Lionel Mandrake: Well, then. I look forward to reading her groundbreaking work in the coming years. Or not.
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.
FishyFred: IQ scores are skewed in the early years because, if I'm not mistaken, age is factored in.
knoxvelour: but is she hot?
dannysauer: Mock26: aearra: 162 is brainier than Einstein and Hawkings? Interesting. My son is higher IQ than that and my daughter is higher than my son (by 20 points). Strange they aren't interested in mensa.Probably because you have not yet told them that you made up their IQ scores.They probably heard about the membership fee, and were smart enough to say "screw that; I can make my own friends without paying some elitists $63/year to let me into their club."At least, that's why I didn't join Mensa. That, and bragging about IQ is pointless. Smart actions matter, while smart potential is just unused potential. I don't want to pay to be a member of a group of people who don't realize that.
Hawnkee: Typical farking freeloader dregs of society. Always some monkey trying to leech off of her abilities. I hope she can get away from there as soon as possible.
Aquapope: a penchant for young Asian girls dressed up like cats and a deep-seated fear of mimes.
cryinoutloud: Why is it that every IQ thread around here seems to touch a great many nerves? My mother was right--she never told me my IQ score. Said it wouldn't be good for my head. All these years later, I'm glad I don't know. No, I've never been tested since I was an adult./Not going to tell my son what his is either.
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.
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.
doglover: mr lawson: The best thing a parent can teach their kid is the scientific method.It's really not.Science is cool and all, but it's tediously boring and not at all the fastest or the best way to approach many things.A far better piece of advice would be "Do what you love." Far better to be happy than anything else.
mr lawson: The best thing a parent can teach their kid is the scientific method.
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.Originally, IQ was supposed to be the ratio of a person's "mental age" to their "chronological age," so if Johnny was only 10 years old but could think and reason about as well as the average 14-year-old, he had an IQ score of 140 (14/10*100). But people quickly realized that that definition got very silly once a person reached adulthood. Would a twenty-year old who had the "mental age" of a 40-year-old have an IQ score of 200? And what does 'the "mental age" of a 40-year-old' even mean? We don't percieve the average 40-year-old to be "twice as smart as" the average 20-year-old the same way we perceive the average 14-year-old to be "twice as smart as" the average 7-year-old. Intelligence just doesn't progress that linearly.So they gave up on "mental age" and redefined the IQ score as a measure of deviation from the mean intelligence, given the principle that intelligence is normally distributed (like a bell curve).[upload.wikimedia.org image 325x163]So a person with an IQ score of 115 is one standard deviation above the average for their age group, a person with a score of 130 is two standard deviations above. It is supposed to be adjusted for age group so that someone who has an IQ of 120 when they're 13 will still have an IQ of 120 when they're 33 (baring unforseen events such as brain damage, disease, injury, etc).In theory, then, IQ scores are not skewed in the early years precisely because age is factored in. The system is designed such that, if everything works correctly and it's accurate and it's precise, your IQ is the same forever. But that only works because you're not so much measuring what the kids' IQ really is NOW so much as PREDICTING what it will be in adulthood, which adds another measure of uncertainty to the process.(It's a little bit like issuing a speeding ticket based on a radar measurement of what your speed was 3 miles back and assuming that you didn't hit the brakes or stomp on the accelerator since then.)I'm not sure that "skewed" is the right word for it, though, because that suggests a bias in one particular direction and I think it's more like imprecision.
Rockstone: Actually, I just looked at that, it's summation, not integration...
Rockstone: Her math is just integration. Anyone can do integration. I could teach a 6th grader integration. You really don't even need algebra.
mr lawson: 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 it
clyph: 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.THIS. Got in at 16. Stopped paying dues at 18. Never gone back in 25+ years.
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.
beantowndog: Online iq tests don't count
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