[LMB] Re: OT: High IQ women
paal at gis.net
Fri, 28 Nov 2003 00:04:20 -0500
-- Paula Lieberman
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> Paula writes:
> Please cite the references. I don;t believe them.
> M replies:
> I don't know what reference is being cited, but the Terman Study in
> California might be one. It showed that high-IQ people tended to marry
In California. How did it select the sample? The people I went to college
with mostly did -not- marry early. Very few of my college classmates were
married before college graduation....
> good economic times especially), have fewer divorces, live longer, and
> were healthier (due to more attention to health care and hygiene) than the
> average, plus an enormous amount of other data. It covered more than 1000
> subjects with an IQ of over 135, starting at around age 3 or so, and
> lives for a long time; I don't remember exactly how long--for all I know,
> they're still being followed, at least the ones still alive.
Sampling is an interesting thing, there are all sorts of things in which the
sample turned out to be highly non-representative of the segment of the
population it was supposed to be representative of..... Certainly my
female college classmates, married later that most of their classmates from