[ExI] Forbidden Words

spike spike66 at att.net
Fri Jan 19 02:30:26 UTC 2018



From: extropy-chat [mailto:extropy-chat-bounces at lists.extropy.org] On Behalf Of Rafal Smigrodzki
Sent: Thursday, January 18, 2018 5:32 PM
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Subject: Re: [ExI] Forbidden Words




On Tue, Jan 2, 2018 at 9:31 PM, spike <spike66 at att.net <mailto:spike66 at att.net> > wrote:


A question occurred to me while I was vacationing: suppose we theorize that a political party is smarter (or dumber) than another. 


### Research indicates that Democratic voters are on average dumber than Republican voters, the difference is a couple IQ points if I remember correctly.





IQ tests are controversial.  Even if we could figure out some kind of acceptable IQ test, the data set would be microscopic and self-selected.  Are there any other metrics we could use?



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