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#10342 - 08/18/06 11:46 PM Re: IQ and Intelligence
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So right, DA. I remember reading a report that supported that line of thought back in the '60's. Some Socialogists had devised a non-verbal test that "measured" a person's Problem Solving Ability as well as Adaptability Level. Administered to various groups all over the Planet (Hey, I wish I was in on that study!) They determined that the ethnic group with the highest Problem Solving and Adaptability Quotient WAS.....the Inuit of Canada's High Arctic.

Years later, I damn near hit one of those guys while he Jay-walked right in front of me in Yellowknife, so I don't know how viable the test was.

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#10343 - 08/18/06 11:48 PM Re: IQ and Intelligence
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I agree with da here. i can proably run math circles around most here, but throw a few chemistry things at me and you might as well be talking ancient Sanskrit. i just cant understand a lot of them. dont know why, just cant.
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#10344 - 08/19/06 08:30 PM Re: IQ and Intelligence
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Wolfman ... it is about bell curves. The guy you almost hit ... far left. You'll note the other Inuits were smart enough to hide when they saw you coming. ;-)
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#10345 - 08/21/06 12:30 AM Re: IQ and Intelligence
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I'm serious, it's the closest I've ever come to hitting a pedestrian. Broad daylight, a foot of snow on the ground, visibility was not a problem. I was backing out of a Parking Stall and he stepped right in front of me, looking the wrong way. A lot of Northern Inuit come down to Yellowknife, it's the administrative center for the NWT. Later, my aunt, a Social Worker up there, shrugged it off saying, "Oh yeah, you gotta watch those people from "Up North" they're clueless about traffic".

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#10346 - 08/21/06 03:56 AM Re: IQ and Intelligence
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Likely she was correct. No doubt that Inuit would have watched you approach a bear, camerca in hand, and thought ... well lets just say something remarkably similar.
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