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(Independent)   "If your IQ is somewhere around 60 then you are probably a carrot"   (independent.co.uk) divider line 150
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2012-12-22 12:26:14 PM  
Did he just call Fark Independents carrots?

img689.imageshack.us

/DNRTFA
 
2012-12-22 12:27:51 PM  

nardman: I don't have a problem with this statement at all.


I have no problem with the sentiment, but I do have a problem with the tactfulness. Someone bright enough to represent Mensa in public should have a working knowledge of social mores. Friggin' carrot.
 
2012-12-22 12:28:34 PM  

The_Original_Roxtar: bell curves, how do they work?
[expressiveepicurean.files.wordpress.com image 591x303]
so, at 60, you're almost 3 standard deviations below the mean, in the bottom 1% of people.


You know, it's amazing how many of the .1% (IQs over 145) are here on Fark. By the sounds of the threads, every single one of those people has a Fark account, and an IQ of 145 is on the low end.
 
2012-12-22 12:30:42 PM  
A number of viewers contacted the programme to voice concerns over the remarks, which they said insulted people with learning difficulties

Is it insulting to people with learning disabilities to explain in your sub-head that "If your IQ is somewhere around 60 then you are probably a carrot", which is in your headline, is an insult?
 
2012-12-22 12:31:49 PM  
farm2.staticflickr.com
 
2012-12-22 12:31:59 PM  

redking194: Oh FFS. Anyone with an IQ below 70 is considered to have at least mild mental retardation. When did acknowledging reality become a bad thing?


When people who aren't very bright started having feelings, I guess. It's really all their fault when you think about it.
 
2012-12-22 12:32:25 PM  

odinkirk: Came for the William Atherton picture.

Left disappointed.


www.freeinfosociety.com

"This is coherent light."

"So it talks?"
 
2012-12-22 12:33:33 PM  
This guy is just a dick. Hi dude, I don't give two shiats about how smart you are if you have no desire to contribute to society in a meaningful way. There are plenty of people with IQs of 60 and under who manage to live meaningful lives, help others, and there are countless people who love and care for them (and vice versa). If you can't see something that simple, then I don't think you are putting your big brain to any use.

I'm not smart enough to join Mensa (pretty sure) but I don't have a problem with people who want to hang out with people who have similar interests. I do have a problem with people who want to use their position of power to degrade other people. You suck.
 
2012-12-22 12:33:49 PM  

cryinoutloud: The_Original_Roxtar: bell curves, how do they work?
[expressiveepicurean.files.wordpress.com image 591x303]
so, at 60, you're almost 3 standard deviations below the mean, in the bottom 1% of people.

You know, it's amazing how many of the .1% (IQs over 145) are here on Fark. By the sounds of the threads, every single one of those people has a Fark account, and an IQ of 145 is on the low end.


A lot of the bottom 1% shows up in the Politics Tab, do it evens out in the end.
 
2012-12-22 12:33:56 PM  

smimmy: redking194: Oh FFS. Anyone with an IQ below 70 is considered to have at least mild mental retardation. When did acknowledging reality become a bad thing?

When people who aren't very bright started having feelings, I guess. It's really all their fault when you think about it.


This, basically. There's nothing those folks did to deserve it, there's nothing they can do about it, and to insult them for it is denigrating. You can acknowledge that a low IQ means a significant disadvantage for those folks, but you don't have to be a friggin' carrot about it.
 
2012-12-22 12:35:34 PM  

Clemkadidlefark: [blogs.reuters.com image 490x323]


man homegrown carrots are weird looking but so good. One of those foods where you eat the homegrown version and think 'wow, the store bought version is gonna taste like cardboard after this.'
 
2012-12-22 12:35:36 PM  
So calling people with an IQ below 60 a carrot was insulting to people with learning disablities? Then Einstein, who was dyslexic, must really piss the carrots off.

/Dyslexic
//Not a genius
 
2012-12-22 12:41:01 PM  
I thought Peter Boyle was dead?
 
2012-12-22 12:43:17 PM  

Fark Rye For Many Whores: [2.media.collegehumor.cvcdn.com image 473x691]


Astounding, collegehumor.com is sticking their watermark on someone else's work?

/"Imitation is not the best form of flattery, imitation is the best form of a LAWSUIT!" - Rev. Ivan Stang
 
2012-12-22 12:44:59 PM  
Well, I'm not offended for myself. But I AM offended for other people who aren't bright enough to be offended themselves.

