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Old July 18 2013, 03:18 AM   #16
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Re: IQ Scores.

Obviously the second time around Babu Bhatt was in the room singing and dumped a plate full of food on him.
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Old July 18 2013, 05:18 AM   #17
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Re: IQ Scores.

When I was quite young, an IQ test was administered to me. I found out in high school that I scored 154.

I'm pretty sure there's no way I would score that again.
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Old July 18 2013, 06:27 AM   #18
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Re: IQ Scores.

I remember 15 years ago on the Internet it seemed like every mailing list or discussion group I was on there would be the people trying to work into the conversation that they were in Mensa. Of course for everyone else this was like having a flashing sign on your head which said "wanker".
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Old July 18 2013, 06:57 AM   #19
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I remember 15 years ago on the Internet it seemed like every mailing list or discussion group I was on there would be the people trying to work into the conversation that they were in Mensa. Of course for everyone else this was like having a flashing sign on your head which said "wanker".
I used to be in MENSA in my early teens. All I got for my 25 pounds a year was a magazine every three months. I decided after a couple of years it just wasn't worth it.
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Old July 18 2013, 07:54 AM   #20
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MENSA begged me to join them, begged me! I told them clubs weren't my thing, I'm an introvert, but they assured me their club was full of special smart introverts and there was chess and you could bring it up on the internet and people would respect you. That last bit killed it for me, just couldn't see the fun in it.
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Old July 18 2013, 08:37 AM   #21
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Brain and brain! What is brain!?
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Old July 18 2013, 09:02 AM   #22
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My IQ is 145.
Yuh huh.
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Old July 18 2013, 10:11 AM   #23
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MENSA begged me to join them, begged me! I told them clubs weren't my thing, I'm an introvert, but they assured me their club was full of special smart introverts and there was chess and you could bring it up on the internet and people would respect you. That last bit killed it for me, just couldn't see the fun in it.
Sounds like the Diogenes Club. Which was named after me. Because my IQ is so high.
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Old July 18 2013, 04:05 PM   #24
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Re: IQ Scores.

This thread is really weird because I was thinking about posting something similar yesterday when mowing the lawn at the exact time this was posted. Forget IQ scores, let's talk about esper ratings like in "Where No Man Has Gone Before."

Anyways, my thoughts on it were more along the lines of if there is any value to be gained from an IQ score at all (mostly in laypeople knowing and comparing scores, that is). A friend of mine took a test recently (a real one administered by a professional, not one of those ridiculous internet ones) and kept recommending that I take one. He was doing it for some sort of mental health reasoning and was able to cover the cost of it (which I think was $100) with insurance, but I get the feeling that the real reason was more for purposes of ego stroking or validation.

A lot of IQ tests just strike me that way. Someone takes an online test and says, "Oh, 150, I must be pretty smart." They flaunt this number in people's faces when they've got nothing else to show for it like a reasonable degree, a job actually associated with intelligence, or maybe even accomplishments or rewards that would seem to back that up. And even if they might have some of those things, they might be totally socially inept Sheldon Cooper types. To think that a simple number is some sort of measure of a person's worth is silly. There's so much more to it than that.

I realize that's not the intended purpose of the tests, but that's just how some people treat it, like a dick measuring contest.
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Old July 18 2013, 04:50 PM   #25
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In-person tests, while imperfect, can at least be performed in a consistent way so you'll get reliable data (to the extent of what an IQ test measures.)

Online tests are dubious as hell and not worth anything.
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Old July 18 2013, 05:03 PM   #26
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I took an IQ test once and it scored me at 151. When I took it again, it scored me at 127. I was afraid to take it a third time.
This !

I was a bit disappointed with my 143 but I'm not risking another go...
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Old July 18 2013, 05:26 PM   #27
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Re: IQ Scores.

this type of thread on a message board is like a "how big is your penis?" thread.


most people who post are going to lie.


My IQ, like Q's from Star Trek, is 2,005.
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Old July 18 2013, 07:15 PM   #28
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I've never taken an IQ test.

At least, I don't think I have.
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Old July 18 2013, 07:26 PM   #29
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this type of thread on a message board is like a "how big is your penis?" thread.
My IQ is thick, warm, and throbbing.
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Old July 18 2013, 09:08 PM   #30
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this type of thread on a message board is like a "how big is your penis?" thread.
My IQ is thick, warm, and throbbing.
It's not the size that matters. It's how you use it.
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