My thoughts exactly. Plus, we've got to remember that the ability to take tests does not make one any more or less proficient in life. I said it before the election, but I'll say it again. For every ignorant old Bush voter there is an ignorant young Kerry voter, neither of which strive in any way to understand their own position, let alone the positions of their opponents.blackfox said:People who voted for Bush had as many reasons for doing so as those who voted for Kerry, and to dismiss them as merely stupid, does neither side any service.
Bravo! (look to see if the sky is falling?)blackfox said:If I actually thought IQ testing was meaningful, I might attach meaning to the link provided.
As is, I find it another moderately amusing, yet inconsequential item.
People who voted for Bush had as many reasons for doing so as those who voted for Kerry, and to dismiss them as merely stupid, does neither side any service.
Also, as we have been discussing here-and-there in this forum, there are no "Red" or "Blue" states, so plenty in each state voted for both Candidates.
nevertheless, thanks for the link.
While the republican party is full of it's own problems, the democrats have the image of being driven by arrogant/intellectuals.stoid said:I think that it's really sick that people in this nation would try so hard to claim incompetence of their fellow citizens simply because they disagree.
Yes, and apparently states with better hair, people with more tattoos, and those with cities primarily below the average US elevation did as well.Maclarny said:
Hey you know the truth behind the DC numbers. Stats are used to mean what you want. DC has a higher percentage of high wage earners and education level that doe not represent the rest of the city so far. That difference will only grow if MLB is able to get their "free" stadium at S. Capital St.Mr. Anderson said:You'll notice on the second list, DC - which isn't on the first - has one of the lower IQs yet it has the highest income....
The smugness and feeling of 'mandate' of many in the GOP doesn't leave me hopeful for the federal budget or powers either. The depth of emotion they have for finally getting their hands back on the reigns of power is charitably pretty scary.Desertrat said:Maclarny, what it really shows is the depth of emotion on the part of those who resent having lost control of federal power and of the budget. To be charitable, I'd call it "psychosis".
I've gotten used to that fact over the last two years...Desertrat said:Maclarny, what it really shows is the depth of emotion on the part of those who resent having lost control of federal power and of the budget. To be charitable, I'd call it "psychosis".
Yea, take that data with a big grain of salt...Maclarny said:
IQ and the Wealth of NationsSome sources, such as The Economist, 15th-21st May 2004 (p.44 in the UK edition), have reported a list of average IQ's of U.S. states, supposedly from IQ and the Wealth of Nations. In fact, such data do not appear in the book. In the following week's edition, The Economist admitted their error and stated (in their column On the trail) that they "were the victim of a hoax".
I like the idea of those stats, but before someone else says it, I will can you point to sources on this? Given the above reference to IQ's; I would not find it surprising.miloblithe said:The Kerry states also have lower divorce rates than the red states. And are far more likely to be net contributors to the Federal budget than net recipients. How's that for irony.
Who says we do?Sun Baked said:If Kerry voters actually believed stuff like this, it would probably be much easier to prove that the opposite is true.
And I'm not talking IQ.
Hopefully the only people I insulted were the one's who really believed stuff like this, so is anyone insulted by my comment?pseudobrit said:Who says we do?
I've been following this thread and found it kind of silly, and from what I've seen, very few if anyone's taken this seriously.