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Updated: 2017-12-11T00:34:17.500-08:00

 



A reasonable point, but one way of avoiding the dr...

2009-01-06T14:10:00.000-08:00

A reasonable point, but one way of avoiding the draft was to be a student in further education and having your draft deferred, and those who dropped out went to 'Nam, hence the common association between war protesters (a.k.a Hippies) in the '60's/'70's and college campuses.
This method clearly biases the population sample against those of higher intelligence. Even if you couldn't get into university, you could volunteer for a far more stringent wing of the military (Navy, Air force etc.) or apply for divinity studies, both of which would logically require high levels of intelligence.

Even if you account for this, the smartest people with the greatest ability to show independent thought would be able to dodge the draft better. Not that they automatically would, but they could.



Your assessment of soldier backgrounds isn't unrea...

2009-01-06T13:34:00.000-08:00

Your assessment of soldier backgrounds isn't unreasonable but you are forgetting that 'nam veterans were drafted and should represent a better cross-section than say Iraq vets.