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Are lawyers smarter than doctors? Than scientists? Than engineers?

Re: Are lawyers smarter than doctors? Than scientists? Than engineers?
« Reply #20 on: May 02, 2009, 03:01:47 PM »
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Re: Are lawyers smarter than doctors? Than scientists? Than engineers?
« Reply #21 on: May 02, 2009, 03:19:22 PM »
Haha, I was not surprised when I just saw who posted this brilliant, "articulate" thread:

http://www.lawschooldiscussion.org/prelaw/index.php?topic=4019189.msg5314394;topicseen



 

Re: Are lawyers smarter than doctors? Than scientists? Than engineers?
« Reply #22 on: May 02, 2009, 03:29:16 PM »
Let it go and get on with your life.

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Re: Are lawyers smarter than doctors? Than scientists? Than engineers?
« Reply #23 on: May 02, 2009, 04:01:51 PM »
I gotcha..but posting in threads is what we do here.

I had responded to your thread with some relevant info, and you were pretty tough on me. I brought up Spearman, and even used the term 'psychometrics'.

Do you think we can salvage any part of our damaged friendship?

Re: Are lawyers smarter than doctors? Than scientists? Than engineers?
« Reply #24 on: May 02, 2009, 04:16:03 PM »
I bear no grudges.  But I was "tough" on you?  Seriously?

What is going on in that photo, anyway?

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Re: Are lawyers smarter than doctors? Than scientists? Than engineers?
« Reply #25 on: May 02, 2009, 04:58:20 PM »
Nah, not tough.

I think the picture is funny. I have no idea whats going on, but it does look illegal. I'll probably go back to my standard telephone keypad. I shouldnt have this one as an avatar because people may think it's me in the picture.

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Re: Are lawyers smarter than doctors? Than scientists? Than engineers?
« Reply #26 on: May 02, 2009, 07:33:13 PM »
So, nealric, your argument is that the concept of a general "intelligence" is a fraud?

I'd say that's fairly accurate actually.

Re: Are lawyers smarter than doctors? Than scientists? Than engineers?
« Reply #27 on: May 02, 2009, 07:40:12 PM »
This isn't the best comparison due to the amount of schooling and rigor required for each profession, and as others mentioned an apples and oranges comparison.  

There are several points to note:  Lawyers attend school for 3 years in what is essentially training in reasoning and logic.  You would expect them to perform better than other professions due to the focus on these core attributes of intelligence.  If anything, they underperform in this light.

The other problem is comparing lawyers with a profession such as engineering requiring less education.  It's probably safe to say that lawyers on average are smarter than engineers whose highest degree is a BS.  They are probably equal to engineers with a MS.  But are probably less intelligent than engineers with roughly the same # of years of post undergraduate education.

FWIW:  scientists (physicists, phd-level engineers, phd-level mathematicians) > MD > JD > BS-level engineers.



Re: Are lawyers smarter than doctors? Than scientists? Than engineers?
« Reply #28 on: May 02, 2009, 11:20:49 PM »
Ugh - who cares?

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