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To: haffast

I recall when I was in college, one of our textbooks said that ancient Athenians, or maybe it was ancient Greeks had a much higher IQ than modern man.

I have no idea how that was calculated but I can believe it considering it was at most a city of 100,000 and produced so many brilliant men.


5 posted on 11/13/2012 10:47:08 AM PST by yarddog (One shot one miss.)
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To: yarddog

The free and literate were high IQ, the top 20-30% of society. The slaves, generally not literate or part of recorded culture except in property lists, were the other 70-80%. An assessment of the literate class thus skews upward in IQ estimates. The low IQ just weren’t generating records for us to review later.


69 posted on 11/13/2012 5:43:44 PM PST by tbw2
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