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    Oldest = Smartest (?)

    Try as I might, my two younger brothers aren't convinced.

    Oldest? You might be smartest too - More Health News - MSNBC.com


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    Re: Oldest = Smartest (?)

    It's definitely true in my household!!



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    Re: Oldest = Smartest (?)

    In the study, the difference between the groups (1st, 2nd, 3rd, etc) is less than 1% of total 1st born's IQ score. I suppose the data backs the theory but the differential is nothing to brag about. If first borns were scoring 120-130 and second borns were at 101, then I would be impressed.


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    Re: Oldest = Smartest (?)

    I don't think it matters, but I will say I enjoy reading opinions on here from folks in that 35-45 age range. You guys aren't any smarter, but you can't put a price on experience.



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    Re: Oldest = Smartest (?)

    Quote Originally Posted by Drive4cy View Post
    I don't think it matters, but I will say I enjoy reading opinions on here from folks in that 35-45 age range. You guys aren't any smarter, but you can't put a price on experience.
    It's called perspective, and having a foundation of knowledge because you have seen more. It doesn't make you a better fan or "more" right than someone else, but it does give you a better platform from which to base arguments, because both sides of an issue, are fairly apparent.

    I know when I was the age of many on here, I didn't want to hear anything other than what I believed either. The world was black and white, right and wrong. The thing is, that as you get a little older, and have real life experiences, the gray that exists creeps in.


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    I know when I was the age of many on here, I didn't want to hear anything other than what I believed either. The world was black and white, right and wrong. The thing is, that as you get a little older, and have real life experiences, the gray that exists creeps in.
    Are you talking debates/arguments, or hair?


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    Yeah, it is creeping up on me...


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    Re: Oldest = Smartest (?)

    Quote Originally Posted by CyinCo View Post
    In the study, the difference between the groups (1st, 2nd, 3rd, etc) is less than 1% of total 1st born's IQ score. I suppose the data backs the theory but the differential is nothing to brag about. If first borns were scoring 120-130 and second borns were at 101, then I would be impressed.
    you just cannot wrap your mind around it because you're not a first born. don't worry, we'll type slower for you ...



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    Quote Originally Posted by clones_jer View Post
    you just cannot wrap your mind around it because you're not a first born. don't worry, we'll type slower for you ...
    You are right. I'm a second :(


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    Re: Oldest = Smartest (?)

    Quote Originally Posted by Drive4cy View Post
    I don't think it matters, but I will say I enjoy reading opinions on here from folks in that 35-45 age range. You guys aren't any smarter, but you can't put a price on experience.
    It's also nice to be appreciated!

    :)

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    Re: Oldest = Smartest (?)

    Quote Originally Posted by psycln11 View Post
    It's definitely true in my household!!
    Ditto...

    (Plus, my hair isn't slowly turning gray, it's "silver" )



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