Only the smart die young

Paul Raven @ 19-12-2008

You’d probably think that intelligence would be an asset in the modern battlefield, and hence the smart soldiers would be the ones to survive, right?

Well, as logical as that sounds it may not be the case: a study of records from Scottish army units from WW2 and from the education system about a decade before suggests that the average IQ of those who survived the war was lower than those who lost their lives.

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2 Responses to “Only the smart die young”

  1. khannea says:

    I suggest include draft dodgers in the test as well.

  2. Dave says:

    Smart people live longer in most contexts. This is pretty weird!