# The "ignorant American" - a fair prejudice?

Discussion in 'Politics' started by GRO, Jan 7, 2005.

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1. ### LavaLet discovery flowRegistered Senior Member

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I thought it was a concept developed to improve the selection of people for jobs, and was used with great success in the army in WW1.

Funny how people are so uncomfortable with such a proven concept.

Lava

3. ### LavaLet discovery flowRegistered Senior Member

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I could spend my whole life training as an athlete, I'd never make it to the olympics.
Most could spend their whole life studying physics and never come up with the theory of relativity, or anything of similar merit.
Some are born into rich families, some are born in the middle of poverty or war in central Africa.
Some are born fit and healthy, some will struggle and struggle just to survive.
Etc etc, of course we're not equal. Some people really need to get over it.

Lava

5. ### spuriousmonkeyBannedBanned

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why is the netherlands above you then with its insane amount of minorities?

And could your asian minority actually be raising the US IQ?

7. ### UndecidedBannedBanned

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Hmm. Undecided, how did you happen to omit Canada's 97 average from your list? I'm sure it wasn't intentional

No because the intention wasn’t to show nations below the US, but nations above. Why would I show Canada?

I thought it was a concept developed to improve the selection of people for jobs, and was used with great success in the army in WW1.

It was? According to the Eugenicists 70% of the all the men who fought in the war were considered inferior, let’s see what they say about your WWI assertion:

Idiotic to say the least but we continue:

Ala the IQ test is bull shit…its not proven at all.

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8. ### SpykeRegistered Senior Member

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I agree. Why would you?

9. ### TruthSeekerFancy Virtual Reality MonkeyValued Senior Member

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That site doesn't show a good linear regression......
And -\$10,000 per capita GDP.......?

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11. ### SpykeRegistered Senior Member

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Regardless of whether you agree/don't agree with the graph, or even the results of the two authors' study, that has nothing to do with the listed IQs They didn't come up with the IQ averages themselves, but rather used other studies' results of national IQs, and the site's list is identical to the list undecided provided, and may even be from the same site for all I know, since he didn't provide a link for some reason.

12. ### SpykeRegistered Senior Member

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Why, yes. Yes, I suppose I do. I just can't help myself...

"Canada is bigger then the US, and yet I would vouch that we know marginally more then Americans."

It's just in fun though. I think you're a pretty smart guy. For a Canadian.

13. ### UndecidedBannedBanned

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It's just in fun though. I think you're a pretty smart guy. For a Canadian.

Sypke plz don't tell me you actually believe in the eugenic IQ test! Just like the SAT's the IQ test is made to make non-whites look stupid...is that intelligent? Oh and did u know that Tennessee has the same IQ as Canada...you are from that state aren't you? Frankly your state is below the American average, since you choose to believe the IQ test as an infallible measure of intelligence.

14. ### TruthSeekerFancy Virtual Reality MonkeyValued Senior Member

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Which studies? Do they cite the studies? Is the IQ test even effecient at all!?

Well, that is a very intelligent remark for an American, that's what is sad....

No, Canadians are way smarter than Americans. For example, Canadians know that the world doesn't revolve around them....

15. ### SpykeRegistered Senior Member

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How do I know? I haven't read the book. I simply linked the site.

Develop a sense of humor and get back to me.

Sorry. Statistics say you're not. But I don't hold it against you.

And well they should know that.

Undecided
Well, you're the one that opened this can of worms by listing national IQs. Me? I'm just goofing on you with it.

Yep.

If you don't believe in IQ tests, then why did you bother to post a list of IQ averages trying to show the US had a lower IQ average than a host of other nations? Kind of makes your argument irrelevant.

FWIW though, I understand that Tennessee is slightly below the national average. Of course, we'uns from Tennessee ain't got much in the way of book larnin. I didn't even owns me a pair of shoes til I gots to the Army.

16. ### TruthSeekerFancy Virtual Reality MonkeyValued Senior Member

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Typical american behavior....

How do you know the site is reliable at all?

What do you mean, american sense of humor?
"weytigqibyglwe!!!"
[american audience]Hahahahahahaha...[/american audience]

2) I highly doubt real statistics ay I'm wrong...

17. ### SpykeRegistered Senior Member

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Yes, by golly, you know, you could be on to something here. The authors may indeed have altered those statistics to make citizens of the US look smarter by only having 17 nations listed with higher IQs!:bugeye: Damned ingenious.

Sorry. For humor to work it has to at least be coherent.

Oh. So you only play one on message forums?

Soooo...show us some 'real' statistics that refute that site's, and then explain why they are more reliable.

Damned arrogant Americans and their senses of humor.