Next up, I will be offended for people who are thousands of miles away and that I have never met.
 
2012-12-22 12:46:43 PM  

cryinoutloud: The_Original_Roxtar: bell curves, how do they work?
[expressiveepicurean.files.wordpress.com image 591x303]
so, at 60, you're almost 3 standard deviations below the mean, in the bottom 1% of people.

You know, it's amazing how many of the .1% (IQs over 145) are here on Fark. By the sounds of the threads, every single one of those people has a Fark account, and an IQ of 145 is on the low end.


Self-selecting bias. Fark is not a random sample. We are people interested in the world around us and exchanging ideas (or trolling one another). These are not typical traits in the population at large. Most people I have known are ignorant and revel in it. I've literally known hundreds of people who are like that. The few people I have known who are smart belong to communities like Fark.

And yes, even those idiots here who hold stupid opinions I happen to disagree with are smarter than the average carrot. You will find no carrots among us. We are topheavy with smart people.

And if I'm any indication, bottomheavy with smart people too :(
 
2012-12-22 12:49:55 PM  

Mister Peejay: Astounding, collegehumor.com is sticking their watermark on someone else's work?


Yeah I took one look at that and said to myself "that looks a lot like a PBF comic". Is collegehumor.com a subsidiary of 9gag?
 
2012-12-22 12:53:26 PM  
I'm not sure if you can measure intelligence. I pretty sure no written test will do a very good job. It IS, however, an excellent way to single out insufferable douche bags.
 
2012-12-22 12:53:32 PM  
Also a member of the NRA or the Tea Party or both
 
2012-12-22 12:57:30 PM  
OK, so what groups are we still allowed to make fun of? I thought stupid people were still fair game.
 
2012-12-22 12:58:58 PM  

redking194: Oh FFS. Anyone with an IQ below 70 is considered to have at least mild mental retardation. When did acknowledging reality become a bad thing?


IQ tests are not really a measure of anything important. Of course some one who had mental disabilities will do badly on any written test. But the reverse is not true.

Written test are used because they are cheap, easy and relatively few people do well on them. The fact that they suck at determining anything meaningful is over shadowed by these facts.
 
2012-12-22 01:00:44 PM  

cryinoutloud:

You know, it's amazing how many of the .1% (IQs over 145) are here on Fark. By the sounds of the threads, every single one of those people has a Fark account, and an IQ of 145 is on the low end.


And they're always eager to point it out in a self-deprecating manner.
 
2012-12-22 01:02:40 PM  

Real Women Drink Akvavit: I took the Mensa test years ago, just to see if I could pass. I did pass, but never joined. Why would I? I just wanted to see if I wasn't as stupid as I thought. Yet, in some ways, I am incredibly stupid. It's why I do not drive and have to be careful I don't wander or skate into the  street if I see something I find absolutely fascinating laying on  the ground. I'm surprised I've made it into my 40's, truth be told.

A high IQ does not equal "really smart" by any means. I'm living (so far) proof of that.


I've known people with a 20 INT and a WIS of 6.
 
2012-12-22 01:04:40 PM  

BolloxReader: cryinoutloud: The_Original_Roxtar: bell curves, how do they work?
[expressiveepicurean.files.wordpress.com image 591x303]
so, at 60, you're almost 3 standard deviations below the mean, in the bottom 1% of people.

You know, it's amazing how many of the .1% (IQs over 145) are here on Fark. By the sounds of the threads, every single one of those people has a Fark account, and an IQ of 145 is on the low end.

Self-selecting bias. Fark is not a random sample. We are people interested in the world around us and exchanging ideas (or trolling one another). These are not typical traits in the population at large. Most people I have known are ignorant and revel in it. I've literally known hundreds of people who are like that. The few people I have known who are smart belong to communities like Fark.

And yes, even those idiots here who hold stupid opinions I happen to disagree with are smarter than the average carrot. You will find no carrots among us. We are topheavy with smart people.

And if I'm any indication, bottomheavy with smart people too :(


If you want to see ignorance accessing the internet en masse, go read the comments under a Yahoo News article.
 
2012-12-22 01:12:29 PM  

Victoly: oryx: "If your IQ is somewhere around 60 then you are probably a carrot politician."

