Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Less than half of people are stupider than the average

Ok, I'm just nitpicking on an overused joke, but there is a clear distinction between average and median. Half of people are indeed stupider than the median, but the average IQ is probably a little less than the median IQ because there are more very stupid people than very smart people. Depending on the chosen measure, roughly one in 200 people have an IQ at least 75 points below the average and are in practice institutionalized, while only one million have an IQ of 75 or more above the average - ironically, many of them spend much of their time in various institions as well.

Why this asymmetry? High intelligence is reached when many factors coexist, whereas mental retardedness may be caused by only a single factor, such as a genetic error. So in the extremes of the distribution, additional intelligence and stupidity are caused by different random processes.

Back to the main point: we can analoguously clearly see that with the possible exception of Vatican, most of you earn or own far less than the average simply because the income and wealth statistics are very skewed in all countries except the Vatican.

1 Comments:

Anonymous Titch said...

You have some of the most rediculous ideas on religion. There is absolutly no reason to fear death to our body here on earth, if this was the case we would be living in fear all our lives because death is the only sure thing in this life.
Keep things simple, we only have "10" comandments and "8" beatitudes. Learn them, live by them and never fear again. Without the hope of salvation given to us by our Lord Jesus Christ through the love he showed for us in his passion, we have nothing to look forward to.
I will say something here that you cannot argue with. First put all worldly feelings and thoughts out of your heart and mind (if thats possible for you). Now consider all of mankind living by the commandments given to us by God himself and the example given to us by his only son, Jesus Christ. All the evil of the world dissapears, personal dispair, fears, and hates dissapear because there is no room for them when you are filled with the love of god. God is love and anything else is of this world inspired through the wickedness and snares of Satin. It is hard to imagine how this world would be if everyone lived according to Gods Love, I can only imagine the extasy of never being in fear, no anxiety, no temptations, self pride or greed - only love - of ones neighbor, of the earth entrusted to us and of God the eternal Father, our creator, who has a place for our soul already prepaired - but only if we choose to accept it through the choices we make here on earth.

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