What’s your I.Q.?

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  1. SG854

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    Ha, I knew someone was going to say that. I was gunna make them same joke too, but it was too easy.
    Nah, it’s because it’s relative. It’s not a measurement like a ruler. IQ scores only mean anything relative to others. So the number 130 is useless on its own. And online tests are useless.
     
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  2. H1B1Esquire

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    Earth, bro-dude.
    My IQ is infinity times infinity to the infinite power of infinitely squared, expressed infinitely, plus infinity and one (infinitely).
     
  3. notimp

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    Slightly below 120 last time I took a short test that probably wasn't properly standardized.

    I often have the urge to finish other peoples sentences though.. ;) (And when I don't, I consider the other person intelligent.. ;) Maybe. ;) )
     
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    I only did one test...erm...about 20 years ago, I think. It was just slightly above average. Say, 104. No idea of the EQ or something.

    Nobody got a link for a more standardized test? Seems like just the thing on the internet. :)
     
  5. DKB

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    Uh. Retarted.
     
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  6. SG854

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    You would have to get a researcher to administer a test. They slightly vary the tests so that people won’t cheat and get the answer key.

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    Here is a book I would recommend you to read by an intelligence researcher. It explains why IQ tests are the opposite of bullshit.

    https://ia800105.us.archive.org/17/...lligence/The-Neuroscience-of-Intelligence.pdf
     
  7. Super.Nova

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    I'm at least thankful most of you (if not all) agree that IQ tests are BS.
    I fear the day intelligent people start believing that crap!
     
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    Another reason why I feel IQ tests are fucking stupid is because they have tried to measure the IQ's of people who are dead. Like, what?
     
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    IDK, last I checked it was automatically 1 point higher than everyone else.
     
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    .0006 . . . unless nappa has the scouter upside down again :rolleyes:
     
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  11. H1B1Esquire

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    Earth, bro-dude.
    If you saw this
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    Last time I took an IQ test was in the army (it's obligatory where I live).

    The exercises can be a matter of training if you take the test with no idea what to expect you'll score way lower than training yourself to understand what kind of patterns/answers the test is looking for.

    Whatever the case it focuses on very specific traits; the test is too narrow (and simplistic) to reflect human intelligence. AI can smash these tests... does that make it uber-intelligent?

    My point is we are yet to define intelligence; how can we be so naive and measure something if we don't know what's been measured to begin with.
     
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    Earth, bro-dude.
    I was going to use a dictionary, but....
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  14. SG854

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    Isn’t it illegal for the Army to accept people with the an IQ of less then 83?

    There is a book I linked here and it explains why robots that smash the tests isn’t a good measurement of IQ. The robots will fall under the category of savants, and savants that have extrodanary human abilities isn’t what IQ tests are about.
     
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    Only test I've ever done was for genius society like a decade ago, got 167, but the "proper" IQ test is so flawed it really doesn't matter. The "proper" IQ test is only shapes and recognizing patterns, basically testing your capacity of recognition and process, reason it's called "quotient" rather than just "intelligence". It simply measures one part that makes up intelligence as a whole, not whether you actually are any smart. For example, I'm ridiculously better at anything visual-related than text or sound related things to the point it's laughable, so if the test measured other things regarding intelligence as an overall I'd get somewhere around 120. But as far as EQ goes, didn't even know that was a thing, so can't comment on it:rofl2:
     
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  16. SG854

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    What IQ tests are trying to estimate is the G Factor. I’ll upload a picture from the book where it falls in line. And the G Factor is what’s common to all mental abilities. It is a general mental capability.

    Here is the commonly used definition in research what intelligence is.

    “Intelligence is a very general mental capability that, among other things, involves the ability to reason, plan, solve problems, think abstractly, comprehend complex ideas, learn quickly and learn from experience. It is not merely book learning, a narrow academic skill, or test-taking smarts. Rather, it reflects a broader and deeper capability for comprehending our surroundings—“catching on,” “making sense” of things, or “figuring out” what to do.’ Gottfredson (1997)”
     

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    how to test IQ? just curious...
     
  18. Frankbel

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    I got 143. Twenty years ago I tried a test twice in a week, I got 143 as maximum (I don't recall the other one but was close). The test description claimed that above 140 the result was not accurate.
    I was a mathematics student at that time, and I felt that the test was kind of biased for people studying mathematics.
    Also, today I feel less smart than when I was younger, for example I am much slower in doing computations, and I can't memorize stuff at the same level as before.
     
  19. xXDungeon_CrawlerXx

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    8 Years ago, I got 134.
     
  20. Lacius

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    IQ is a really bad test of intelligence.