[3.bp.blogspot.com image 297x223]

"I don't see anything in your report that raises safety and soundness problems." [in regards to Freddie and Fannie Mac]

www.biography.com

"Part one, don't get sick. Part two, if you do get sick... Part three, die quickly." [claims to be Republican health plan]
upload.wikimedia.org

"We have to pass the bill so you can find out what is in it" [regarding passing the Obama Healthcare Bill]
siglo21.com

Those are the first three to come to mind, but as "republicans' were attacked first I found other 'politicians' who are just as stupid, if not worse.
 
2012-12-22 01:16:16 PM  
Mensa [men-suh] noun:

1. An organization who's participants are retarded enough to pay dues to someone that tells them they are a genius for doing it.
 
2012-12-22 01:19:25 PM  
"Is there a Mr Gump, Mrs Gump?"

"He's on vacation."

cdn1.hark.com
 
2012-12-22 01:19:57 PM  

BadAttitude4U: Mensa [men-suh] noun:

1. An organization who's participants are retarded enough to pay dues to someone that tells them they are a genius for doing it.


Mensa [men-suh] noun:

1. An organization whose participants are retarded enough to pay dues to someone that tells them they are a genius for doing it.

FTFM...I was almost clever for a minute..
 
2012-12-22 01:22:43 PM  

Super Chronic: But you may well be a regular contributor on the Fark politics tab.


Thread's over. Turn out the lights.
 
2012-12-22 01:24:50 PM  
How many carrots can you outsmart?
 
2012-12-22 01:25:20 PM  

Mister Peejay: collegehumor.com


Yeah I noticed that. If they won't go after Ebaum...
 
2012-12-22 01:27:41 PM  
"If your IQ is somewhere around 60 then you are probably a carrot"

I would have to imagine that stumps and/or rocks must be happy that the focus of intelligence comparison is finally off of them for a change.
 
2012-12-22 01:30:07 PM  

Real Women Drink Akvavit: I took the Mensa test years ago, just to see if I could pass. I did pass, but never joined. Why would I? I just wanted to see if I wasn't as stupid as I thought. Yet, in some ways, I am incredibly stupid. It's why I do not drive and have to be careful I don't wander or skate into the  street if I see something I find absolutely fascinating laying on  the ground. I'm surprised I've made it into my 40's, truth be told.

A high IQ does not equal "really smart" by any means. I'm living (so far) proof of that.


Same here. Breezed through MIT with a 4.8/5.0, can do math tricks and ace any test. Not so smart though in many areas. Like grammar. And writing complete sentences.
 
2012-12-22 01:38:43 PM  

Tourney3p0: cryinoutloud:

You know, it's amazing how many of the .1% (IQs over 145) are here on Fark. By the sounds of the threads, every single one of those people has a Fark account, and an IQ of 145 is on the low end.

And they're always eager to point it out in a self-deprecating manner.


Do they really think they're getting away with complimenting themselves when they do that? "I have a 165 IQ but I'm like soooooo dumb, lol! My 165 IQ doesn't mean anything, did I mention that I have a 165 IQ, and how meaningless it is?"
 
2012-12-22 01:38:44 PM  

Buttbone McGillicutty: And I begged, "Angel of the Lord, what are these tortured screams?" And the angel said unto me, "These are the cries of the carrots, the cries of the carrots!"


Came here for this.
 
2012-12-22 01:41:12 PM  

LouDobbsAwaaaay: Tourney3p0: cryinoutloud:

You know, it's amazing how many of the .1% (IQs over 145) are here on Fark. By the sounds of the threads, every single one of those people has a Fark account, and an IQ of 145 is on the low end.

And they're always eager to point it out in a self-deprecating manner.

Do they really think they're getting away with complimenting themselves when they do that? "I have a 165 IQ but I'm like soooooo dumb, lol! My 165 IQ doesn't mean anything, did I mention that I have a 165 IQ, and how meaningless it is?"


Math is hard.
 
2012-12-22 01:43:31 PM  
menses plural of men·ses (Noun)
Noun
Blood and other matter discharged from the uterus at menstruation.
The time of menstruation.
Synonyms
menstruation - period - periods - monthlies


/carrot
//who got into Mensa
///who got into Mensa?
////who got into menses
//ew.
 
