Philosopher Y.G.G. Drasil reviewed Richard J. Herrnstein and Charles Murray’s The Bell Curve (Free Press, 1994). Following the book’s premise that the Intelligence Quotient is overwhelmingly hereditary, Drasil states,

People with IQs above 130 process information differently from the rest of society. They care a lot less about status. They are self-taught. They will act upon ideas, regardless of what others think. They have far less patience with propaganda than people with IQs below 130. People with IQs between 110 and 120 are far more conscious of status, manners and place. They tend to be a powerful force for social stability.

Not a farfetched conclusion, though not one often arrived at by the mass-media-derived conventional wisdom.

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