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Old 11-26-2007, 08:50 PM
Aver-aging Aver-aging is offline
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The Marshmallow Test?

*tosses a marshmallow in a fire*

Look Billy, a roasted marshmallow! Go get it!

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I'm sure there is an official name to the test that slipped my mind, but the test is incredibly basic. You perform it usually with a group of children under the age of seven or eight, and it consists of offering each child a simple ultimatum: You can have one marshmallow now or you can wait ten minutes and have two - but you have to sit here and wait patiently while other people around you eat their marshmallows if they went for the first choice. According to Daniel Goleman, the follow-up studies indicated that the children who waited for the two marshmallows grew up were generally more successful (higher income, better jobs, complete family life, etc.). The test was actually a much stronger indicator of success-oriented attributes than aptitude tests.

Although I do like your idea. Natural selection needs a kick every now and then.
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Old 11-26-2007, 09:33 PM
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Two IQs I'd like to know:

Borodog: I'd put him at mid 130s.
Sklansky: Around the same.

Thoughts?

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Sklansky has to be at least 150. Probably closer to 160 at his prime. I would guess Borodog is in the 140ish range. His certainly could be higher, just wouldn't know for sure.

I won't say mine, but I will mention its a bit lower than my fiance's who tested at a 164.
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Old 11-26-2007, 11:20 PM
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Pretty close.

I don't want to sound like a nit, but if IQs are normally
distributed with mean 100 and SD = 15, prob(IQ>=194) ~
1/5 422 000 000. We should be skeptical of claims of any
IQs > 170.

Also, aren't IQs a "mismeasure of a man"?

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Only if you prefer books on science written by political activists.

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Stephen Jay Gould is a political activist?
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Old 11-26-2007, 11:57 PM
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Christian.

Smart enough to stay out of SMP for the most part. [img]/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

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You and me both...
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Old 11-27-2007, 01:33 AM
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Christian.

Smart enough to stay out of SMP for the most part. [img]/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

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You and me both...

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If I had to pick a character trait that is responsible for posts like these two, I doubt "intelligence" would be high on my list.
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Old 11-27-2007, 02:02 AM
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Christian.

Smart enough to stay out of SMP for the most part. [img]/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

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You and me both...

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If I had to pick a character trait that is responsible for posts like these two, I doubt "intelligence" would be high on my list.

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QFT.
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Old 11-27-2007, 02:46 AM
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Stephen Jay Gould is a political activist?

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Well, he wasn't up to Trofim Lysenko if that's the sense you're wondering about but some of his writing makes more sense if you allow for his sociopolitical views... and more interesting naturally. Even his "Structure of Evolutionary Theory" ( I figured I owed him the read after all the pleasure he gave me with his popular books).

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Old 11-27-2007, 07:36 AM
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Christian.

Smart enough to stay out of SMP for the most part. [img]/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

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You and me both...

[/ QUOTE ]Yes me too. I really hate when some one has an opposing view point and I can't counter their reasoning. It just makes me so emotional.
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Old 11-27-2007, 08:06 AM
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I believe poker players have higher Iqs on average to normal peeps.
I believe a 2p2er even more so and a 2p2er that post in SMP WOW!

So whats are Iqs just out of interest.

me 126 (7years ago).

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IQ is a wholy discredited concept. Ask anyone.

If it weren't there'd be a 'hol lot a 'splainin to be done regarding race and differential performance on so many metrics.

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Ok, so I hadn't opened this thread, for obvious reasons. But now I'm up late, and I thought I'd be adventurous. That being said, this was the second post. My reaction:

hahahhhahhahahahahahahahahahhahah

*ahem*

hahahhahahhahhahahhahhzahahhahahah

Forgive me if I am being leveled, I haven't read anything else. That is all.
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Old 11-27-2007, 08:19 AM
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FWIW:

My raw score on the only Putnam I wrote was in the 70s.

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This is shocking. You are capable of scoring in the 70's on the Putnam, and you only took it once?!?!?! They give away money for this sort of thing, you know.

And to respond to the original post, my score is 156, certifiable, verifiable, etc. (I went through some serious testing for ADD, etc. Turns out I was just fine!) And FWIW, my three scores on the Putnam were 30, 20, and 41. These were t200, t500, and t100, respectively.

And lol at the people who are all like 'timed tests and IQ tests and they don't measure my intelligence and blah blah.' Yea, it sucks that you're stupid.
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