2012-12-22 01:47:21 PM  

hitlersbrain: redking194: Oh FFS. Anyone with an IQ below 70 is considered to have at least mild mental retardation. When did acknowledging reality become a bad thing?

IQ tests are not really a measure of anything important. Of course some one who had mental disabilities will do badly on any written test. But the reverse is not true.

Written test are used because they are cheap, easy and relatively few people do well on them. The fact that they suck at determining anything meaningful is over shadowed by these facts.


Yet IQ tests have a pretty good predictive value when assessing various areas of professional life.

And sure, it is not the be all end all of intelligence but people who score low are very likely to be less intelligent than people who score high.
 
2012-12-22 01:49:56 PM  
Mensa, a bunch of smart people too stupid to actually do anything constructive with a bunch of smart people.
 
2012-12-22 01:50:26 PM  
Came here for Carrot Top, left both disappointed and relieved at the same time.
 
2012-12-22 01:51:52 PM  
Aww crap!
How many memory synapses wasted on that?
At my age, probably crowded out one of my fave childhood memories.

/if only there were a safe, effective recreational medicine that could save me from converting short to long term memory
 
2012-12-22 01:53:48 PM  
IQ of 60? I'd believe it.


www.showtickets.com
 
2012-12-22 01:55:53 PM  
...29 seconds...

*shakes tiny fist*
 
2012-12-22 02:00:50 PM  
I used to be impressed with IQ tests, until one of my kids tested at 140 and, then 2 years later, tested again at 70. He's developmentally about 6-8 years old, and all the professionals say he's pretty much topped out. But give him tools, and he can fix all kinds of stuff, even if he can't tell you the name of the appliance, or its use. It's fascinating and heartbreaking to watch.
 
2012-12-22 02:01:37 PM  
i.chzbgr.com
 
2012-12-22 02:04:46 PM  

d23: Day_Old_Dutchie: "If your IQ is somewhere around 60 then you are probably a carrot"

or, you are probably a school official.

Or you're in the CEO class.


Or you're proudly serving in the Ankh-Mopork City Watch.
 
2012-12-22 02:08:54 PM  

cryinoutloud: The_Original_Roxtar: bell curves, how do they work?
[expressiveepicurean.files.wordpress.com image 591x303]
so, at 60, you're almost 3 standard deviations below the mean, in the bottom 1% of people.

You know, it's amazing how many of the .1% (IQs over 145) are here on Fark. By the sounds of the threads, every single one of those people has a Fark account, and an IQ of 145 is on the low end.


Anyone here ever take the WAIS-IV? I did scored really well on half of the tests ( Verbal Comprehension,Perceptual Reasoning), ok on Working Memory, and piss-poor on Processing Speed.

My composite score, IIRC, fell in the "average" range...
 
2012-12-22 02:18:41 PM  

Real Women Drink Akvavit: I took the Mensa test years ago, just to see if I could pass. I did pass, but never joined. Why would I? I just wanted to see if I wasn't as stupid as I thought. Yet, in some ways, I am incredibly stupid. It's why I do not drive and have to be careful I don't wander or skate into the  street if I see something I find absolutely fascinating laying on  the ground. I'm surprised I've made it into my 40's, truth be told.

A high IQ does not equal "really smart" by any means. I'm living (so far) proof of that.


Yup. Agreed. I scored really well on some tests back in school and i'm sure i woulda qualified for Mensa, but I do these things that belie that IQ is not an indicator of smarts:

a) If I'm not actively engaged in remembering where I parked, it'll be a complete blank for me coming out of a mall. If I say to myself "3rd row from the door, west side, 18th spot" and just look for a second, no problem, done. But I get so absorbed in my own thoughts (or go completely blank, which is something i do SO often, like a walking meditation!).

b) I'm an accountant, I know numbers and I can work out strategies for financing, etc, but in my own personal life, I waste money and have a big debt, because despite my 'smarts', I'm an instant-gratification personality-type.

IQ is not the be-all of intelligence indicators. It's more of a test of pattern recognition skills.
 
2012-12-22 02:34:58 PM  

Fark Rye For Many Whores: [d24w6bsrhbeh9d.cloudfront.net image 593x585]


Why would anyone publicly acknowledge reading 9gag?
 
2012-12-22 02:38:21 PM  
There's always job opportunities for the room temperature IQ's in law enforcement, Unions, or as progressives.
 
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