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Old 06-04-2009, 05:37 AM
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Just out of curiosity, what nationality of people do you think are the smartest?

Personally, I would say Korean because the Koreans in my school are always getting full marks on exams.

 
Old 06-04-2009, 06:58 AM
 
Location: Des Moines, IA
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By smartest do you mean IQ or intellectual achievement?
 
Old 06-04-2009, 12:22 PM
 
Location: Playa Del Rey, California
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There is a difference between intelligence and discipline. Disciplined students will devote more time studying, and Korean and Japanese cultures are IMO well disciplined compared to others. I'm not saying they're not more intelligent, but higher test scores do not always reflect a higher intelligence.
 
Old 06-04-2009, 01:05 PM
 
Location: Kūkiʻo, HI & Manhattan Beach, CA
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Just out of curiosity, what nationality of people do you think are the smartest?
That's a "loaded" and a rather subjective question; however, considering the currrent mess that the United States is in, I doubt that Americans rank at the top.
 
Old 06-04-2009, 05:51 PM
 
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My guess for countries that probably put the most emphasis on education, hard work, and achievement are Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, and Israel.
 
Old 06-04-2009, 11:52 PM
 
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When I was in Bolivia a few years ago, when the populace was angry with the government, and were upturning cars in the middle of the roads or moving boulders onto the roads to halt traffic around the country, at one of these road blockades where I was detained, I thought: Yes, I'm angry that you are disrupting my vacation, but, at the same time, I thought: Gee! I've finally met up with some highly intelligent people!
 
Old 06-04-2009, 11:58 PM
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Most Educated Countries

http://4brevard.com/choice/internati...est-scores.htm

http://www.iqcomparisonsite.com/NationalIQs.aspx

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_IQ

I have read some about the brain, intelligence, etc. It seems that most of us do not us our brains to their full potential. If you have a really high I. Q. but do not use it, it really does not help a lot. Most of us could do better than we do.

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Old 06-05-2009, 12:28 AM
 
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how old is that? it has Yugoslavia on it, there hasn't been a Yugoslavia since 1992
 
Old 06-05-2009, 12:41 AM
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how old is that? it has Yugoslavia on it, there hasn't been a Yugoslavia since 1992
Click on it and see. I just did the search. Show me something better.
 
Old 06-05-2009, 12:47 AM
 
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yeah i didn't read the stuff at the bottom....the way Yugoslavia split it self in 6 or 7 ways and that high IQ average don't go together...its a shame what happened to a country that if stayed together could have been great...people from that area are also known to be the tallest people in the world

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This study contributes to an update of average heights among European populations. Our investigation covering 2705 boys and 2842 girls aged 17 years, shows that, contrary to the general belief, adolescents of the Dinaric Alps are, on average, the tallest in Europe. With an average height of 185,6 cm, they are taller than Dutch adolescents (184 cm on average). Above all, the density of very tall subjects appears to be characteristic of the Dinaric Alps, since 28% measure 190 cm or more in height, as opposed to only 20% in Holland and 1.5% in France. Although our information is not complete, adolescent girls in the Dinaric Alps, with an average height of 171 cm come a close second to girls in Holland.
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