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sex makes you stupid?

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posted on Sep, 8 2014 @ 04:21 PM
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a reply to: Jennyfrenzy

Yeah, Mensa uses its own test as far as I'm aware, although I think you used to be able to mail in 3rd party test results to them. I think they did away with that.




posted on Sep, 8 2014 @ 04:21 PM
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Nowadays our brains are functioning more on information and technology than to orchestrated music. Our brains operate I am assuming more quickly and we are under more pressure to work than enjoy life's pleasures than they did in the middle ages or Beethoven's day in age.

My thoughts...we are becoming more and more distracted by technology than life's simple pleasures where we can allow our minds to think and expand. I don't think our brains are degenerating, except those that use drugs...those people are ruining future generations' brain capacities and cognitive functions. My thoughts.



posted on Sep, 8 2014 @ 04:26 PM
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a reply to: Skywatcher2011

I hear a lot of apprehension about technology and our brains, but I think it is wonderful. Many intelligent people who contributed vastly to human civilization delegated tasks most people tried to do in their head to outside sources back before these technologies were available.

Memorization has always been the cornerstone of education and yet so many "geniuses" denounce it as a misappropriation of intellectual ability. Personally, I think that the less we are forced to remember in this repetitious sort of way and the more we are taught to think about things on a macro level, the better off some of us will be. This might not be the way every person's brain works, but I know at times when I've been forced to study for something like anatomy or organic chemistry that required a lot of memorization, I was just intellectually zapped and I couldn't really think as efficiently about complex topics for days after my exams were over.

I think memorization is impressive, especially when it is comprehensive and goes into great detail, but I think there are better things we can be doing with our minds.



posted on Sep, 8 2014 @ 04:28 PM
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a reply to: jhn7537

LOL...the Portuguese waitress!



posted on Sep, 8 2014 @ 04:31 PM
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a reply to: Nechash

The people who are known as "geniuses" spent their lives memorizing their master subject of the "entire picture" noticing all the small details.

Smart people today just generalize and don't focus on the small details but rather...the "bigger picture" but overlook the smaller critical components that make up the entire picture.



posted on Sep, 8 2014 @ 04:33 PM
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a reply to: introspectionist

This is a ludicrous argument. "Einstein didn't get laid a lot, surely if I am not getting laid either, at least I have genius to look forward to!"

Here's one. Sex = exercise; exercise makes you smarter. Therefore sex makes you smarter.

Can sex or the persuit of sex become a distraction that otherwise would not have led to great discoveries? Possibly, but that's extremely subjective. One could say that suffering creates great art, and that a happy and content person (aka someone who just had sex) would be less inclined to write that symphony... But I disagree with that entirely.

Once again, it's all painfully subjective. Sex is one of the most important aspects to life, but like everything that is good, it should be done in moderation. Meaning if you ain't getting any at all, you're just not doing it right.



posted on Sep, 8 2014 @ 04:37 PM
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originally posted by: Nechash
a reply to: Char-Lee

I thought Einstein was thought to be over 200 or even untestable because of his uniqueness. There are people on this planet with IQs over 200, Stephen Hawking among them.


I am starting to wonder if people are confusing IQ with mensa test scores.




Although Professor Hawking discounts the value of numerical IQ's, he admitted that his own is likely very high (it has been suggested as 160 or more). He also said that "People who boast about their IQ's are losers". (see link to 2004 interview)


www.answers.com...'s_IQ



To be sure, he decided to take the Mensa test for individuals with superior intelligence. He was delighted to find that he passed with flying colours, scoring between 200 and 250!




Classification IQ
Very Superior 130+
Superior 120-129
High Average 110-119
Average 90-109
Low Average 80-89
Borderline 70-79
Extremely Low 69-
Source: Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale - Fourth Edition

www.learnmyself.com...

Also IQ tests are different by age so if you registered 160 as a child that is not the same as 160 as an adult you would need the results from an adault test.
edit on 8-9-2014 by Char-Lee because: (no reason given)



posted on Sep, 8 2014 @ 04:41 PM
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originally posted by: Nechash
a reply to: smurfy

Sorry. Insincerity (sarcasm and the like) is hard to read over the interwebs, not that I'm great on that front anyway. I don't know Cockney well enough to say something back in return. The basic idea makes sense to me, but the cultural alienation is too much for me to get into the game. Pork Pies aren't two words I would ever associate with one another.

For me it'd have be more like "your mind has gone to almonds." Almond butter, gutter. Whatever. I'm not good at association games I guess.

Oh, the Bush family come from German stock. Prescott, not Preston was the individual who earned the current generations their wealth and influence. I always get that confused because there was a Preston associated with their family early on and thus a lot of their landmarks are named after him.


Any German aristocracy connection is pretty tentative. Prescott was certainly not a German aristocrat, he was a German interloper in the war years. Bloodlines are much more all inclusive though, you could say for instance, every American
President comes from French/English royalty, but then so do many of the rest of us, all depending on how far back you need to go. Try Burke's peerage for all this stuff, you might even find room for a conspiracy of bloodline dominance over millennia if you could prove it.



posted on Sep, 8 2014 @ 04:47 PM
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a reply to: smurfy

I was always under the impression that their family was at a time proudly German.



posted on Sep, 8 2014 @ 04:51 PM
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a reply to: Char-Lee

I was only ever tested as a child when they thought I was Autistic and that was because they were deciding whether or not to put me into learning disabled classes. The tests I took as an adult, I took at 19 and that was to qualify for entry into a project I was interested in. I haven't taken a test recently, but considering those were my pre-university years, I've vigorously studied a lot more since then than I ever had up to that point in my life, so I'm sure it is still pretty high. I'm honestly not worried about it. As long as it is above 85, I think it'll suit me all right.



posted on Sep, 8 2014 @ 04:52 PM
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a reply to: Nechash




I'm not a trained monkey. If you want a link, google for it.

