3rotor: well... motivation and dezire is both ingredients of ability, for if you lack any of those, you will seem unable to succeed. not so?so no, ability covers them all...
Lionel Mandrake: Well, then. I look forward to reading her groundbreaking work in the coming years. Or not.
libranoelrose: is brainier even a word?
Jim_Callahan: Lionel Mandrake: Well, then. I look forward to reading her groundbreaking work in the coming years. Or not.That. MENSA membership is more an indication that you're gullible enough for the "special club" scam than anything meaningful. At least IQ itself is trying to be meaningful (and just failing).Admittedly I facepalm a lot less at the 12-year-old joining than usual, tweens are supposed to be obsessed with stupid clique bullshiat.
GhostFish: My parents were throwing a big Christmas party one year, invited lots of people and friends of friends and so on.One guy showed up at the door and asked, "Is this the Mensa meeting?"My parents thought he was joking and played along.Poor guy didn't realize he was at the wrong place until much, much later in the evening.So I'm kind of left with my doubts about Mensa.
bmihura: Annual dues for Mensa? That explains its existence. I'm pretty sure my less intelligent cat could pass their tests.
Rockstone: Rockstone: I can't help but notice that the math she is doing is really not that complicated.I've seen younger people do more interesting math. Her math is just integration. Anyone can do integration. I could teach a 6th grader integration. You really don't even need algebra.Actually, I just looked at that, it's summation, not integration...
Gawdzila: 2) She's 12, and even most of the smart kids aren't doing anything with sigma notation in 6th grade. Infinite series are not trivial.
knoxvelour: but is she hot?
intelligent comment below: LeafyGreens: You've never done physical labor for 8 hours a day, have you? I would much rather sit in my office that think through things than have to say, bail hay all day.The difference between those jobs is a physical job leaves your mind free to think and relax while the desk job is tons of stress that leaves your mind in a vegetable state. I came across a few very smart people who enjoyed physical jobs because they could go home and not be zombies after work.
MajorGroove: I'd be willing to bet a good chunk of change that this is the last the world hears of her.
3rotor: [dl.dropbox.com image 850x637] Nuff Said!
memebot_of_doom: 3rotor: [dl.dropbox.com image 850x637] Nuff Said!I can't find a single image match for that.
FishyFred: IQ scores are skewed in the early years because, if I'm not mistaken, age is factored in.
ciberido: FishyFred: IQ scores are skewed in the early years because, if I'm not mistaken, age is factored in.Well, not in theory, at least. I wouldn't say so much that they're skewed as potentially less accurate.
COMALite J: Mensa ― where you have to be smart enough to score reasonably high on an I.Q. test, yet stupid enough to plunk down annual dues for little more than what basically amounts to bragging rights.
AbiNormal: There is a lot of jealousy in this thread./Everyone on Fark is super-duper genius!
mr lawson: Rockstone: Her math is just integration. Anyone can do integration. I could teach a 6th grader integration. You really don't even need algebra.Err..photo shoot dude. But the cameraman producer/interviewer prob was very confused and impressed.
LeafyGreens: jeremie: jeremie: You mean like in his secret lair?more like he found out that the rat race to make a lot of money is not worth itMaybe, or maybe he found out that putting your mind to work is a lot harder than putting your body to work, at least in the short term. Also you don't have to chase a dollar to put your mind to work. I bet you could think of a few occupations which benefit from high intelligence yet garner low pay.You've never done physical labor for 8 hours a day, have you? I would much rather sit in my office that think through things than have to say, bail hay all day.
SuperDuper28: [4.bp.blogspot.com image 480x420]Lets see it looks like she'll be pretty and intelligent so....
Pumpernickel bread: I can't help but wonder if being a member of the mensa's problem solving club helped her score in the same way sat review courses help with that test. Perhaps she is just really smart and prepared for that specific test, and not a super genius along the lines of Einstein and hawking. And if she is that smart, she is now burdened by enormous expectations. If she "just" becomes a doctor or lawyer, she will be regarded as underachieving
COMALite J: Mensa isn′t even the most exclusive intellectual society. It′s actually one of the least exclusive. You only need to be in the top 2%, which means that out of the ~300 million people in the USA, about six million would qualify. Big whoop.The Four Sigma Society, for instance, requires that you be a minimum of four standard deviations to the right of the mean. And they′re not the most exclusive either.Mensa ― where you have to be smart enough to score reasonably high on an I.Q. test, yet stupid enough to plunk down annual dues for little more than what basically amounts to bragging rights.
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