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#1 - thepyras
Reply +161
(02/08/2013) [-]
That's odd, because the average IQ never moves. It stays at 100, permanently. In terms of the IQ scale, 100 means average.
#63 to #1 - jinkazama
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(02/09/2013) [-]
Do you know what average is?
#62 to #1 - outsider
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(02/09/2013) [-]
You're thinking in terms of the world. Americas average IQ can easily be less than 100 if they're dumber than the rest of the planet.
#61 to #1 - piercehawthorne
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(02/09/2013) [-]
IQ is rising at about 3 points per decade.
#54 to #1 - ruinsage
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(02/09/2013) [-]
i believe he meant the iq of the average american, not the average iq
#29 to #1 - fuckyosixtyminutes
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(02/09/2013) [-]
But the average self-reported IQ is probably at least 120. Ha!
#15 to #1 - chazzxz
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(02/09/2013) [-]
If you were to take a large set of numbers, this set being the IQ of every American, it would probably not equal 100, I think that's what it's saying. I might not know what I'm talking about....
#17 to #15 - thepyras
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(02/09/2013) [-]
Assuming that he means America in comparison to the world average IQ then yeah, the US' average is 98. I was thinking at first that he meant the US as a standalone number, in which case the average would always be set at 100.
#2 to #1 - edsabbath
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(02/08/2013) [-]
That's world average. America's average relative to world average can be higher or lower than 100.

(Hint: It's 98 for America)
#19 to #2 - telfyr
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(02/09/2013) [-]
so even with the millions of people in africa and other uneducated countries america is still below the world average. Seems about right
#86 to #19 - matriculator
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(02/09/2013) [-]
>Implying Africa is a country.
>Implying knowledge(education) has anything to do with intelligence(IQ).
#21 to #19 - elgringogordo **User deleted account**
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#24 to #21 - giguelingueling
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(02/09/2013) [-]
The only real test any human have is survival
#18 to #2 - killyojoy
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(02/09/2013) [-]
I have to say that must be in accurate if we took ever person in the world and found their IQ I'm sure that Americans would surpass the average. We are producing so many scientist right now that we can't even find jobs for them to fill.
#3 to #2 - thepyras
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(02/08/2013) [-]
Ah, I had thought about it using America's average. Nevertheless, the average life expectancy is still far lower than the average IQ. It's somewhere in the low 80s.
#60 to #3 - SunilCCXXXVII **User deleted account**
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(02/09/2013) [-]
Lol'd sorry but that's the most 'merica thing I've heard :p
#4 to #3 - edsabbath
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(02/08/2013) [-]
Yeah. It's always been under 100. It used to be in the 50s and 60s, sheesh. I can't wait until the day where everyone is expected to live over 100 years.
#10 to #4 - generaljosh
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(02/08/2013) [-]
It was never in the 50s or 60s. With at least 100 million people in America since the standardization of the IQ test, and an incredibly diverse population, there is simply no way that the average could diverge from the international average that far.
#11 to #10 - edsabbath
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(02/09/2013) [-]
The LIFE EXPECTANCY of those living in the US, not the average IQ. It would literally be impossible for any country to deviate more than one SD outside of 100.
#12 to #11 - generaljosh
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(02/09/2013) [-]
lol, this comment thread is about IQ, not life expectancy.
#13 to #12 - anon
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(02/09/2013) [-]
the discussion was about the differing numbers between life expectancy and average IQ. the average IQ being roughly 100, and life expectancy at one point being 50-60. the this comment is about the numbers and their relation to each other, both for IQ and life expectancy.
#5 to #4 - thepyras
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(02/08/2013) [-]
I don't know, generally a living longer than previous generations causes problems, especially in social security and things of the sort.
#9 to #5 - Maroon
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(02/08/2013) [-]
plus, like, life is boring and meaningless after 40
#6 to #5 - edsabbath
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(02/08/2013) [-]
True I suppose. Eventually we'll have to do population control anyways, so meh.
#7 to #6 - thepyras
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(02/08/2013) [-]
There's always time for a third world war.
#8 to #7 - edsabbath
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(02/08/2013) [-]
Fourth Reich time?

Fourth Reich time.