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    Quote Originally Posted by Gun Nut View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Loren Pechtel View Post
    The majority of idiots.
    Mathematically, using the Bell Curve, 33.3% of the country are "idiots", so the "majority of idiots" would be about 17% of the country. That's about 54 Million American idiots.
    Epic statistics fail.

    Idiot = IQ of 0 to 25. That's 5 standard deviations below the mean, although I seriously doubt the curve is properly bell shaped at that point.

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    I'm wondering idly if Trump can spell 'idiot'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TomC View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Gun Nut View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Loren Pechtel View Post
    The majority of idiots.
    Mathematically, using the Bell Curve, 33.3% of the country are "idiots", so the "majority of idiots" would be about 17% of the country. That's about 54 Million American idiots.
    Really?
    Got some evidence?

    Or is this just another liberal piece of bullshit that TFT that applaud you for posting?
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    IQ is normalized so that 100 is the mean/median. The standard deviation is typically normalized to be 15 or so. For a "bell curve" (i.e. normally distributed distribution), roughly 68% of the data falls within one standard deviation of the mean. Which means roughly 32% fall outside the mean, 16% on each side.

    So, if one defines "an idiot" as having an IQ that is more than one standard deviation below the mean, then by statistical definition, roughly 16% are idiots.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loren Pechtel View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Loren Pechtel View Post
    The majority of idiots.
    Mathematically, using the Bell Curve, 33.3% of the country are "idiots", so the "majority of idiots" would be about 17% of the country. That's about 54 Million American idiots.
    Epic statistics fail.

    Idiot = IQ of 0 to 25. That's 5 standard deviations below the mean, although I seriously doubt the curve is properly bell shaped at that point.
    Actually, historically an imbecile is between 25 to 49. Historically, there is no use of the term idiot and IQ scores.

    So, it really depends on what one means by "idiot".

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    Quote Originally Posted by ideologyhunter View Post
    I'm wondering idly if Trump can spell 'idiot'.
    I've got $20 that his response will be, "Person. Man. Woman. Camera. TV".

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    Quote Originally Posted by laughing dog View Post
    So, it really depends on what one means by "idiot".
    I think the technical term is "trumpsucker".

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    Quote Originally Posted by laughing dog View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Loren Pechtel View Post

    Epic statistics fail.

    Idiot = IQ of 0 to 25. That's 5 standard deviations below the mean, although I seriously doubt the curve is properly bell shaped at that point.
    Actually, historically an imbecile is between 25 to 49. Historically, there is no use of the term idiot and IQ scores.

    So, it really depends on what one means by "idiot".
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Imbecile

    Quote Originally Posted by article
    It included people with an IQ of 26–50, between "idiot" (IQ of 0–25) and "moron" (IQ of 51–70)

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    Remember, Trump's math skills are on a par with his spelling skills: those of a lazy-ass 7th grader who does book reports by reading the first and last pages of a book.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patooka View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by ideologyhunter View Post
    I'm wondering idly if Trump can spell 'idiot'.
    I've got $20 that his response will be, "Person. Man. Woman. Camera. TV".
    I just noticed something about this list. Not only do the words go together, but the order is most "natural." (Shuffle it to TV, Woman, Camera, Person, Man and I think it would be harder. TV, Cricket, Camera, April, Man would be harder still.)

    Is it possible the examiner chose an easy list to suck up to the CinC? Or that the list that CinC repeated publicly was not in the tested order?

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    US intelligence does not exist on a normal bell curve.

    It exists on a curve severely skewed to the left.

    Many more idiots than reasonable people.

    Capitalism needs many many idiots to do the hard work and creates them.

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