
http://fwd4.me/Ae2 Six minutes into the video, she sounds OK to me.
That she was frowned upon by the Puffington Host is also a good sign.
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and the stuff of life itself. --Bret Stephens, WSJ 1/5/10
Believe it or not, most of the people she deals with are above the average
IQ. Here's why.
1. Almost all women have average IQs (90-110), yielding an average of 100.
Theirs is not a bell curve so much as a horizontal line.
2. Men are pretty evenly distributed between 50 and 150, again yielding an
average of 100. Men's intelligence curve is also pretty much a straight line
but instead of horizontal, it's diagonal. Now very many of men below, say,
80 are locked up somewhere, so the one's she runs into are in the range of
80-150, or an average of 120 or so, significantly above average.
An interesting consequence of the above is that your average man (on the
street) is smarter than your average woman.
Most IQ tests indeed rank results in a Gaussian Bell Curve with a
standard deviation, depending on the test.
As with the maxim that "statistics lie and liars use statistics ..." you
can certainly massage the rankings, by grouping the results by
ethnicity, nationality, and other creative ways, ad infinitum to prove a
I just quoted it: "Studies consistently ... "
This quote means that you find more men at the extremes of intelligence (and
other endeavors) than women. I imagine men's intelligence is like an
INVERTED (I'm exaggerating, but bear with me) bell curve - a lot of dummies
and a lot of geniuses. The dummies end up in jails, the geniuses get Nobel
Prizes (some recent examples notwithstanding).
The female race has very few idiots (compared to men) and very few geniuses.
In statistical parlance, the 1st standard deviation for women is HUGE.
Franken went to Harvard and graduated cum laude, so his IQ isn't in
question. If you disagree with his politics, ethics or whatever else,
that might allow you to call him stupid, but not question his IQ.
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