It occurs to me that the people on this BB are some of the smartest on the planet. If you were to treat the whole community of the Straight Dope Message Board readers as a single entity, a “hive-mind” if you like, what would be its IQ?
I’ve hardly ever seen a question posted on here (ok, in GQ) that wasn’t (eventually) answered correctly.
(Was considering posting this in ATMB…but it is rather mundane and pointless )
Hell, I’ve posted a few that were never conclusively answered.
However … if i’m to understand the OP, we’re looking for a summation of the IQ of every person on this website? Seems a bit like adding up everyone’s batting average in a lineup: it doesn’t guarantee that if you had all nine players up to bat at once, you’d get a hit (even if they each had an average of .150, that’s still over 1.000). More than likely someone would deflect the ball and the other eight would miss.
That said, Marilyn vos Savant is no match for the only member who really matters;)