From: Keith Henson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Mon Feb 07 2005 - 19:57:56 MST
At 09:45 AM 07/02/05 -0800, you wrote:
>--- David Clark <email@example.com> wrote:
> > Isn't this the case already? Doesn't our population
> > *already* have a
> > standard deviation of IQ of 50 points or more?
>IQ is defined to have a standard deviation of 10.
Sorry, the consensus from putting standard deviation IQ in Google is 15 points.
>Tests are jiggered to keep the standard deviation
>at 10, so of course you CAN'T, by definition, have
>a standard deviation of IQ of 50. What I meant was,
>a population which, if scored the same way as us
>blah blah blah.
> > Democracy is already a *joke*. I totally agree that
> > our current democracy
> > is and will become more unstable. I also agree with
> > the need for a new
> > power structure. I know you are saying that these
> > things will happen *if*
> > there is a large difference in intelligence but I
> > would say that that is the
> > case already.
>Would our current problems with democracy be better
>solved by narrowing the IQ gap, or by boosting all
That's a hard one.
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