Generally in having a discussion on a topic if supplying what you believe to be facts you should include your source. If you feel including where you got your information makes you feel like a trained Monkey, I guess I can see why you don't bother.



posted on Sep, 8 2014 @ 04:58 PM
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originally posted by: Nechash
a reply to: Char-Lee

I was only ever tested as a child when they thought I was Autistic and that was because they were deciding whether or not to put me into learning disabled classes. The tests I took as an adult, I took at 19 and that was to qualify for entry into a project I was interested in. I haven't taken a test recently, but considering those were my pre-university years, I've vigorously studied a lot more since then than I ever had up to that point in my life, so I'm sure it is still pretty high. I'm honestly not worried about it. As long as it is above 85, I think it'll suit me all right.


Considering how the tests are done I know they cannot be accurate, some people get stressed when confronted with testing and some love it I always like tests, that alone could affect your score a lot.

I was 36 when I was last tested, people there had awed looks on their faces passed my scores around and started calling me Genous, which I am not I worked hard for my A's to some they come easy. I refused to see my scores and never did ask I could care less. We are all smart...and... dumb about different things.



posted on Sep, 8 2014 @ 05:02 PM
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a reply to: Char-Lee

Well, I didn't get my information recently. It isn't something I can just refer to my internet browsing history, which means I'm going to have to go back to reinvestigate over this one incidence, plus, I don't have access to journals anymore because I'm no longer in school, so at best I could find secondary sources. It is just madness. Plus, there is contradictory information everywhere on the internet. Anyone who cites a website as their source for information has already probably been led astray.

Never before have human beings been so obsessed with citing things, and I think it is to our disadvantage unless of course we were citing printed books or primary source material, but that takes a lot of work. You are literally talking about putting together a small thesis, something I have neither the time nor inclination to do, especially not about a topic like IQ, which I find to be totally inaccurate.

Are people so obsessed with being right that they need to back up everything they say every time they make an offhand assertion on the internet? If I found out tomorrow that Einstein had an IQ of 85 and just happened to be a savant in this one area of his life (unlikely given his work in the patent office), it would not rock my world. You just absorb the new reality and move on.

Plus, the idea of him having an IQ over 200 was speculative given the amount of information he had access to in his day, the amount he knew and his revolutionary spacial reasoning abilities. It is like saying that Shakespear would have an IQ of 200 were he alive today. There is no way to prove that. It is outside of the realm of that which can be testable. It is purely opinion, and yes, you can have an educated opinion, but you can't prove an opinion through citation.



posted on Sep, 8 2014 @ 05:34 PM
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a reply to: Nechash

True there is much misinformation out there and reliable sources do come from a direct source some are clearly more valuable than others.



Never before have human beings been so obsessed with citing things, and I think it is to our disadvantage

On subjects of thought and the heart we need no citations but it would be a strange kind of discussion that needs only for us each to assert numbers we pull from our own heads.

If we are talking population for instance can I say there are 10,000 people on earth accept my word, I know? Doesn't make for any realistic discussion does it? Besides the more information we can get the more we learn truth because it gives us places to investigate.

If on the other hand you just have imput to the conversation that deals with what you personally believe, I don't think anyone minds and would not ask to back it up if you clearly say this is what your information represents...your idea or feeling on the matter only.



posted on Sep, 8 2014 @ 05:37 PM
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Seriously I am pretty smart.

had 2 girls in bed Sat. night...both of them are pretty smart

trew story ...lol

edit on 8-9-2014 by tinner07 because: (no reason given)



posted on Sep, 8 2014 @ 05:39 PM
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a reply to: introspectionist

No...it's the pursuit of sex that makes guys stupid.

lol



posted on Sep, 8 2014 @ 06:17 PM
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originally posted by: tinner07
Seriously I am pretty smart.

had 2 girls in bed Sat. night...both of them are pretty smart

trew story ...lol


LOL



posted on Sep, 8 2014 @ 08:45 PM
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originally posted by: tinner07
Seriously I am pretty smart.

had 2 girls in bed Sat. night...both of them are pretty smart

trew story ...lol


How did you pull that off? A few beers or cheap wine???



posted on Sep, 8 2014 @ 08:46 PM
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I stopped at where he said people listened to classical composers in the "middle ages."

And if sex makes one stupid, then lately, I must be pretty smart... and I don't feel that way... in fact, getting sex is an ordeal where you must be clever and better than the curve... unless one is wealthy... and there's more... but...

This is just more excuse sourced introspective propaganda against the act of physical sex... and imo, sex is one of a short list of things that make this life worth living.

But hey, less competition...



posted on Sep, 8 2014 @ 09:02 PM
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a reply to: thesaneone

Well that makes sense of what's on the tele then!




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