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  1. Standard memberwolfgang59
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    11 Jan '19 21:05
    Young lad from East London has 162 IQ.
    Hope it is not wasted.
    https://www.bbc.com/news/av/uk-england-london-46788534/ramarni-wilfred-tops-bill-gates-and-einstein-with-his-iq
  2. Subscriberrookie54
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    i looked up 'oxymoron',
    in my oxford dictionary...
    one example was 'london genius',
    which i found a tad bit scary...

    *heads for hog infested brush country*
  3. Standard memberwolfgang59
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    @rookie54 said
    i looked up 'oxymoron',
    in my oxford dictionary...
    one example was 'london genius',
    which i found a tad bit scary...

    *heads for hog infested brush country*
    Re: London Genius

    Oxymoron - good word
    interesting etymology.
    But the word you want?
    Obviously tautology.
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    @rookie54 said
    i looked up 'oxymoron',
    in my oxford dictionary...
    one example was 'london genius',
    which i found a tad bit scary...

    *heads for hog infested brush country*
    Don't be scared li'l fella.
  5. SubscriberPonderable
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    @wolfgang59 said
    Young lad from East London has 162 IQ.
    Hope it is not wasted.
    https://www.bbc.com/news/av/uk-england-london-46788534/ramarni-wilfred-tops-bill-gates-and-einstein-with-his-iq
    People giving such IQ scores have not understood the test. The IQ scale ends at 145, which is a score which is reached about 1 time in 10000. Higher scores are not statistically relevant.

    So the guy has >145 which is quite a number. However my good wishes are with him, since very high IQ-scoreres often have problems to be succesful...
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    @ponderable said
    People giving such IQ scores have not understood the test. The IQ scale ends at 145, which is a score which is reached about 1 time in 10000. Higher scores are not statistically relevant.

    So the guy has >145 which is quite a number. However my good wishes are with him, since very high IQ-scoreres often have problems to be succesful...
    Then is the reverse true?
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    12 Jan '19 17:41
    @great-big-stees said
    Then is the reverse true?
    The reverse of what?

    The IQ is defined roughly as follows:

    * Intelligence follows a normal distribution (Gauss), 98% of people are between 70 and 130.
    The smallest and the highest percentile are distributed along the next 15 points. To establish a test to distinguish between people with a probability of less than 1/10000 is not really worth the effort.

    The interesting thing is that people today score over 100 on a 50's test.
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    @ponderable said
    People giving such IQ scores have not understood the test. The IQ scale ends at 145, which is a score which is reached about 1 time in 10000. Higher scores are not statistically relevant.

    So the guy has >145 which is quite a number. However my good wishes are with him, since very high IQ-scoreres often have problems to be succesful...
    when i read this i searched for and took an iq test...
    before they would give me the results they wanted $19.00us ...
    that information doesn't seem worth that much to me...
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    @ponderable said
    The reverse of what?
    A low score would make it easier to be successful.
  10. Subscriberdivegeester
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    13 Jan '19 13:35
    What is the IQ of people posting in this thread? Mine was around 120 many years ago, I’d probably be quite surprised if I did the test again now.
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    @divegeester said
    What is the IQ of people posting in this thread? Mine was around 120 many years ago, I’d probably be quite surprised if I did the test again now.
    I've never been tested (for my IQ anyway) but if I were to guess, thinking 145 was really "good", ya know like a score in bowling (high), mine would be...what? 43 or 44?
    Edit I had originally given myself a 65 and on further thinking I thought "Nah. Lower Stees".
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    @great-big-stees said
    I've never been tested (for my IQ anyway) but if I were to guess, thinking 145 was really "good", ya know like a score in bowling (high), mine would be...what? 43 or 44?
    Edit I had originally given myself a 65 and on further thinking I thought "Nah. Lower Stees".
    Generally we talk about different kinds of intelligence. What is included in our IQ level?
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    @great-big-stees said
    A low score would make it easier to be successful.
    No it won't. 110 to 120 is well to advance in life
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    Does the kid play chess?
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    Just now there is an interesting debate going on about the IQ:

    https://twitter.com/nntaleb
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