[ExI] Forbidden Words

William Flynn Wallace foozler83 at gmail.com
Sat Feb 10 13:55:29 UTC 2018

2.7 IQ points is not within sampling error, as long as our sample is large


There can be huge differences between what is statistically difference, and
what is meaningful in the everyday world.  3 IQ points is meaningless in

bill w

On Sat, Feb 10, 2018 at 1:54 AM, Dan TheBookMan <danust2012 at gmail.com>

> On Feb 9, 2018, at 11:30 PM, Rafal Smigrodzki <rafal.smigrodzki at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> Read this:
> http://anepigone.blogspot.com/2008/11/politics-and-iq-
> conservative-democrats.html
> 2.7 IQ points is not within sampling error, as long as our sample is large
> enough.
> Not sure how it would affect the results, but aren’t Democrats the larger
> party? If so, so all things being equal simply by being large a random
> sample of them might differ from a random sample of the smaller party. To
> be sure, this difference might be small and it’s a maybe anyhow.
> I’m also not sure how big an impact 2.7 points would make. Other than on
> IQ scores themselves, would 2.7 more or less on average have much of a
> discernible impact on overall life choices? (I saw data somewhere on
> accountants, IIRC, where one group had a lower IQ by about five points but
> had a stronger work ethic. I forget if this led to higher overall income.
> Have to track down that data.)
> Finally, did you look at the other results? Liberal Whites seem to score
> higher than conservative Whites. And liberals who are Democrats score
> higher than other Democrats and than Republicans overall.
> Regards,
> Dan
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