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Old 01-24-2009, 11:38 AM
 
Location: Houston Texas
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I think the Hollywood crowd is the reason for California being so low
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Old 01-24-2009, 12:13 PM
 
Location: Newtown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania
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I never thought of Massachussetts of being "tiny" in any way. Sure it looks small on a map, but if I remember correctly there is a section of Interstate 90 in the western part of the state that goes thirty miles between exits at one point, weaving up, down, and around some of the largest mountians you'll find in the east. There isn't even a part of Interstate 80 in Pennsylvania that goes that long between exits.
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Old 01-24-2009, 12:17 PM
 
Location: Middleton, Wisconsin
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To the person who said you can't compare a small state to a big state. Yes you can, why? Well let's say a certain institute is doing the study. More then likely they did 1,000 individuals in each state. They didn't just say oh we're going to compare South Dakota's tiny population to that of New York, right? I'm pretty sure each state does the same amount of pupils per study.

It's funny they rank Mississippi as lowest, I have an uncle from Greenville and he's earned two college degrees. Very smart man. Overall maybe? idk
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Old 01-24-2009, 12:19 PM
 
Location: Earth at the moment
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Wow, I see a lot of states with 104 there, all I know is that the average for Swedes is 101 and the average for the whole US is 100...
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Old 01-24-2009, 12:25 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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No one has ever asked me about my IQ so how do they know this? If it's where you took the IQ test (because they are looking at test scores and accompanying addresses, how do they know you still live there, especially women who marry and divorce (name changes)? I lived in 2 different states and DC since taking my IQ test in a different state. And what does education data have to do with IQ other than indicate where the test was taken?
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Old 01-24-2009, 12:29 PM
 
Location: Omaha
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Ok, I'll address the white elephant in the room...What's up with the southern states? Sh*t!
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Old 01-24-2009, 12:33 PM
 
Location: Coastal Northeast
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I love how people try to reason why their states ranked so low. "It wouldn't be this way if..."

It is what it is people.
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Old 01-24-2009, 12:34 PM
 
Location: Coastal Northeast
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To the person who said you can't compare a small state to a big state. Yes you can, why? Well let's say a certain institute is doing the study. More then likely they did 1,000 individuals in each state. They didn't just say oh we're going to compare South Dakota's tiny population to that of New York, right? I'm pretty sure each state does the same amount of pupils per study.

It's funny they rank Mississippi as lowest, I have an uncle from Greenville and he's earned two college degrees. Very smart man. Overall maybe? idk
Exactly. You must be from one of the top ten states.
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Old 01-24-2009, 12:38 PM
 
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
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I don't know whether this study is accurate or not, or where these numbers came from, but I must say: Go Massachusetts! Lol.
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Old 01-24-2009, 12:38 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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I don't get why people care so much. This says nothing about individuals. You can still be an idiot from Massachusetts and a genius from Mississippi.

Additionally, unless a state has an average IQ that is above 115 or below 85 it is still within the average range. So everyone is well into the average range.
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