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Quote:I'm not too fond of the IQ tests myself. Intelligence is far too vague to be measured completely accurately. There are definitely ways, sure, but I feel IQ tests aren't very accurate (well, some of them, at least), and just one isn't great either.

there are different aspects of intelligence, iq tests mostly focus on pattern recognition. but some some also include spatial reasoning and memory, and i think combining all these things into one single number doesn't make sense.

and you can't measure something that isn't even clearly defined. iq tests measure iq, not "intelligence"

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I have an IQ of 2000.

Unfortunately aliens stole my certificate when I was tinkering with wormholes. Yah know, smart people stuff!

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Heh, your posts were actually very decent here, Potato.

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(02-13-2014 10:40 AM)Hansgrohe Wrote:  Heh, your posts were actually very decent here, Potato.

As evidenced by my sig.

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RE: IQ tests a big deal?

148 is way up there. I think most of the posts here are being overly dismissive of how much potential comes with an IQ that high. Human intelligence may be impossible to quantify with direct precision but you don't score 148 without some serious gray matter. That kind of potential is rare and precious. Do something with it.

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some interesting charts

[Image: 2Methods-Zagorsky00-RelationshipbetweenIQandIncome.png]

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http://thesocietypages.org/socimages/200...nd-wealth/

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Like a few others here I don't think it's possible something as simple as a test can measure something as complex as intelligence.

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(02-11-2014 01:10 PM)Potato Wrote:  
Quote:It's surprising your teacher even brought up your IQ. Seems people think intelligence and grades are interchangeable, when in reality they're not.

"The correlation between IQ scores and grades is about .50. This means that the explained variance is 25%. Achieving good grades depends on many factors other than IQ, such as "persistence, interest in school, and willingness to study" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intelligenc...l_outcomes
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pearson_pro...oefficient

Actually looking back at it, IQ and Grades are even less correlated than I knew back then. Grades are based on a number of factors such as tests, homework assignments, attendance, etc, which I seriously doubt are the hallmarks of measuring one's intelligence.

Actually I've found out that you can inherently inflate and bullshit your grades. The issue isn't so much being smart or understanding the subject (the internet is a thing and even without it, it's actually really easy to bullshit the subject anyway if you know what you're doing), it's how much work you do but also how you're perceived.

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RE: IQ tests a big deal?

(02-13-2014 05:02 PM)TheCancer Wrote:  148 is way up there. I think most of the posts here are being overly dismissive of how much potential comes with an IQ that high. Human intelligence may be impossible to quantify with direct precision but you don't score 148 without some serious gray matter. That kind of potential is rare and precious. Do something with it.

I feel like the end of Good Will Hunting sums up my response to this quote. "Sorry man, gotta go see about a girl"

theCancer, that sounded way too teachery and stupid. Do you realized what you did? You arbitrarily set some vague standards and then heavily emphasized that he should meet them, or otherwise his rare preciousness is by implication wasted.

Humans don't in any way benefit from being told about how they are special snowflakes. Humans benefit from being told about how their dad got freaky with their mom one day (at least) and hopefully they both took showers afterwards...

Let people be themselves and let THEM define what that is. That's what you teachers try to do, you want to manipulate other people's destinies.

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