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Topic: Democrats' Problem - Too smart for the electorate

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gymvol

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Re: Democrats' Problem - Too smart for the electorate
« Reply #30 on: December 06, 2018, 03:22:04 PM »
Statistics don't mean diddly squat but the Peter principle does, that people will rise to their level of incompetence.

The Peter principle is a concept in management developed by Laurence J. Peter, which observes that people in a hierarchy tend to rise to their "level of incompetence". In other words, an employee is promoted based on their success in previous jobs until they reach a level at which they are no longer competent,


Statistic can never factor in the human element.




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Re: Democrats' Problem - Too smart for the electorate
« Reply #31 on: December 06, 2018, 03:44:29 PM »
"Statistics don't mean diddly squat".

I suspect 27% of Americans would agree.


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Re: Democrats' Problem - Too smart for the electorate
« Reply #32 on: December 06, 2018, 05:24:39 PM »
Nowadays, people think that someone is smart because they have graduated from college.

Not necessarily so.  They can easily get through college today without getting a true education.

Educated?  Maybe, maybe not.
Credentialed?  Yes - and they mistake a credential for an education and parade around like they're superior.
Count me as unimpressed.

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Re: Democrats' Problem - Too smart for the electorate
« Reply #33 on: December 07, 2018, 09:13:43 AM »
There is a CORRELATION between intelligence and level of education.

But "statistics don't mean squat" for some here.


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Re: Democrats' Problem - Too smart for the electorate
« Reply #34 on: December 07, 2018, 09:17:26 AM »
Depends on major.....



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Re: Democrats' Problem - Too smart for the electorate
« Reply #35 on: December 07, 2018, 09:27:52 AM »
Note that all of those appear to be over 100, which would suggest the average IQ for others would be under 100, making my point.

Obviously, some majors are tougher than others.  But the middle of that graph is still significantly above average.

I'm surprised it's that high actually.

So, level of education does correlate with IQ, as I said.  I'm sure if you looked at post graduate folks, you'd see even high IQs on average.

 

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