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Old 02-19-2009, 10:40 AM
 
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South Carolina does very well, about the same as Northern states.

The Audacious Epigone: IQ estimates
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Old 02-19-2009, 10:59 AM
 
Location: Fort Worth/Dallas
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I'd love to see a scale that rates "common sense." I have a feeling it would have a very different result.

It is interesting, however, that DC is rated at the very bottom of the list.
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Old 02-19-2009, 11:13 AM
 
Location: Silver Springs, FL
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Floriduh was right where I expected it to be (42), but was a bit shocked by Missouri being ranked 25.
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Old 02-19-2009, 11:16 AM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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The high number of HS dropouts who live on welfare here in NYC bring NY's s score down.
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Old 02-19-2009, 11:33 AM
 
Location: Jersey
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That blog is frequented by well known racialistic whackjobs.
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Old 02-19-2009, 12:06 PM
 
Location: Omaha
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I was surprised about R.I. actually. (37)
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Old 02-19-2009, 12:08 PM
 
Location: West Michigan
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State average IQ results are about as useful as State level income averages. Worthless when it comes down to different areas and individuals. Just because the average is 100+ on the IQ scale or the average income is $100k doesn't mean a thing in the real world.
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Old 02-19-2009, 12:08 PM
 
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The high number of HS dropouts who live on welfare here in NYC bring NY's s score down.
Education rates and IQs have nothing to do with each other.
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Old 02-19-2009, 12:15 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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Education rates and IQs have nothing to do with each other.
It states it was based on Eighth Graders math and science scores. I'm surprised Texas ranked as high as it did because our school system sucks ass.
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Old 02-19-2009, 12:32 PM
 
Location: The Rock!
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It states it was based on Eighth Graders math and science scores. I'm surprised Texas ranked as high as it did because our school system sucks ass.
Then it isn't IQ! When you consider the range of normal human IQ scores, this is actually a pretty tight grouping of the max and min average values. What does this tell us? That the average American is of pretty average IQ across the entire country....duh... Useless as a box of burned out lightbulbs, this is.

BTW...not meaning your post was useless jluke..but the data as it's presented on the referenced site.

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