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Old 01-24-2009, 11:17 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Bah not when the Empire State is down at 26. In fact we are behind all our neighbors. OMG even Scranton and his Pennsylvanians have us beat! Too bad Long Island could not take the test for the rest of the state.

Oh wait I forgot New York borders Rhode Island by water! Rhode Island is #33! God bless you Rhode Island & Providence Plantations!
Wow, even in defeat NY has to pick out someone to bully (Just kidding...Not really...Just kidding).
Nah, I'm just kidding.
To be honest though, I think it's upstate skewing your statistic (Well, that & Staten Island........Williamsberg too).
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Old 01-24-2009, 11:46 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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IQ, by definition, is the ratio of the chronological age and the intellectual age. A 16 year old with an IQ of 80 had an intellectual age of a normal person whose age is 16x0.80, which is 12.8.

So the this means the average kid in Mississippi at age 16 has the intellect of the average kid in Massachusetts aged 14.4. That is a significant spread.

I would like to see the metrics. Did every child take the test, or was there a variation from state to state in which kids, and how many of them, took the test. Also, if it was a partly or entirely written test, there would be very low scores from students who are functionally illiterate. A well-forumulated IQ test does not measure how much a kid knows, but how quickly and successfully he can learn.
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Old 01-25-2009, 12:51 AM
 
Location: Sacramento, CA
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First of all, I need to see where these numbers come from. I find it hard to believe they are accurate, and they probably used a very small number of people from each state.

Secondly, everyone is bringing up education and American being "dumbed-down". I thought that IQ's had nothing to do with education, it is how intelligent someone is. It would have nothing to do with rural/urban. Maybe I'm wrong.
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Old 01-25-2009, 12:53 AM
 
Location: Sacramento, CA
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Sorry, Double Post

Last edited by bigdave01; 01-25-2009 at 01:09 AM..
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Old 01-25-2009, 01:01 AM
 
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That same request has been made a few times by different people in this thread...maybe if you post it twice you'll get a response from the OP.
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Old 01-25-2009, 06:54 AM
 
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Bah not when the Empire State is down at 26. In fact we are behind all our neighbors. OMG even Scranton and his Pennsylvanians have us beat! Too bad Long Island could not take the test for the rest of the state.

Oh wait I forgot New York borders Rhode Island by water! Rhode Island is #33! God bless you Rhode Island & Providence Plantations!
I find it surprising that Rhode Island is 33 but their neighbor, Massachusetts, is number 1. What is Rhode Island doing so differently? I live near the Rhode Island border and Rhode Island seems very similar to Massachusetts.
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Old 01-25-2009, 07:19 AM
 
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I don't know where the OP found these statistics, and it doesn't appear as though this info will be shared. All I was able to find is the Morgan Quitno Smartest States information at http://www.statestats.com/edrank.htm.
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Old 01-25-2009, 07:33 AM
 
Location: Dorchester
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I find it surprising that Rhode Island is 33 but their neighbor, Massachusetts, is number 1. What is Rhode Island doing so differently? I live near the Rhode Island border and Rhode Island seems very similar to Massachusetts.
The area in Massachusetts that you come from, along with RI, is the "Armpit of New England".
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Old 01-25-2009, 07:40 AM
 
Location: On the Great South Bay
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I find it surprising that Rhode Island is 33 but their neighbor, Massachusetts, is number 1. What is Rhode Island doing so differently? I live near the Rhode Island border and Rhode Island seems very similar to Massachusetts.
Exactly what I was thinking and I tried to bring it up in a humorous way (well to me lol).

Quite frankly if I did not at least question this list and maybe even IQ tests in general than I would not have mentioned my own state is in the bottom 50%!
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Old 01-25-2009, 07:56 AM
 
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It appears to be a meaningless study for the most part.

Here's a link to the chart:

VDARE.com: 10/22/06 - Average IQ by State: Honest Numbers at Last - Table
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