It's a midwit world and we're living in it

“There are some ideas so absurd that only an intellectual could believe them.” ― George Orwell What Orwell really should have said is, “There are some ideas so absurd that only a midwit could believe them.” By its very definition, IQ (intelligence quotient) is a Gaussian distribution of some measure approximating human intelligence. There are valid concerns about the measure due to the inability to return the same result for the same individual over time. Furthermore, attempts to discredit the IQ test exist out of a backlash against people like Charles Murray suggesting racial differences in average IQ scores. These objections to IQ are valid, but outside the scope of this essay. All that matters here is that human intelligence is variable, and most people are somewhere in the middle.

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