About the people claiming to have an IQ of 170+…
Ninety-five percent of the population has an IQ between 70 and 130. People can claim to have an IQ above 135 but accuracy beyond that becomes very dicy, in fact the two most used tests won’t give a statistically meaningful measure above 135. The Stanford-Binet goes up to a ceiling of 148 (which is higher than the Wechsler Scales), but scores between 149 and 164 are statistically extrapolated because of small sample sizes. So, you can say there are more men with an IQ above 135 and that would be true.
As I mentioned before, there are also more men with an IQ below 70.
And there are more men in prison.
Sorry OP, I know this is a bit off topic, but your IQ stat opened the door…
If you want to hear a disturbing fact about the genders read this article.
The War on Girls
…In nature, 105 boys are born for every 100 girls. This ratio is biologically ironclad. Between 104 and 106 is the normal range, and that’s as far as the natural window goes. Any other number is the result of unnatural events.
Yet today in India there are 112 boys born for every 100 girls. In China, the number is 121 though plenty of Chinese towns are over the 150 mark. China’s and India’s populations are mammoth enough that their outlying sex ratios have skewed the global average to a biologically impossible 107. But the imbalance is not only in Asia. Azerbaijan stands at 115, Georgia at 118 and Armenia at 120.
What is causing the skewed ratio: abortion. If the male number in the sex ratio is above 106, it means that couples are having abortions when they find out the mother is carrying a girl. By Ms. Hvistendahl’s counting, there have been so many sex-selective abortions in the past three decades that 163 million girls, who by biological averages should have been born, are missing from the world. Moral horror aside, this is likely to be of very large consequence…
Something is very wrong when so many people are aborting baby girls. If you think the women’s movement is over, think again. This kind of thing makes me sick. And even more sick to know that women are frequently the decision makers in choosing to abort their female unborn. It’s just wrong on so many levels.