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Gary
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Evidence based on intersection of two sets of rare cases
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Nov 11, 2012 5:00 PM


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/beautifulminds/200909/thetruthaboutthetermites
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?
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