[ExI] The downsides of high IQ

rex rex at nosyntax.net
Thu Apr 16 11:25:41 UTC 2015

BillK <pharos at gmail.com> [2015-04-14 08:32]:
>The BBC has an article up
>(The summary is that high IQ doesn't help much. It is a tool that can
>be used for good or bad).

Group social outcomes are very sensitive to IQ. The graphic at the URL
below shows dramatic differences in various social outcomes associated with
three-point IQ changes.


Who would guess that a "mere" 3-point IQ boost is associated with about
a 30% lower number of high school dropouts, or that a 3-point decline is
associated with about a 15% increase in the number of men prevented from
working by health problems?

"Experience teaches us no less clearly than reason, that men believe
themselves free, simply because they are conscious of their actions,
and unconscious of the causes whereby those actions are determined."
   --B de Spinoza

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