RVP11 wrote: The fact that you are arguing that 2 points has ZERO statistical significance is what is truly retarded. How can two points have no statistical significance and yet ten points does?
I don't think you understand the concept of statistical significance.
Ask yourself this: all else equal, would rather be competing with a class of 168s or a class of 170s?
Also, find me a study that says that 2-3 points has no statistical significance but more than 3 points DOES. Find that study. Explain how that can be the case. Win this thread.
I'm talking about the aggregate. Not individual decisions. Of course an admissions office would be crazy to pick between Johnny Applicant A over Johnny Applicant B by just saying "well, A got a 170, B got a 168...we're going with A." Of course, there are probably more informative factors available (GPA, resume, UG, whatever).
But across the board, if a law school can either admit A) one hundred 168s or B) one hundred 170s, are you really going to say "hey man, no diff?" Who would you be betting on to be the smarter bunch, on average?