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Old July 20 2013, 11:03 PM   #61
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Re: IQ Scores.

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^ You could well be right about that. I do think it's a bit amusing though. Not everyone can have a score around 150! Even if most people on this board said they had scores around 120, it would still be very unlikely!

A lot of these testing places just want people to come out feeling happy.

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Old July 21 2013, 12:09 AM   #62
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^ I wasn't specifically referring to your tests.
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Old July 21 2013, 12:23 AM   #63
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And the trend of high IQ scores continues in this thread. Everyone is not only above average, but well above average, a mathematical impossibility
Since most people who ever lived are dead, everyone living being among the top 1% is nothing but a given, particularly when most dead folks didn't have much of an education to begin with. And even those who did.. It's a bit scary to think that many of today's teenagers know more than Galileo ever did. How we ever survived?

Oh, the IQ score is averaged for living people? That's a serious flaw. Why can't we all be geniuses? Can't we average it among apes or something? Mammals even, cause some folks won't make it otherwise.
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Old July 21 2013, 12:30 AM   #64
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^ I wasn't specifically referring to your tests.
No you weren't. However of all the people whom gave their IQs in this thread more mentioned that they had been given an official test rather than only taken an online test.
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Old July 21 2013, 01:38 AM   #65
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I don't think there's a real need for IQ testing. If you're looking for higher intelligence, all you have to do is look around and eliminate everyone who crosses the street while texting with earbuds in.
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Old July 21 2013, 03:55 PM   #66
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Re: IQ Scores.

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^ You could well be right about that. I do think it's a bit amusing though. Not everyone can have a score around 150! Even if most people on this board said they had scores around 120, it would still be very unlikely!

A lot of these testing places just want people to come out feeling happy.

Mr Awe

it's the same thing every time there's an I.Q. thread. Everyone's scores are between 120-150

even if you assume that this board is not an average sampling(which is doubtful) that's still absurd.
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Old July 21 2013, 04:40 PM   #67
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The neighbour's cat, however, masters [...]the thinking outside of the box thing.
From which information we deduce that your neighbour's name is not Schroedinger.
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Old July 21 2013, 08:30 PM   #68
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Re: IQ Scores.

Last time I took an IQ test, my score was whatever the highest score in this thread is at any point in time plus one, using the Barker/Carey Price-is-Right methodology. It was an official test too, not one of those fake online tests.
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Old July 22 2013, 07:08 PM   #69
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^ That's ok, because mine was plus two!
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Old July 22 2013, 07:54 PM   #70
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Re: IQ Scores.

Everybody's online tests netting them an IQ of 150+ reminds me of people taking Myers-Briggs type indicator tests. Even though INTJs are supposed to be 5% of the population (and the smartest in terms of raw intelligence), they nevertheless seem to make up at least 50% of all Internet forum posters...
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Old July 22 2013, 08:08 PM   #71
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The online test took one look at me and said "We don't do negative numbers. Fuck off."
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Old July 22 2013, 11:11 PM   #72
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Everybody's online tests netting them an IQ of 150+ reminds me of people taking Myers-Briggs type indicator tests. Even though INTJs are supposed to be 5% of the population (and the smartest in terms of raw intelligence), they nevertheless seem to make up at least 50% of all Internet forum posters...
My Myers-Briggs indicator test told me I was a Virgo, my lucky number was 9 and that the Star Wars character I was most like was Princess Leia.
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Old July 22 2013, 11:44 PM   #73
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Myers-Briggs descriptions sound sorta like astrology style "readings".
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Old July 23 2013, 01:43 PM   #74
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^ You could well be right about that. I do think it's a bit amusing though. Not everyone can have a score around 150! Even if most people on this board said they had scores around 120, it would still be very unlikely!

A lot of these testing places just want people to come out feeling happy.

Mr Awe

it's the same thing every time there's an I.Q. thread. Everyone's scores are between 120-150

even if you assume that this board is not an average sampling(which is doubtful) that's still absurd.
You know what's caused this don't you. The internet. It's the effect of years of staring at photos of cats. I've had 16 years of staring at cats on the internet now and I have probably stared at 25,000 cats. Conservatively. Prior to the internet if I wanted to look at cats I had to get a book out of the library or look under parked cars. It's rewiring all our brains, making us do better and better on internet IQ tests. It's improving us.
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Old July 23 2013, 01:49 PM   #75
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Re: IQ Scores.

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Myers-Briggs descriptions sound sorta like astrology style "readings".
Although entertaining, I have come to learn that the Myers-Briggs stuff is a moneymaking scam without any real empirical basis.
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