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> hey anon, wanna give your opinion?
#20 - jurkowski
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**jurkowski rolled a random image posted in comment #2672647 at My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic ** Wouldn't killing all the idiots actually drop the average person's IQ? As has been mentioned before, IQ is centered around 100 always being average, with the actual average being anywhere from 95-105. If you killed everyone below 100, people with previously high IQs would have their IQ number lowered to match the new average.
#26 to #20 - twodarray
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No, we actually don't know.
Let us say p1 is the percent of people who are above average before idiots are killed
and let us say p2 is the percent of people who are above average after idiots are killed
if p2 > p1, then the average is increased
if p1 > p2, then the average is decreased

you need less % of above average people to make the average go down

we would be able to find out the answer if the standard deviation was a lot lower, though.
#21 to #20 - anon id: e334127d
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so technically the average person's IQ never changes

>no logic
#22 to #21 - jurkowski
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No, the average person's IQ would change, as the death of many people would change the definition of the average person. I avoided phrasing it as the comic does as being the group's average IQ, as that number would not change, at least not by much.