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Study reveals lawyers’ IQs are more in line with mere mortals’

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  • Lower Lawyers' IQ

    I sell financial services to high income earners, including lawyers. After talking with lawyers, I agree that they are not as bright as they once were. Many of them are not as intelligent as I and I am a retired Army NCO. Sad.

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  • Can You Say...

    "Another example of affirmative action at its finest"? I thought you could!

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  • Duh

    50% of all lawyers graduate in the bottom half of their class.

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  • Study reveals lawyers’ IQs are more in line with mere mortals’

    Maybe it is that the practice of law just REDUCES one's intelligence! Soon the attorneys will be entering NEGATIVE territory! LOL.

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  • Ignorance ISN'T bliss.

    It's NOT "Ignornace is bliss".
    The correct quote is "Where ignorance is bliss, 'tis folley to be wise", which means something completely different! Furthermore, my attorney (Bill) has a stratospheric intellect. It's people like my ex-wife's attorney (Sheryl) who contribute the the Legal profession's declining intelligence.

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  • Lawyers are changing with the times

    who the hell are field grieb?????

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  • No matter what you say or think, 108 isn't actually that low. In a society where the average IQ is 100 and the standard deviation lies at 15, 108 means that one has an IQ that's better than 70% of the population while it's 69% with a standard deviation of 16. According to the "Smart Fraction Theory", 106 (15 SD) and 107 (16 SD) is the IQ threshold of what you can call "smart". So yeah, 108 isn't a bad IQ is it?
    But the truth is, though IQ is a good measure of intelligence, it's not perfect.
    Of course, I did wish it was, mine is over 2 standard deviations above both the average person (85 for the world) and 1 standard deviation over both the average person in Western society and the average lawyer, but as is proven, it's not perfect, and it's useless to put such value on a number you've received from an imperfect test, especially when sleep deprivation isn't put into account as was the case for me. :x
    Anyway, the average college student apparently has an IQ of 115, that would mean that the average college student should have an average IQ that's higher than 84% of the population, when around half of Western students go to college while many of them eventually graduate. Just more evidence that IQ isn't a predictor, it just shows your ease of how you can perceive and solve problems. All there is to it.

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  • 108 is pretty miserable, especially when you consider that these people charge from £250 to £500 per HOUR!!, including to people who have a mensa IQ rating of 155; I think a thief with a knife earns a more honest living, at least he makes an effort, takes risk, and does not have any social pretensions.

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  • Ahhh so it makes sense now. An IQ of 108 is EMBARRASSINGLY low for lawyers. What's next? Getting represented in court by a fast food worker? I know a lawyer and after each and every conversation with him, I wreck my brain trying to figure how the heck he could ever become a lawyer, much less make money at it. Now I know. I was actually able to argue with him over some of his racist assertions, and get him to have to agree with me at him. It's sad when a math/art student can beat you at your own profession, which you've been practicing for 30 years. Of course, two minutes after a our argument, he went right back to his initial beliefs.

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  • Most attorneys would easily fail high level engineering and computer science courses. They are largely qualitative rather than quantitative. I assume most could barely understand any highly technical work/study. Most are essentially a joke. They cannot even calculate an intelligence quotient. It is a fluff field that those unable to handle STEM enter to satisfy their intellectual inferiority. If more engineers or medical doctors had entered the legal profession instead, we would have fewer intellectually deficient prima domnas that are rather far from gifted. Let's face it, most journalism or political science majors are poorly equipped to practice law, while those few engineers that have entered the legal profession are intellectually superior to some liberal arts graduate. Yes, the stereotype that most lawyers are exceptionally bad at math is true.

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