IQ Scores.

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by TedShatner10, Jul 17, 2013.

  1. StolenThunder

    StolenThunder Poster Premium Member

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    Brain and brain! What is brain!?
     
  2. Pingfah

    Pingfah Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Yuh huh.
     
  3. RJDiogenes

    RJDiogenes Idealistic Cynic and Canon Champion Premium Member

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    Sounds like the Diogenes Club. Which was named after me. Because my IQ is so high.
     
  4. Ryan8bit

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    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." :p

    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.
     
  5. Robert Maxwell

    Robert Maxwell Comfortably Numb Premium Member

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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.
     
  6. Relayer1

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    This !

    I was a bit disappointed with my 143 but I'm not risking another go...
     
  7. sonak

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    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.
     
  8. Zulu Romeo

    Zulu Romeo World Famous Starship Captain Admiral

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    I've never taken an IQ test.

    At least, I don't think I have.
     
  9. iguana_tonante

    iguana_tonante Admiral Admiral

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    My IQ is thick, warm, and throbbing.
     
  10. CorporalClegg

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  11. scotpens

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    Isn't a club for introverts a bit of an oxymoron? It's like the joke about the support group for agoraphobics. They had to disband because no one was showing up for meetings!

    It's like they say: "That and a dollar gets you a ride on the bus."
     
  12. Hound of UIster

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    The Diogenes Club from Sherlock Holmes was basically a social club for antisocial people.
     
  13. marksound

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    So, did they have monthly meetings where they all ignored each other except for the occasional glance and disparaging 'hmph'?

    Sounds like a great Monty Python sketch to me. :lol:
     
  14. Miss Chicken

    Miss Chicken Little three legged cat with attitude Premium Member

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    You get an idea about what the Diogenes Club is like in this clip

    [yt]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JIpC-GsxXgw[/yt]
     
  15. RJDiogenes

    RJDiogenes Idealistic Cynic and Canon Champion Premium Member

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    I love Holmes. "I cannot agree with those who rank modesty among the virtues." :D

    Jeremy Brett was fantastic-- definitely tied with Basil Rathbone as the best Holmes.
     
  16. Miss Chicken

    Miss Chicken Little three legged cat with attitude Premium Member

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    Though I really like Basil Rathbone as Holmes as I find Nigel Bruce insufferable as Watson and therefore I much prefer the Jeremy Brett series to the Rathbone movies.
     
  17. Shazam!

    Shazam! Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I've taken loads of IQ tests but they all want my contact details at the end so I've never known my scores.
     
  18. teacake

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    Dude. Just make shit up.
     
  19. Relayer1

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    Yup, that's part of the test... ;)
     
  20. Pingfah

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    I keep a few different email addresses for using when I don't want to give out my real one. They are real addresses, but I just let the inboxes fill up with all the spam from this sort of thing instead of using my own email.