Tuesday, May 03, 2005

i.q. and relationships

construction math

while trying to power through my rss-backlog, i tripped over this month-old marginal revolution post pointing to an absolutely crazy study on childhood i.q. and eventual marital status:

In one study, four British universities measured the IQ of 900 11-year-olds and revisited them 40 years later to see how their lives had moved on.

They found that the brighter girls were less likely to find a man who wants to marry them, with their chances diminishing dramatically in direct proportion to their level of intelligence.

For each 16-point rise in their IQ, their marriage prospects fell by 40 per cent.

In contrast, boys' chances increased by 35 per cent with each 16-point rise.

after much internal debate, i decided to leave the expected misogynistic humor as an exercise for the reader. please commence with the tom-foolery via comments.

if you want a copy of the article but don't have access, drop me an email and i'll send you one -- the discussion section is pretty interesting.

in any case, if you are a girl w/ an i.q. atleast 2 sigmas above the norm -- and you got a bangin body -- holla at a nigga.

jesus '332%-more-likely-to-get-married-than-your-dumb ass' christos.

(pic is of some construction numbers in big bro's stairwell. pic taken by little bro.)

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At 12:38 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

maybe it's true for white people. trick ass bitch.

At 2:53 PM, Blogger Jesus Henry Christos said...

interesting idea...there probably are subgroups where this trend doesn't apply, & it would be interesting to identify them.

i don't, however, believe than any of these subgroups would be racially/ethnically delineated...probably more culturally defined: geeks/nerds/&c.


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