almost fifty percent of Americans are...

almost fifty percent of Americans are of “below average” intelligence.

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duh

Wiggins, MS

#1 Mar 26, 2012
almost fifty percent of Americans are of “below average” intelligence.
(Digital Dementia News Services) A study published in the current issue of the New England Journal of Medicine indicates that almost fifty percent of Americans are of “below average” intelligence.

According to the article these startling findings are based on “a very large sampling of the population” and are said to be “accurate to within +/- 0.000151%.”

“We see it as endemic in the population. Chances are, approximately fifty percent of the populace is doomed to being below average and that this situation will continue from one generation to the next.” remarked Dr. Mel Anoma, one of physicians who co-authored the report.

The report provoked immediate protests and denunciations (“dee*nuncy*ayshuns”), mostly from people who don’t understand mathematics, statistics or the concept of averages.

Reverend Jesse Jackson condemned the research and the publication of the results as “a mean spirited attempt to disenfranchise the hard-working men and women of the American underclass through disingenuous initiatives and specious methodologies.”

… Or something like that.

Tom Cruise offered a comment on the medical findings during his appearance on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno.“Personally, I don’t believe the results. It’s a proven fact that you can prove anything with statistics. Besides, even if there are any people who fall below the average, I am certain they are just suffering from vitamin deficiency. It’s a well known fact that taking the right vitamins can boost your IQ by 10 or more points in a nanosecond.”

Mr. Cruise seemed confused by Jay Leno’s quip,“Then why aren’t you taking them?”

The study gave no indication of what causes lie at the root of the intellectual deficiencies found in such a large part of the population. Medical practitioners have speculated that in any breeding population,“some people are just born to be boneheads.”

The current study tends to confirm the hypothesis.

Jessica Simpson, widely regarded to be the poster child for the dim-witted was philosophical on the issue.“Being a few clowns short of a circus isn’t really so tragic.” says the brainless beauty.“I’ve always contended that being too dumb to know what to worry about has its advantages. Take my brother, Bart, for example. He is pretty stupid but it don’t seem to worry him too much. But then again, what do I know?”

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Since: Mar 08

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#2 Mar 26, 2012
It goes without saying...

If the median IQ for the population is 100, then 50% of the population will score above average and 50% WILL SCORE BELOW AGERAGE when it comes to intelligence. If the median IQ happened to be 125, you would still have 50% scoring BELOW THE AVERAGE. The statement by definition, means nothing.

So, I guess your glass is always half empty..
duh

Wiggins, MS

#3 Mar 26, 2012
ComradeWinston wrote:
It goes without saying...
If the median IQ for the population is 100, then 50% of the population will score above average and 50% WILL SCORE BELOW AGERAGE when it comes to intelligence. If the median IQ happened to be 125, you would still have 50% scoring BELOW THE AVERAGE. The statement by definition, means nothing.
So, I guess your glass is always half empty..
The report provoked immediate protests and denunciations (“dee*nuncy*ayshuns”), mostly from people who don’t understand mathematics, statistics or the concept of averages.
Ender Wiggin

Biddeford, ME

#4 Jun 10, 2014
This has to be a joke...
CamperOH

United States

#6 Saturday Aug 8
Whoever agreed with ComradeWinston, and judged Duh clueless and nuts are clueless ones. Here's an example, and I'll make it simple by using IQ scores between 1 and 10. Ten people have IQ scores of 3, 3, 2, 2, 1, 1, 1, 8, 6 and 6. The average IQ would be 3.3. Seventy percent of the people would have scores below average with only thirty percent being above.
Congratulations, you just proved his point.

Since: Apr 09

United States

#7 Saturday Aug 8
Whoever agreed with ComradeWinston, and judged Duh clueless and nuts are the clueless ones. Here's an example, and I'll make it simple by using IQ scores between 1 and 10. Ten people have IQ scores of 3, 3, 2, 2, 1, 1, 1, 8, 6 and 6. The average IQ would be 3.3. Seventy percent of the people would have scores below average with only thirty percent being above.
Congratulations, you just proved his point.
guest

United States

#8 Monday Aug 10
camperoh wrote:
Whoever agreed with ComradeWinston, and judged Duh clueless and nuts are the clueless ones. Here's an example, and I'll make it simple by using IQ scores between 1 and 10. Ten people have IQ scores of 3, 3, 2, 2, 1, 1, 1, 8, 6 and 6. The average IQ would be 3.3. Seventy percent of the people would have scores below average with only thirty percent being above.
Congratulations, you just proved his point.
The last two presidential elections proved this to be true.
guest

Irving, TX

#9 Tuesday Aug 11
Did you hear about this guy from Cooter Mo.Every time he crossed the river to Tennessee the IQs on both sides went up.
guest

United States

#10 Thursday Aug 13
guest wrote:
Did you hear about this guy from Cooter Mo.Every time he crossed the river to Tennessee the IQs on both sides went up.
Another low IQ liberal proving the point. Hell the IQ goes up around your house when a brick is dropped off in your yard.
Bill

United States

#11 Thursday Aug 13
guest wrote:
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Another low IQ liberal proving the point. Hell the IQ goes up around your house when a brick is dropped off in your yard.
Did you know that 84% of all statistics are made up? They have no meaning what so ever.
Did you know that 100% of the 50% of the people that scored "below average intelligence " all voted Democrat in the last Presidential election?
Don't tell me want proof of this !

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