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Originally posted by Questor
I think there exist people who have it all, both smarts & looks. But certainly in today's society, looks are valued more.
It's true that with looks, you don't need to work as hard to get ahead.
Originally posted by Indigo_Child
What special mental abilities do you have?
I also would like your opinion on how you think a person with an IQ of 1000 would be and what you think the nature of intelligence is.
[edit on 17-1-2005 by Indigo_Child]
Originally posted by Buck Division
reply to post by miss.terious
However, I also think it works in the reverse. I knew a brilliant guy who was crushed to learn his IQ was only 115 -- he soon after dropped out of college.
Exactly. The ability to reason showly reduces as you age, and the IQ tests abstract ideas, which is why it isn't an exact measure of intelligence.
Originally posted by Equinox99
IQ has nothing to do with every aspect of life. Those with higher IQs could be smart logically but they could be like the general public when it comes to different kind of knowledge. IE. Someone has an IQ of 150 but has no idea how to fix a bike, or fix a car, and etc.
Originally posted by BlackProjects
The real question related to IQ that matters is what have you done with the IQ you were given? Have you helped others? Is the world better off or happier?
Originally posted by iwant2believe1992
The guy who developed the hydrogen bomb for example. giving mankind another weapon is like giving a pistol to an infant. you just don't do it.