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Originally posted by Lucid Lunacy
This thread is really fun. You get to go back in time and see who claimed to have had an IQ of 140-200
Originally posted by ipsedixit
reply to post by jsobecky
IQ is no more a measure of overall intelligence than big muscles are a measure of overall strength.
Is a person with a high IQ who squanders his life in dissipation an intelligent person? Is a person with a high IQ who smokes an intelligent person? Is a person with a high IQ who can't maintain an emotional relationship or find love in life an intelligent person? Is a person with a high IQ who wants to do a pre-emptive nuclear strike on China or Russia an intelligent person? Is a person with a high IQ who goes out of control in temper tantrums an intelligent person?
Real intelligence involves more than a fast CPU.
Originally posted by Castaldi
IQ is bull. All it does is making "over standard" europeans even more full of themselves, not taking into account that not everybody have been given proper education and/or help.
Btw, a question. I read somewhere that the definition of intelligence is being able to learn new things. Would a person that learned him or herself "everything", but were never able to learn more than the basics of math, be classified as stupid?
Originally posted by king9072
For what its worth, I was tested in Elementary school and they said mine was 142, I was enrolled in a "gifted" program with a few geeks but it wasn't really for me. School was always boring for me, and though I would rarely attend highschool I almost always aced tests, but I attribute that to exceptional memory. I have the ability to pull memories up at will and remember details, which I assume some people cant do. I remember taking tests, seeing the question then a "video" pops up in my head of the teacher at the front of the class explaining it, and voila I got the answer. As far as I know, I am also the most successful person in my graduating class of 300, though some are very close, if not slightly ahead. Some are still finishing 8 year crazy degrees, tens of thousands in debt and no guaranteed job. So I would assume I am doing ok.
On a side note I did this stupid www.free-iqtest.net... and they say I am 147, but I don't believe thats an accurate reading cause that test was pretty simple I think even most people would get in that range doing that test. I think for people to get a true reading of their "IQ" they would need to be administered a proper, formal, standardized test.
[edit on 13-10-2008 by king9072]
Originally posted by PeteLee
We think, creatively, constantly. We use all of our senses, and we're very consciously aware. We also think abstractly, often.
Originally posted by Liberty1
IQ, to me, is a measure of capacity to reason. There is nothing moral or idealistic to it.
Sure smart people can make bad decisions. Sure they can be bad people, etc. But that doesn't have anything to do with their intellectual capacity.
Having a high IQ does not mean you make better decisions. It means you have the capacity to weigh many details. It means you have the ability to put complicated things into context and can process information to a higher degree.
The moral judgement a person makes with that information is a whole other topic.