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originally posted by: Whatsthisthen
a reply to: Metallicus
It is said we use only 10% of our brain,
If the average IQ is 100,
10 x 100 = 1,000,
Apply rounding to a 140 IQ,
140 = Zero
Equality is a wonderful thing.
An IQ test is a psychological measure of a person’s “intelligence quotient” (IQ).
Intelligence Quotient, or IQ, is a theoretical construct used by psychologists within standardized tests as a means of describing one’s intelligence level. In the most commonly-administered IQ test — the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale (WAIS) — an average score is 100; about 95% of IQ scores fall between 70 and 130. It is important to note that IQ is not real — is simply a philosophical construct psychologists have created to describe a subset of human functioning they believe to be subjectively important in modern society. (Because of this, unless an IQ test has been specifically adopted for a different culture or country — and the most popular one has — IQ tests are very culturally specific and may be invalid when used in other cultures.)
originally posted by: BlackProject
What I want to know is, why does a topic like this get so many flags when something vital gets only a few. That is funny.
Your post etiquette makes you come off as extremely pretentious.
Especially since your original post was full of caps-lock shouting, opinions construed as facts and "hidden secrets" that you found on Wikipedia.
originally posted by: Metallicus
I have noticed from time to time that people on ATS like to share their IQ with us as if we are going to be impressed. There are some that even have it in their signature line. I realize this isn't always shared for vanities sake, however, a 140 IQ is really NOT impressive.
I have an IQ in the mid-140s and I have encountered 100s of people smarter than me during my lifetime. In fact a 140 IQ isn't at all rare because approximately 1 in 260 people in the world have an IQ of 140 or better. That means there are literally MILLIONS of people with 140+ IQs.
Look, a 140 IQ is fine, but seriously, I consider it just enough to cause arrogance and be smart enough to be dangerous. It isn't that special without all of the things that go with it like a good memory, good study habits and the self-discipline to learn.
Anyway, IQs are also a terrible measure of success and common sense.
Okay, I just had to rant because it drives me nuts that people think a 140 IQ is all that great or rare.
As always, thank you for your time ATS.
originally posted by: Sillyolme
Only someone not anywhere near wood think 140 is unimpressive.
My youngest was graded about 140. My other two were 125 a d 120. Both of those in the superior range.
There's a difference from their first breath. Intelligent infants engage in more Intense eye contact, they observe their environment more intently.
When my youngest was about three my cousin moved about 30 miles away from me. Highway and then back roads with a lot of turns but I had her instructions so we got there fine.The next time we went to visit we didn't take the instructions because well a man was driving and he didn't need directions LOL.
So everything is good on the highway portion but when we get to the back road part he gets lost.
The little guy in the car seat in the back who is three and who has only been to this place once before says turn here daddy. He points because at that age we had not started teaching left and right. So I said go left Keith just to amuse the kid. We do then we're back to a familiar point The kid points to the right ...here daddy. . He got us to her house.
After that we kept noticing his keen attention.
I started teaching him and when he started kindergarten he was doing simple math, geometry, and reading.
Later when he was tested at 140 we knew we'd been witnessing it since he was an infant.
He's also really nice and has nice if weird friends.