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Topic: Evidence based on intersection of two sets of rare cases
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Herman Rubin

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Re: Evidence based on intersection of two sets of rare cases
Posted: Nov 11, 2012 6:15 PM
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On 2012-11-11, Gary <lancegary@gmail.com> wrote:
> Terman's longitudinal study of about 1000 people with very high
IQs actually shows that none of them (for example) obtained a Nobel
prize. See, for example:

>
http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/beautiful-minds/200909/the-truth-about-the
-termites

> So we see see two sets of rare cases (Nobel prize winners and very
high IQ individuals) but no intersection of these two sets. Does this
observation suggest that very high IQ is likely to mean that a person
is less likely to win a Nobel prize?

Albert Einstein had a very high IQ and won a Nobel prize.

> Lance


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