[ExI] The downsides of high IQ

Rafal Smigrodzki rafal.smigrodzki at gmail.com
Wed Apr 15 14:23:10 UTC 2015

On Wed, Apr 15, 2015 at 9:58 AM, Tara Maya <tara at taramayastales.com> wrote:

>  Or to take a less extreme example, just because voters for one political
> party are generally smarter that the other (research on Democrats and
> Republicans seems to indicate this is so) shouldn’t make Democrats feel
> smugly that this means their policies are always better, since the shared
> cognitive biases and groupthink endemic to any party are still likely to
> outweigh the benefits of IQ.

### This is incorrect. In fact, Republican voters have a slightly higher IQ
than Democratic ones. The difference is tiny - 3.47 points and only on the
verbal scale but still, it does exist.



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