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Originally written by Custer XVI:

Fame is fleeting.
In case you didn't get it, I was poking fun at the whole oneupmanship thing going on in this thread. Maybe it would have been more obvious if I had bragged about the size of my penis.

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I should hope the last line of my own post clued people in that I didn't expect to be taken too seriously either.

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Exactly. Thus the reason I quoted your post - I was continuing in the same vein. It's just that a few others in this topic seem to be taking the self-aggrandizing a bit more seriously.

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Someone here's theorized that I'm a howling, undead spectre of doom.
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Originally written by Imban:

Someone here's theorized that I'm a howling, undead spectre of doom.
:D aren't you? :D
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Originally written by kuc:

Reminds me of the Arends (it is the Arends right, or was it the Tolnedrans?) from David Eddings books. Only thing you seem to care about is how many people your IQ is higher then.

It was the Tolnedrans. Arends were 'too thick'.

I took the Tickle test, and it said my IQ was 100. That is pathetic. I can't of gotten stupider.

The last time I took the test was just before I joined this, so maybe SW caused it. Or maybe it was a coincidence.

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I did a series of five IQ tests from a book on the subject, my average was about 112. I think this is a fair reflection: above average, but much more modest than some of the outrageous numbers other people claim.

I don't think that an IQ test is very useful, for example:
-the obvious one is there is no standard set, this speaks for itself;
-also, there is no differentiating (sp?) my score with some other person at 112. While my number or puzzle scores might be above-average, I always get shocking scores when I have to play around with words - I have played Scrabble often with family and friends, and I have never done any better than last.

Showing different scores for the different questions might make IQ tests useful, but right now most scores are completely meaningless.

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My IQ is 164, I graduated from Harvard Law at the age of 14, and now do freelance pornography in Australia because my genitalia resembles that of a horse.

*sits and patiently waits for someone to have an IQ of 165, graduate at 13, and do freelance porn in Australia AND New Zealand*

(and thanks, Spring, havent read them for a while)

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I live in Massachusetts, though I'd move if I had the money, have no job even though I've applied, don't work out 'cause I can't afford it and enjoy Star Wars, Traveller, reading other stuff and things and other things. If anyone knows of a job PM me. (I had another account here but it disappeared.)

No, I didn't tell you my name.

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Being concerned with one's intelligence is a very common insecurity for people, and people tend to be competitive about things that make them feel that way. I don't feel superior when others are less intelligent than I am, nor do I feel bad when others are of greater intelligence. It is more an issue of self-acceptance than anything else. Being that I don't care about beauty, my weight is irrelevant, possessions don't hold any true value, and I could care less who has bigger breasts, how else would I compare myself to others?

I don't take any of this seriously though, as the people here are not the masses, and the nature of these games attracts a certain kind of people. For the most part you would not see many unintelligent people here, as SW games require a great deal of reading and the interest in fallowing a story. Just as an example… One of my siblings saw me playing A2 and asked what it was. I explained it, and he watched me play for about two minutes. Eventually he said “I don't want to play a game where I have to read, I just want to kill stuff.”

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Here is how smart I am.

Once I was making Campbell's soup, according to the well known algorithm printed on the can. And as everyone does, I was having a hard time getting the solid goop to slide out of the can into the pot.

But here is where uncommon genius, and post-graduate education in physics, sets one apart. I realized that it was the unopposed atmospheric pressure on the open end of the can that was holding the goop inside. So, in a flash of inspiration, I used a can opener to punch a hole in the bottom of the can. A triumph of science: the soup-cylinder immediately slid smoothly into the pot.

Flushed with success, I continued making my soup. In order to add one can of milk, I filled the can with milk. Oops.

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Originally written by Student of Trinity:

Here is how smart I am.

Once I was making Campbell's soup, according to the well known algorithm printed on the can. And as everyone does, I was having a hard time getting the solid goop to slide out of the can into the pot.

But here is where uncommon genius, and post-graduate education in physics, sets one apart. I realized that it was the unopposed atmospheric pressure on the open end of the can that was holding the goop inside. So, in a flash of inspiration, I used a can opener to punch a hole in the bottom of the can. A triumph of science: the soup-cylinder immediately slid smoothly into the pot.

Flushed with success, I continued making my soup. In order to add one can of milk, I filled the can with milk. Oops.

