and yes, I'm aware of Russia's accomplishments in sending robots and dogs into space.
"I read recently that 42% of Americans can't point to their own country on a map"
We all applaud your ability to read, though, the quality of what you are reading does count for something. Where did you come up with that? HenryFordWasANazi.blogspot.com? If you actually believe that absurd statistic then, well... at this point I think the evidence speaks for itself.
Of course, he is also absolutely, totally, laughably wrong about the whole Creationism thing... and I hope that, if he's as smart as he thinks he is, he'll figure that out eventually, too... but my comment about being too young to know any better was not about this. It was about acting extremely sophomoric, claiming and bragging about wisdom without actually displaying any, telling people that you know stuff instead of demonstrating that you do, and, worst of all, announcing your IQ score as a means of shoring up your argument. Nobody, ever, would respond positively to that. He could learn the hard way by growing up and facing ridicule, scorn, and social ostracization. Or... he could take to heart the kind advice of someone older
Since your goal is to show that Americans are dumb, find something related to smarts where the US isn't at the very top of the list, preferably where Australia ranks better, even by a miniscule amount.
Then, create a quiz for the top 20 results, but cut it off to only include countries above the USA. If the US ranks 17th on the list for example, cut it off at top 15. (16 would be a little obvious, not that this has stopped you before)
After that, leave snooty comments implying that being ranked 13th or 14th makes you "elite" but 16th or 17th means you are mediocre, without really stating overtly what you mean.
Finally, if another quiz turns up that refutes this theory 7 different ways, complain loudly that it is silly and that your quiz supersedes all. Good luck, I'm sure it will be a great quiz. ;-) Cheers, mate.
Try this: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/steven-shehori/poll-37-of-americans-unab_b_150933.html
And this: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/05/americans-believe-in-creationism_n_1571127.html
And just for an extra bit fun: http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/ufos-exist-americans-national-geographic-survey/story?id=16661311#.UbLaspyjKSo
Gee, what incredibly high academic standards they have in America. ;) In what formate can I expect your grovelled apology Kal? lol... based on above you're probably too busy getting lost on the way home and ending up getting rectal exams from aliens. No wonder you keep missing all those fossils. lol
It's very telling that you get *so* angry just by the implication that Americans are not stupid. It really shows just how much of a bigot you are, as was clear to me from the beginning though you tried to deny it. I didn't make a quiz or any comments denigrating your country or any specific people, just wanted to show that Americans are not any more stupid than anyone else, but this is too much for you to take. You can't let it stand. It is too damaging to the fallacious and prejudiced worldview you have constructed. So you resort to insults. Very telling.
Russia: 54% in 2008.
'According to a 2008 World Bank statistic 54% of the Russian labor force has attained a tertiary (college) education, giving Russia the highest attainment of college-level education in the world.' https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Education_in_Russia
It may be that they measured differently. I found different lists for this statistic and they didn't all match up.
-my IQ is 180
As for IQ... if properly calibrated the mean on an IQ test should always be 100. If using the same test in multiple different areas, you'll get results that would generally be dismissed as unreliable. To date, there has never been any comprehensive attempt to try and gage different IQ scores across many different countries. The closest anyone has come to that is Richard Lynn's book IQ and the Wealth of Nations, which, although often cited online by people who have never read it, is not accepted as a scholarly work and has been heavily criticized for various reasons. And there is no other source for this information.
Literacy levels might be okay to include but amongst developed nations they are all so close to 99.8% or so, essentially tied, that it would be irrelevant including this.
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