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Renaissance Monkey: in-depth expertise in Jack-of-all-trading. I mostly comment on news of interest to me and occasionally engage in debates or troll passive-aggressively. Ask or Submit 2 mah authoritah! ;) !

Average IQ map of Europe, or the education system results in each country. (via jm)
Quality of education greatly influences IQ scores, i.e. a lower average IQ is more indicative of lower access to wide-scale quality educationrather than innate intelligence (as demonstrated, for example, here). Also, testing conditions influence results; wealthier countries are more likely to be able to afford better testing conditions for participants.
based on newer data, Intelligence: A Unifying Construct for the Social Sciences by Lynn and Vanhanen. Lynn and Vanhanen (as well as Rindermann below) used not only IQ measurements available in the respective countries but also, to a great degree, various standardized student assessment studies and known correlations between IQ and results of such studies.

Average IQ map of Europe, or the education system results in each country. (via jm)

  • Quality of education greatly influences IQ scores, i.e. a lower average IQ is more indicative of lower access to wide-scale quality educationrather than innate intelligence (as demonstrated, for example, here). Also, testing conditions influence results; wealthier countries are more likely to be able to afford better testing conditions for participants.
  • based on newer data, Intelligence: A Unifying Construct for the Social Sciences by Lynn and Vanhanen. Lynn and Vanhanen (as well as Rindermann below) used not only IQ measurements available in the respective countries but also, to a great degree, various standardized student assessment studies and known correlations between IQ and results of such studies.
A major child pornography bust that led to the rescue of New Brunswick girl all started with a tip from a Toronto police officer who was perusing a file-sharing website and found a vast collection of child exploitation material from a single IP address. It was just one of several shocking cases uncovered in a national RCMP sweep called Operation Snapshot. (via CBC News)

I could not help myself asking: are all the arrests made just because an officer stumbled upon kiddie porn? What about tips from the public? Do they listen? Is it even possible to send them tips online?

A major child pornography bust that led to the rescue of New Brunswick girl all started with a tip from a Toronto police officer who was perusing a file-sharing website and found a vast collection of child exploitation material from a single IP address. It was just one of several shocking cases uncovered in a national RCMP sweep called Operation Snapshot. (via CBC News)

I could not help myself asking: are all the arrests made just because an officer stumbled upon kiddie porn? What about tips from the public? Do they listen? Is it even possible to send them tips online?

Faith is the death of intelligence - robert anton wilson
LE: (I’d use “critical thinking” rather than “intelligence”; the latter has become a loaded word as of late.)

Faith is the death of intelligence - robert anton wilson

LE: (I’d use “critical thinking” rather than “intelligence”; the latter has become a loaded word as of late.)