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Daunce,

Why would I ever get mad at you?

You're a sweet respectable widow.

With an improved IQ...

:)

Michael

Thank you young man, you are so kind to help me down off this ladder. I can see that your mother raised you right.

I guess this is a real bad time to tell you about Michael's "up skirt" camera fetish...

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Daunce,

Why would I ever get mad at you?

You're a sweet respectable widow.

With an improved IQ...

:)

Michael

Thank you young man, you are so kind to help me down off this ladder. I can see that your mother raised you right.

I guess this is a real bad time to tell you about Michael's "up skirt" camera fetish...

th_newyork081.jpg

Oh, well. At least he isn't Swedish.

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Daunce,

Why would I ever get mad at you?

You're a sweet respectable widow.

With an improved IQ...

:)

Michael

Thank you young man, you are so kind to help me down off this ladder. I can see that your mother raised you right.

I guess this is a real bad time to tell you about Michael's "up skirt" camera fetish...

th_newyork081.jpg

Oh, well. At least he isn't Swedish.

Good Gord I was wrong, he is part-Swedish and could be descended from the John Stuart who landed in Boston in 1702 and might be related to me and all sorts of other awful things, I hope nobody here ever hears about certain events in Kapuskasing on Feb.13-24,1994.

Oops.

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Thank you young man...

Daunce,

Young man?

And a thank you to boot?!!

Dayaamm!

That's it.

You done crossed the line.

You have a friend for life.

:)

Michael

Edited to remove snarky comments. <_<

Pippi

Edited by pippi

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Back to intelligence and IQ, a contribution to this discussion has been added by someone on Noodlefood, albeit unintentionally. What I gather from his comments on natural levels of intelligence is, that when the IQ/natural level of intelligence between an Objectivist and a non-Objectivist is equal, the difference is "mental sharpness."Guess who has it and who doesn't. I would have stayed to learn more but Comrade Sonia was inspecting the guard's tower.Maybe someone interested with good camouflage could recoinnoitre.

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Back to intelligence and IQ, a contribution to this discussion has been added by someone on Noodlefood, albeit unintentionally. What I gather from his comments on natural levels of intelligence is, that when the IQ/natural level of intelligence between an Objectivist and a non-Objectivist is equal, the difference is "mental sharpness."Guess who has it and who doesn't. I would have stayed to learn more but Comrade Sonia was inspecting the guard's tower.Maybe someone interested with good camouflage could recoinnoitre.

:rolleyes:

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Is there any evidence given by Rand that people can raise their IQ from 110 to 150?

Not an iota.

Ba'al Chatzaf

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Is there any evidence given by Rand that people can raise their IQ from 110 to 150?

Not an iota.

Ba'al Chatzaf

IQ tests were developed in WWI as a quick means for separating enlisted men and officer material. The tests measure some aspects of intelligence and other aspects not at all. Since 100 is average, 110 seems to be fairly smart. Subjective terms such as "brilliant" and "genius" are not revealed by IQ tests, witness all the moronic--another subjective term--college professors who made themselves stupid in important ways and other high IQers who never structured their minds to maximize their native intelligence. We cannot know Rand's real IQ unless we know the test results from her teenage years--a test given in Russian. Because she read so slowly in English, she could not have subsequently done well on a test given in English. But by reading her novels we can certainly come to the conclusion she was a genius. We just cannot objectify her genius with numbers--or anyone else's. Now, if most people were determinedly rational, really tried to be rational, really tried to do serious, critical thinking, most people's intelligence would appear to go way up, but their IQ scores would probably not change too much.

--Brant

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Brant,

Yes, after too many instances of knowing highly intelligent people with little rationality, I think a "RQ" (Rationality Quotient), makes much more sense than IQ.

And exposure to Objectivism self-evidently does improve one's RQ.

Tony

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Brant,

Yes, after too many instances of knowing highly intelligent people with little rationality, I think a "RQ" (Rationality Quotient), makes much more sense than IQ.

And exposure to Objectivism self-evidently does improve one's RQ.

Tony

I am not so sure of that. She has a definite effect, but, on average, Rand seems to confirm as many people in their vices as she does in their virtues.

Edited by Ted Keer

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Daunce,

Why would I ever get mad at you?

You're a sweet respectable widow.

With an improved IQ...

:)

Michael

Thank you young man, you are so kind to help me down off this ladder. I can see that your mother raised you right.

I guess this is a real bad time to tell you about Michael's "up skirt" camera fetish...

th_newyork081.jpg

Oh, well. At least he isn't Swedish.

Good Gord I was wrong, he is part-Swedish and could be descended from the John Stuart who landed in Boston in 1702 and might be related to me and all sorts of other awful things, I hope nobody here ever hears about certain events in Kapuskasing on Feb.13-24,1994.

Oops.

Hmmm... sometimes being a Scot, with Randolph English background not seem so bad... :blink:<_<:rolleyes:

Edited by anonrobt

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Brant,

Yes, after too many instances of knowing highly intelligent people with little rationality, I think a "RQ" (Rationality Quotient), makes much more sense than IQ.

And exposure to Objectivism self-evidently does improve one's RQ.

Tony

Associate an ordinal or numerical scale with rationality. How would you do it?

Ba'al Chatzaf

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