Re: Better people

Timothy Bates (
Tue, 08 Jun 1999 16:58:43 +1000

I take your point, but it doesn't doesn't work in this case as the total number of goods is specified.

Even if the 5% of goods are free, the entire other 95%, can't be above the average price.

Anyhow, the answer is in. Cynthia was comparing her 15 scores to her single well-normed IQ score.

As appears to give scores that are normed to an average of 120, the entire issue is explained away, and we are left with a nice big g-factor of general ability once more.

>> Try parsing this sentence
>> "95% of goods in the shop were above the average price of goods in the
>> shop"
>> make sense?
> Yep. 5% of the goods are really cheap (the stuff that I buy).