This is an old wives trick, and hasn't really worked since they rounded the lip of the can on the bottom some years back.
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quote:
Originally written by Eagle, the author soul:

They got one of the best testes I have seen ever
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Originally written by Inferior:

Eagle, according to a relatively reliable intelligence test, Einstein had an IQ of 145.
I got 145, and there's no freaking way I'm on the same level as Einstein. Either the tests are messed up (and this 145 was from a professionally administered test, not an online one), or it indeed doesn't mean a thing.

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I don't take any of this seriously though, as the people here are not the masses, and the nature of these games attracts a certain kind of people. For the most part you would not see many unintelligent people here, as SW games require a great deal of reading and the interest in fallowing a story. Just as an example… One of my siblings saw me playing A2 and asked what it was. I explained it, and he watched me play for about two minutes. Eventually he said “I don't want to play a game where I have to read, I just want to kill stuff.”
If TM were dead, he'd be spinning in his grave.

Edit: That is, since he is alive I don't know what he does. Perhaps he is spinning anyway, but that would be far less dramatic.

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Originally written by Dolphin:

Being concerned with one's intelligence is a very common insecurity for people, and people tend to be competitive about things that make them feel that way. I don't feel superior when others are less intelligent than I am, nor do I feel bad when others are of greater intelligence.
The fact that some are more intelligent than me does not directly fuel my sense of inferiority. The jealousy occurring with it, however, does amplify my consciousness of my inadequacy.

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Originally written by Inferior:

The fact that some are more intelligent than me does not directly fuel my sense of inferiority. The jealousy occurring with it, however, does amplify my consciousness of my inadequacy.
I don't know - that seems pretty direct to me, Eeyore. Jealousy is just the means to the end.

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IQ really doesn't measure "active" intelligence, i.e. your cleverness or whatever it was that Einstein had that made him a genius.

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Originally written by Arancaytar:

I got 145, and there's no freaking way I'm on the same level as Einstein. Either the tests are messed up (and this 145 was from a professionally administered test, not an online one), or it indeed doesn't mean a thing.
"He was not a mathematical robot, meant to summarize the universe for our puny race, but a strong-willed scientist, stubbornly wrestling his unsolved problems."
-Nigel Calder, author of "Einstein and the Universe"

In other terms, Einstein was not infallible. However, his unimaginable motivation made him the most important scientist of the twentieth century.

Also, I'm quite certain that Leonardo Da Vinci, which I firmly believe to be the greatest genius in human history, was not even nearly as intelligent as Thuryl.

I would also like to point out that highly intelligent adolescents are rarely good students.

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quote:
Originally written by Imban:

Someone here's theorized that I'm a howling, undead spectre of doom.
This is how I've always pictured you.

On another point, my scores on IQ tests have varied over something like a 50+ point margin. Since I don't think my intelligence changed more than three standard deviations over the course of a couple of years, I doubt that those tests accurately measured much about me.

Overall intelligence is not well-defined in current science, especially since it's clear that "overall intelligence" doesn't exist anyway. IQ, while interesting from a historical standpoint and perhaps moderately useful in small children, is quickly becoming recognized as inadequate, replaced by theories of multiple intelligences (mathematical, verbal, visual/spacial, etc.).

Especially given that "Intelligence Quotient" is defined as your mental age divided by your chronological age, matched up against an index, it should be relatively obvious that IQ is meaningless for anyone at the age of adolescence or older.

So goes my standard IQ rant, anyway. And don't even get me started on the SAT, which is a far worse test. :P

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Being about 20 years past the danger of SAT tests, I can briefly summarize why they are so fascinating by looking at the word groups in sequence.

1. Standardized - Who or what fits in this group?
2. Aptitude - Um, is this where we learn if we would make a good stenographer?
3. Standardized Aptitude - Okay then, this must apply to the most common job type, which would be the Service Industry.
4. Standardized Aptitude Test - The ultimate gauge of you life, as applied to the likelihood that a service industry job is out there waiting for you no matter what your score.

200-800 : Think food. Most likely fast food.
800-1200 : Smile and don't think, that's customer service.
1200-1400 : Armed with a set of little tools, you service the world's computers.
1400-1600 : Armed with high hopes and high college debt, you are ready to ... serve food at high class joints.

