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Millhouse Jul 28th 2013 11:51 am

IQ by country
 
How very interesting... I would be grateful if this doesn't spiral down to a racist thread.


http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...-Map-World.png

http://www.longcountdown.com/blog/wp...2008/05/iq.gif

Blue Cat Jul 28th 2013 11:54 am

Re: IQ by country
 
from 1979?

Millhouse Jul 28th 2013 11:55 am

Re: IQ by country
 

Originally Posted by Blue Cat (Post 10823079)
from 1979?

The first chart maybe. The rest seem more up to date. Not sure it changes that much during the course of a generation though.

Autonomy Jul 28th 2013 12:01 pm

Re: IQ by country
 

Originally Posted by Millhouse (Post 10823080)
The first chart maybe. The rest seem more up to date. Not sure it changes that much during the course of a generation though.

The map seems to show Aus at 60 but the wiki chart as 98....

Millhouse Jul 28th 2013 12:11 pm

Re: IQ by country
 

Originally Posted by Autonomy (Post 10823086)
The map seems to show Aus at 60 but the wiki chart as 98....

They are from different sources. I wanted to cross check the overall trends.

Im sure that this isn't an exact science. Maybe the sample included Steve Irwin in one but not the other.

Bongoman2 Jul 28th 2013 12:18 pm

Re: IQ by country
 

Originally Posted by Millhouse (Post 10823103)
Maybe the sample included Steve Irwin in one but not the other.

It was an estimate, so maybe they estimated the township aboriginal populations as well. A sad indictment on Australia

Autonomy Jul 28th 2013 12:19 pm

Re: IQ by country
 

Originally Posted by Millhouse (Post 10823103)
They are from different sources. I wanted to cross check the overall trends.

Im sure that this isn't an exact science. Maybe the sample included Steve Irwin in one but not the other.

I'm really quite worried by the first one you use, the race one...

The image is from http://www.whitenationalism.com/div/Demo/RaceIQ480.jpg - white nationalism - WTF?

Milhouse - explain yourself...

Millhouse Jul 28th 2013 12:23 pm

Re: IQ by country
 

Originally Posted by Autonomy (Post 10823120)
I'm really quite worried by the first one you use, the race one...

The image is from http://www.whitenationalism.com/div/Demo/RaceIQ480.jpg - white nationalism - WTF?

Milhouse - explain yourself...

straight google image search... when I saw this, I then looked into the other sources. feel free to discount that one. (now deleted)

flares Jul 28th 2013 12:37 pm

Re: IQ by country
 
I'm surprised Lebanon is the same as the rest of the Middle East. Thought these guys were 'special'.

Scamp Jul 28th 2013 1:24 pm

Re: IQ by country
 
Italians smarter than us? Never.

Meow Jul 28th 2013 2:21 pm

Re: IQ by country
 
Does it say how the IQs were tested? And how many people were tested in each country to arrive at thes results?

If a standard test across all countries that wouldn't be a fair system due to cultural and educational differences. It's an impossible comparison to make really.

Bahtatboy Jul 28th 2013 2:24 pm

Re: IQ by country
 

Originally Posted by Scamp (Post 10823188)
Italians smarter than us? Never.

That's Berlusconi--he must have an IQ of a gazillion to have evaded jail so far.

Bahtatboy Jul 28th 2013 2:33 pm

Re: IQ by country
 

Originally Posted by Meow (Post 10823244)
Does it say how the IQs were tested? And how many people were tested in each country to arrive at thes results?

If a standard test across all countries that wouldn't be a fair system due to cultural and educational differences. It's an impossible comparison to make really.

Yep. A far more meaningful test is on of emotional intelligence. But equally impossible to do across the globe; however, not that difficult to guestimate after spending a few weeks interacting with the natives.

Boomhauer Jul 28th 2013 3:32 pm

Re: IQ by country
 
Meaningless chart as it has totally ignored Antarctica .

The Dean Jul 28th 2013 3:54 pm

Re: IQ by country
 
To the colour-blind (like me) most of the world (all of the Americas, Europe, North Africa, Russia, India, etc) has the same IQ........... :huh:


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