What is your IQ?

Discussion in 'Human Science' started by EndLightEnd, Jul 26, 2008.

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What is your IQ? (if you know it)

  1. Below 100

    1 vote(s)
    3.0%
  2. 100-109

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. 110-119

    4 vote(s)
    12.1%
  4. 120-129

    3 vote(s)
    9.1%
  5. 130-139

    12 vote(s)
    36.4%
  6. 140+

    10 vote(s)
    30.3%
  7. I dont know

    3 vote(s)
    9.1%
  1. cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always. Valued Senior Member

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    While some people claim to have "above" average intelligence few of them actually use it to their fullest advantage. Can they create or invent new things that are helpful or do they just try to take advantage of others less "intelligent" than they are?
     
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  3. Oli Heute der Enteteich... Registered Senior Member

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    You're making assumptions, how do you know that?
     
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  5. Enmos Staff Member

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    I agree though. Humans in general don't exploit their potentials to the fullest. I doubt very intelligent people are much different.
     
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  7. Oli Heute der Enteteich... Registered Senior Member

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    Agreed on the "fullest".
    I misquoted, what I meant to query is the underlying assumption that the "geniuses" aren't doing anything to help others/ the human race. (Would have been better off quoting the second sentence... shoot me).
     
  8. cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always. Valued Senior Member

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    I meant that people such as Newton or Einstein could have used their abilities to come up with things much more beneficial than what they did. Not to be putting anyone down but just thinking that they only seemed to use their "abilities" in a very narrow scope. What they did was truly great but think if they could have thought outside their boxes.
     
  9. Sciencelovah Registered Senior Member

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    Shall I believe you? You can't even expand (a+b)(c+d) :shrug:
     
  10. Enmos Staff Member

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    Yea, I agree with you then.
     
  11. Oli Heute der Enteteich... Registered Senior Member

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    Newton more or less created "science" as a discipline, Einstein gave us photo-electricity, nuclear power (and the bomb) etc etc.
    Define "beneficial".

    Thought outside their boxes?
    They did their thinking outside of the boxes of the rest of the world...

    It comes down to to:
    what do you define as beneficial?
    they are each one single person, working against the "drag" of mediocrity and
    offsetting stupidity (i.e. for every genius there's probably a total idiot ...) of humanity.
    discoveries are found, you can't sit down and say "today I will have have a flash of inspiration that will save millions".
    even if the "flash" comes it has to be implemented - ever tried getting a really good idea past a dumb boss and the accounts committee?
    each genius has a "preferred area" to work in - physicists don't do archaeology for example (Feynman did do do some pretty good biology though).
    every one has a different idea of what helps...
     
  12. Enmos Staff Member

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    Really.. I hate when people expect grand things from you only because you scored high on an IQ-test.
     
  13. Reiku Banned Banned

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    Believe if you want Inzomnia. And i can expand that. It's alphanumerics amazing ability to set things into extreme measures that expands even better.
     
  14. Oli Heute der Enteteich... Registered Senior Member

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    ...
     
  15. Enmos Staff Member

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    It seems fucking up is not allowed..
    "I expect more of you"
    Fuck that.
     
  16. Reiku Banned Banned

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    Why are you having a go at me?

    We've never had problems before. And you really shouldn't take what some people say at face value.

    :bugeye:
     
  17. Sciencelovah Registered Senior Member

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    Because you said:

    In another occasion, you said: 1+1 = 0.
    Also, in another occasion, you said: 1 = (0.5i)(0.5i) = -1

    Etc. I find it hard to believe that your IQ is 119.

    I do not expect everyone to be modest, but lying at face value...
     
  18. Reiku Banned Banned

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    Well, first i never said 1+1=0, is said along the lines of 0=1, and i never said 0.5i, is noted 0.50i, and i was only an abstraction to resemble the ethereal nature of superpositioning. It seems clear whatever you do read, you don't even attain the truth of what you arguing.

    And, as i said, believe what you want.
     
  19. AlphaNumeric Fully ionized Moderator

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    That's still wrong though.
    They are the same.
    No, it isn't. It's required to provide algebraic completion to the reals.
    And it's clear that whatever maths or physics to try to pretend you know, you're lying.
    That you're a delusional compulsive liar.

    As for the thread topic, I've done online tests which are anywhere from 112 to 175. Am I bothered where I actually lie? Nope. It doesn't really matter what your exact IQ is if you don't make use of it. If someone has an IQ of 200 but doesn't bother to work, learn, think or do anything with it, what use is it?

    Also, IQ tests often test your ability to think like the author, not logically. The 'What's the next number in this sequence' ones are fundamentally flawed. Any answer is correct.
     
  20. Sciencelovah Registered Senior Member

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    Something like this:

     
  21. Sciencelovah Registered Senior Member

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  22. Cellar_Door Whose Worth's unknown Registered Senior Member

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    It really depends where or how you take the test; I could probably score 140 on one of those crummy true/false affairs scattered across the internet. In the UK (I thought I'd add that in because I'm not sure about the system in other countries) at school the whole year takes an IQ test. When I did it I came out with a score of 128, and therefore gained entry to the Gifted and Talented Youth program.

    Now that's all well and good, but I know that my IQ cannot be anywhere near as high as that. Plus, the girl at my school who came out with the highest GCSE results in the year (straight A*s) didn't score highly enough to be accepted onto the scheme at all.

    I think IQ is a valid term and that it can be measured. However, tests need to be universally standardised to be able to compare results properly.
     
  23. Oli Heute der Enteteich... Registered Senior Member

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    No conflict.
    Some people plod through, learn and pass exams, without having a high IQ.
    High IQ doesn't relate to "application" - you can be as smart as hell but not actually apply yourself to learning "stuff" because it just doesn't interest you at the time = poor exam results.
     

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