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Topic: Evidence based on intersection of two sets of rare cases
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Gary

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Re: Evidence based on intersection of two sets of rare cases
Posted: Nov 12, 2012 2:27 AM
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On Monday, November 12, 2012 1:15:47 AM UTC+2, Herman Rubin wrote:
> On 2012-11-11, Gary wrote:
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> > Terman's longitudinal study of about 1000 people with very high
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> IQs actually shows that none of them (for example) obtained a Nobel
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> prize. See, for example:
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> http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/beautiful-minds/200909/the-truth-about-the
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> -termites
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> > So we see see two sets of rare cases (Nobel prize winners and very
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> high IQ individuals) but no intersection of these two sets. Does this
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> observation suggest that very high IQ is likely to mean that a person
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> is less likely to win a Nobel prize?
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> Albert Einstein had a very high IQ and won a Nobel prize.
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Einstein was not in Terman's sample. Was his IQ enough to have got him included in the Terman sample?

Lance



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