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  1. Subscribersonhouse
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    You see all these super brain pills and they make such ridiculous claims, like one that said you get a 77% increase in IQ.

    I estimate mine to be around 120 or so, no genius for sure, but lets do the math, I assume it would be 120 times 1.77, right?

    Hehe, math says I take those pills I end up with an IQ of 212.

    Let me attem😉

    I would be ALMOST as smart as Terence Tao😉
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    @sonhouse said
    You see all these super brain pills and they make such ridiculous claims, like one that said you get a 77% increase in IQ.

    I estimate mine to be around 120 or so, no genius for sure, but lets do the math, I assume it would be 120 times 1.77, right?

    Hehe, math says I take those pills I end up with an IQ of 212.

    Let me attem😉

    I would be ALMOST as smart as Terence Tao😉
    Genius cannot be measured by an IQ test.
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    @sonhouse said
    You see all these super brain pills and they make such ridiculous claims, like one that said you get a 77% increase in IQ.

    I estimate mine to be around 120 or so, no genius for sure, but lets do the math, I assume it would be 120 times 1.77, right?

    Hehe, math says I take those pills I end up with an IQ of 212.

    Let me attem😉

    I would be ALMOST as smart as Terence Tao😉
    Have these things been tested in RCTs? What is the list of ingredients? Frankly you're almost certainly better off with cod liver oil - whether or not it boosts intelligence you at least know what's in it.
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    @wildgrass said
    Genius cannot be measured by an IQ test.
    I take it you don't do well with IQ tests?
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    @wolfgang59 said
    I take it you don't do well with IQ tests?
    Haha. I've never taken one. But I know several people who have scored highly on them but lack original ideas of any kind.

    High IQ score is necessary but not sufficient for genius.
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    @wildgrass said
    Haha. I've never taken one. But I know several people who have scored highly on them but lack original ideas of any kind.

    High IQ score is necessary but not sufficient for genius.
    (Wildgrass replied to Wolfgang59.)

    IQ tests are not designed to measure 'original ideas'.
    In terms of IQ, 'genius' is supposed to start at scores of 140+.

    http://www.wilderdom.com/intelligence/IQWhatScoresMean.html

    "Lewis Terman developed the original notion of IQ and proposed this scale for classifying IQ scores:
    Over 140 - Genius or near genius
    120 - 140 - Very superior intelligence
    110 - 119 - Superior intelligence
    90 - 109 - Normal or average intelligence
    80 - 89 - Dullness
    70 - 79 - Borderline deficiency
    Under 70 - Definite feeble-mindedness"
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    @Duchess64

    That's some pretty politically incorrect terminology if you ask me...
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    @joe-shmo said
    @Duchess64

    That's some pretty politically incorrect terminology if you ask me...
    Yes, especially the "feeble-mindedness" and the "Very superior intelligence" parts.
    -as if the IQ test results reliably says it all about your general character; EXTREMELY dodgy and unscientific wording I think.
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    @duchess64 said
    (Wildgrass replied to Wolfgang59.)

    IQ tests are not designed to measure 'original ideas'.
    In terms of IQ, 'genius' is supposed to start at scores of 140+.

    http://www.wilderdom.com/intelligence/IQWhatScoresMean.html

    "Lewis Terman developed the original notion of IQ and proposed this scale for classifying IQ scores:
    Over 140 - Genius or near genius
    120 - 1 ...[text shortened]... 80 - 89 - Dullness
    70 - 79 - Borderline deficiency
    Under 70 - Definite feeble-mindedness"
    Many people have IQ scores over 140 who are not, by definition, geniuses. I don't know what near genius means, practically speaking.
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    @wildgrass said
    Many people have IQ scores over 140 who are not, by definition, geniuses. I don't know what near genius means, practically speaking.
    You know what the definition is but do not know what it means?
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    @humy said
    Yes, especially the "feeble-mindedness" and the "Very superior intelligence" parts.
    -as if the IQ test results reliably says it all about your general character; EXTREMELY dodgy and unscientific wording I think.
    The old, old system defined idiot, moron and imbecile!
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    @wolfgang59 said
    You know what the definition is but do not know what it means?
    I don't know what "near genius" means. Are you standing next to a genius?
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    @wolfgang59 said
    You know what the definition is but do not know what it means?
    (Wolfgang59 replied to Wildgrass.)

    Anti-semanticism!
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    @wolfgang59 said
    I take it you don't do well with IQ tests?
    I do do well in IQ tests. That's why I know they're overrated.
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    @wildgrass said
    I don't know what "near genius" means. Are you standing next to a genius?
    You know what "genius" means though?
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