The only true injustice is the misconception that college in an integral part of life. It isn't. Really. I would hire someone with real experience before hiring a college grad. And not everyone needs to go to college in order to succeed. In fact, very few people that go to college succeed in a relative (ROI) sense.

Um, not sure why I said all that, except that maybe someone mentioned a monopolistic gatekeeper type system and I immediately went into rant/hate mode. Apologies.
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SAT doesn't actually stand for anything anymore. It used to be the Scholastic Aptitude Test, and then it was the Scholastic Achievement Test briefly in the mid-90's, but since then, ETS has never called it anything but the SAT. I think technicaly it's still registered as Scholastic Achievement Test, but no one, not even ETS, thinks of it as that at this point. The closest thing that SAT stands for is the day of the week that the test is offered.

It's kind of like the old (but false) joke that KFC doesn't stand for anything anymore because they can't legally call it chicken, except it's kind of true about the SAT.

Anything else you want me to rant about? How about the new Writing section? I can go off on that for a while if you like.

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Originally written by Smoked Salmon:

The only true injustice is the misconception that college in an integral part of life. It isn't. Really. I would hire someone with real experience before hiring a college grad. And not everyone needs to go to college in order to succeed. In fact, very few people that go to college succeed in a relative (ROI) sense. :D
I agree, I don't think you need a high STA score to make it in life or a good college diploma for that manner (it’s helpful but not necessary). Besides, most people study for months and some even years for the STA, and 80% of them forget all the material as soon as they leave the test.
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Wow. What a shining topic of bright minds!

Marlenny, you look beautiful indeed. I am so jealous, I use to frighten people when I post my pictures here v_v
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by Archmage Alex: ... One day I shall take over the world. Or perhaps just Switzerland.
:) Being the representative of Switzerland on these boards I can assure you that it wouldn't be easy. In a Direct Democracy everything takes far longer time than you can imagine.
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by also aswell: Whenever I get a new game, I come back to the boards usually till my hintbook arrives and then go away again.
That's why I see you the first time here! Hi aswell, nice to meet you. Too bad you ever leave this place of hilarious joy ... For a hint book! Didn't you know that General is a hint book for life?

:cool: Since I found Spiderweb I don't need an IQ anymore. I sold it on Ebay and don't lack it because my talents are numerous, my fantasy endlessly. I never was bored in my life but always persecuted by ideas. My biggest fear is that I never would have enough time to realize all of them. I had about 14 different jobs, some were respected. I believe in beauty and science, in respect and vegetarianism. I am the opposite of my mother.

I am an artist and caretaker of the house where I live. I'm beyond the age to talk about age. I love cats and spiders. Also I hate too much exposure of my person - thus rejected the last invitation from a local TV-station. I successfully dive into oblivion.
Fame always must be fed (with time that I don't have).

Now you still know nothing about me ^_^ a little bit less nothing than before though.

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I'm not sure multiple intelligences is universally accepted. I think it's just another contender. The IQ camp has never denied that there are multiple different kinds of intellectual task; they just argue that there is some all-round ability that tends to make people better and faster at all of them. This isn't so unreasonable. As an analogy, consider that there are lots of different tasks for computers, and different architectures or programming approaches can be much better suited for some than for others; but there are also specs like processor speed and RAM volume that just always help for everything.

The way I see it, quantifying intelligence is like specifying the size of a tree. There just isn't much you can do about comparing tall, spindly trees to fat, bushy ones, but the range of natural tree shapes is not so enormous that tree size becomes completely meaningless.

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To Smoked Salmon: I disagree. Provided I do well enough in law school and decide to work in the private sector, I'll essentially be guaranteed a six figure income. That's a fairly vast ROI, better than most other professions available, and to get there, you need an undergrad degree. I would say it's also a much surer path to success than going without a college degree - the Bill Gates-esque folks out there are a much rarer breed than Denny's managers.

Much of it has to do with life priorities, as well as standards and costs of living, though. My friends and I back home have often joked that Louisville, KY, by all accounts a wonderful place to live, is a "work-optional" town. Case in point: two of my good friends back home are local musicians, and have just bought an enormous old house.

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My IQ is 5,000 I shall crush all. When the aliens invade with word recognition and memory tests I will be ready.

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