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Old 02-18-2013, 08:50 PM   #241
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how is this thread still on the frontpage?
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Old 02-18-2013, 09:30 PM   #242
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Old 02-18-2013, 09:31 PM   #243
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im in the top 100 for sure
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Old 02-18-2013, 09:34 PM   #244
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I can't think of 99 posters more intelligent than Jaydacris
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Old 02-18-2013, 09:41 PM   #245
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For intelligence I don't really look at *what* people say, more just the level that their brain is computing at. For instance, Stephen A. Smith on First Take. I don't agree with the way he sees the world in a lot of cases. His "filter" for how he views things doesn't usually vibe with mine. But you can tell his brain is operating at an extremely high level, where he's taking so many variables into account, is so precise with the English language, and covers all aspects of his arguments down to a tee.

I always think of someones "filter," and that's kind of their general viewpoint and way of seeing the world. And then behind that is a light. Smart people the light goes beaming through, less smart people there's less light. That probably doesn't make sense to anyone, but it's the little mental image I always have in my head when I think of intelligence.

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Old 02-18-2013, 09:51 PM   #246
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I always think of someones "filter," and that's kind of their general viewpoint and way of seeing the world. And then behind that is a light. Smart people the light goes beaming through, less smart people there's less light. That probably doesn't make sense to anyone, but it's the little mental image I always have in my head when I think of intelligence.

I think I intuitively get what you are saying. But I can't really put it into psychological terms. Can you give an example?
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Old 02-18-2013, 10:07 PM   #247
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I think I intuitively get what you are saying. But I can't really put it into psychological terms. Can you give an example?

I think it makes the most sense when it comes to politics. If you're a hardcore Democrat, I see your filter as being Democrat based. So you're seeing the world through that filter. You're looking at things through that lens and it taints how you interpret any information.

A Republican might say this person is "dumb." But I think the filter is only one half, you also have to look at the "light," or the intelligence. This person might be extremely smart, it's just their brain goes through this particular filter that the Republican doesn't agree with.

But I think of people who have a "funny" filter, or a "perverted" filter. Whatever, that's just how their brains are processing the data. But the intelligence defines how thoroughly they can process it, how analytical they can be with the data they collect, etc.

It's definitely one of those weird things we all do inside our own head, that are hard to describe to others. I don't think I've actually talked about this to anyone before haha, seems so strange now that I'm describing it to another person

Edit- I think to a certain extent you can usually break down the way someone thinks into a few different filters. Especially if you go by categories. So like Stephen A Smith again:

Category: Sports
Filters: Not wanting to offend others, Looks to give credit whenever he can, retain journalistic integrity, take big picture view.

That's the filters that I think Stephen A. Smith uses when he talks about sports. But that's only one category. I don't know his filters when it comes to being a parent, a son, politics, religion, whatever else.

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Old 02-18-2013, 10:34 PM   #248
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There are no absolutes!

The way boards operate doesn't always lend itself to the person who can teach and extend a moving new thought like Einstein. Its much more conducive for the poster who makes a quick point and takes a more popular view. To me the intelligence that is creative, bold and generates a feeling is the most potent in general but on boards I like the poster who can come up with an unique angle, expound on it, show some wit in the process of explaining.

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And Rufus Paul come to mind.

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Old 02-19-2013, 10:04 PM   #249
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I think it makes the most sense when it comes to politics. If you're a hardcore Democrat, I see your filter as being Democrat based. So you're seeing the world through that filter. You're looking at things through that lens and it taints how you interpret any information.

A Republican might say this person is "dumb." But I think the filter is only one half, you also have to look at the "light," or the intelligence. This person might be extremely smart, it's just their brain goes through this particular filter that the Republican doesn't agree with.


It is a lot more complex than that.

Scientist would love to call it genetics, but the way our brains are being structured has a lot more to do with thought than anything else. We have 2 sectors of society that is systematically indoctrinating people's minds. One is education. The other is the church. Education is a system of indoctrination, thus people who are more "educated" tend to be more liberal. The other sector is religion, and those who are religious will be more conservative.

It is because both political parties have spent a huge amount of money to influence one or the other, so through this association of social beliefs, both institutions are very successful in brain washing students or young children to believe in one or the other.

I think the main goal of the rich is to stir up a bit of class warfare, meaning, poor vs poor, y'know, this way they can divert the attention away from a rich vs poor showdown; the idea is if the poor are more focused on social issues (gays, racism, abortion, etc.) that will only make them hate each other more, and they won't be so focused on the people truely screwing them over: the rich.

Most of society are conditioned in two ways: education or church. Most Americans are raised to hate one or the other, meaning, they were taught to hate their neighbors and the people around them that take the other side. What they teach in school is the antithesis of what they teach in the churches: if they say you should be accepting of gays in the schools, the churches will go against gays; when the schools teach contraceptives in sex education, the churches go against that, so on and so forth. You get the point. Living in America, you only have 2 choices growing up: being liberal or conservative, and it all really boils down to how well you do in school (liberal) or how much you like church (conservative). Those 2 institutions influence the minds of the population the most. There is a reason why the Democrats will pour their heart and soul into education and there is a reason why every Republican is nothing more than a religious hack. Both systems were bought and paid for and most americans are either brainwashed in one way of thinking or the other.

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Old 02-19-2013, 11:03 PM   #250
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Old 02-19-2013, 11:42 PM   #251
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There are a lot of really intelligent posters on this board. It's a very impressive group. The problem is, intelligent posters tend to post very little, (since nothing is often a wise thing to do and always a wise thing to say) and the highest-volume posters tend to be the dumbest.

It's hard to pin down a "most intelligent" poster though. I would say Kwajo is the most intelligent guy to ever post here, but I haven't seen him in years.
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Old 02-20-2013, 10:32 AM   #252
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There are a lot of really intelligent posters on this board. It's a very impressive group. The problem is, intelligent posters tend to post very little, (since nothing is often a wise thing to do and always a wise thing to say) and the highest-volume posters tend to be the dumbest.

It's hard to pin down a "most intelligent" poster though. I would say Kwajo is the most intelligent guy to ever post here, but I haven't seen him in years.

What impresses me most about him is that all that wit and knowledge is channeled into his pure love of nature.

Good to hear that people are using their brains for the sake of the preservation of Earth, and in your case, the love of knowledge.

Makes life a bit fresher when there are undiscovered gems out in uncharted territories (Nova Scotia).
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Old 03-05-2013, 10:21 PM   #253
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Let's just put it this way...wilt da stilt could never score enough to match my IQ

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Old 03-05-2013, 10:44 PM   #254
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Let's just put it this way...wilt da stilt could never score enough to match my IQ

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Old 03-15-2013, 12:36 AM   #255
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I'd like to nominate shlver. Read through a lot of his posts today; he's a smart fuck.
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