IQ of physicists

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what is the average IQ of physicists?
is it much higher than the average IQ of general population?
 

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What'd you call a 'physicist', is the issue that comes to mind I guess.

But yeah, obviously. Not in the least because of how IQ tests work.
 
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is this related to your 'I want to love' thread in any way?

did you find a physicist?
 
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what is the average IQ of physicists?
is it much higher than the average IQ of general population?

It's infinity+3.
 
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What does IQ have to do with intelligence?

What does the HP rating of an engine have to do with its power?
 
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Well I've read that the average IQ of a college graduate is 120, so it only follows that the AVG IQ of physicists is much higher than 100.
 
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What does the HP rating of an engine have to do with its power?

It's not the same thing with an IQ. IQ measures mental deficiency not the other way around.
 
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I personally like to draw a firm line between 'IQ' as the theoretical normal distribution of intelligence and 'the result of an IQ test', as in, the assessment of such a test what one's IQ is. The former has very little theoretical basis, the latter is simply absurd to assume a test can measure a thing with such little basis to begin with.
 
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My IQ was an A+
 
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what is the average IQ of physicists?
is it much higher than the average IQ of general population?
Since IQ tests are made by academics it is only natural that academics will do better on it, so yes.
 
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Since IQ tests are made by academics it is only natural that academics will do better on it, so yes.

Unless the academic people realize this, and try to account for it, which they do in most of these test.
 
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Sometimes I get a feeling that anyone who wants to participate in a discussion that mentions "IQ" should be required to read at least one good non-PC study of the subject. Such as "The G factor" by Jensen, a work of the same name by Brand, or "The Bell Curve" by Herrnstein/Murray.
 

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