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Thu Mar 29, 2018 6:08pm

There is some truth to that statement. Most psychologists agree, a lot of criminals do have a lower IQ than the regular person. However, to just say "Criminals are stupid" is a generalization and not always true. Theres always an exception to the rule.

  • Dan Buck Says...Vince Garcia, Thu Mar 29 5:12pm
    “Criminals are stupid.” This was proven in the last couple days here by a thief who went into some sort of Home Improvement store and was trying to steal a $200 spool of copper wire. A salesman... more
    • Merriam WebsterBob Goodwin, Fri Mar 30 6:09am
      Merriam Webster defines "Stupid," among other things as "given to unintelligent decisions or acts : acting in an unintelligent or careless manner," or as "lacking intelligence or reason", ie... more
      • Re: Merriam WebsterChrisV, Fri Mar 30 6:56am
        Merriam Webster's first definition is "slow of mind" BTW You left that out This can be debated all day, but it still doesn't help solve the mystery. The ironic and funny thing is, if Butch and... more
        • Re: Merriam WebsterVince Garcia, Fri Mar 30 5:04pm
          brilliance or stupidity has nothing to do w/being dumped in virtually a common grave that the officials won't let you dig up to DNA
        • Re: Merriam WebsterDaniel Buck, Fri Mar 30 8:51am
          Chris, The numerical order (and suborder) of a word's dictionary definition is historical, not importance. I'm surprised a high school teacher would not know that. It's dictionary 101. Details here,... more
          • Re: Merriam WebsterChrisV, Fri Mar 30 9:14am
            I know of two graves we will not find them in LOL As far as them being buried in San Vicente? Not so sure. Looking at the inquest papers, it is not Butch and SK buried there.
            • Re: Merriam WebsterVince Garcia, Sat Mar 31 6:20am
              Why do you say that? The descriptions of the bodies are decent matches. I don't know of anything in the report that is an "a ha" indication either was someone else Anecdotal claims notwithstanding
              • Really?ChrisV, Sat Mar 31 7:22am
                Vince, I guess the inquest is open to some interpretation, but what makes you think it was them? Their description does not make me think it was them. best, Chris
                • Re: Really?Vince Garcia, Sat Mar 31 12:37pm
                  i don't have anne' book handy but the descriptions as i recall fundamentally sound like them, SD having gained weight. Now anecdotally you have tales of people allegedly seeing photos of the bodies... more
                  • Re: Really?ChrisV, Sat Mar 31 2:26pm
                    Hi Vince, I too am not able to pull my files out. If I recall correctly, one of the bodies was a short ugly guy. The other, was a tall guy. Which one was Butch and which one was SK exactly? Werent... more
                    • Re: Really?Vince Garcia, Sat Mar 31 4:28pm
                      I don't remember one being short or described as "ugly" in the docs. Give Bob some time to see this and he will post the descriptions, I'll bet
      • Re: Merriam WebsterDaniel Buck, Fri Mar 30 6:48am
        Thanks Bob. What I was driving at, with better examples. Many bright people are stupid, and many not so bright people have good judgment. The question is perhaps judgement, which is independent of... more
    • stupid or not smart, take your pickDaniel Buck, Fri Mar 30 3:47am
      Vince, Not sure I said it quite so bluntly, but I could have. I looked back at my emails and OWR posts in which I used the word "stupid" in reference to outlaws (as opposed to in reference to... more
    • Generalization — ChrisV, Thu Mar 29 6:08pm
      • Re: GeneralizationVince Garcia, Thu Mar 29 6:14pm
        I think his overall point was being a criminal at all shows they're stupid. I'm showing it a bit more graphically
        • Re: GeneralizationChrisV, Thu Mar 29 6:39pm
          Ive had this discussion before. Being a criminal doesn't make you stupid, it makes you immoral. Your example is funny BTW
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