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Old 06-05-2012, 02:28 AM   #136
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The guy is a douche bag.
You can even sense sarcasm, you plagiarize everything and you're an emotional wreck and a compulsive liar.

You are at the bottom of the poll, by far the biggest idiot on this forum.
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Old 06-05-2012, 03:31 AM   #137
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Old 06-05-2012, 11:54 PM   #138
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dude you belong in that top seven, as do about three dozen others
thanks. i tend to fall in to the 'idiot who's smart' category, or vice-versa. the defining theme for me is probably something along the lines of "he's smart, but psychologically he's a moron. in polite terms. something like that.

part of that evaluation might stem from the fact that women in particular are wired to respond to non-verbal communication, and that tends to put me in shaky territory. women sort of provide the backbone of societal critique towards a person, and if i'm having a good day, for example, women tend to feel very homey towards me, thereby boosting my self esteem. but on bad days, when i'm typically depressed or torn-up over any number of possible issues, stone-faced towards the world, women pick up on my "passivity" and clearly want to be a million miles away from me. that hurts, and that makes me feel smaller.

anyway, point is... i do tend to have an elevated respect for smart people who are 'together'. people who are smart and able to weather society, even if it's just, say, deucewallaces having the bottomless chutzpa to tell everyone else they're an idiot for not agreeing with him, repeat to eternity, which is more or less his specialty.

i.e., i might test right around your same level on IQ tests, but without your level of self-confidence and well-being, i'm simply not going to perform at your level in real life. but again, that's life. a healthy hippocampus and productive neurochemistry mean worlds upon worlds, if you know what i mean. i.e. huge mental edges IME.

anyway, the seven people on my list i judge to be not only the smartest people here by an IQ measure, but also by an effective-living measure. smart people who aren't rattled by much, are self-confident, and who have a level of... let's say, righteousness... imposing their will upon others, even after struggling past the dunning-freddy krueger effect, if you know what i mean. heh.

but seriously, 'smartness' has many components... many brain regions going in to play upon the term. there is also the fact that one can be 'smart' yet be decisively humbled by someone who is 'smart but brilliant.' even if they follow a sport like basketball for some god-inexplicable reason.
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Old 06-06-2012, 12:30 AM   #139
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nice description. i think most behavior for anybody, regardless of how put together they may seem, is reactionary and never solely on their own terms. way you described it 'being able to weather society' is nicely put because it cuts to the gut of the matter... putting up with everybody's shit and just doing your darndest to do you, to whatever degree you can manage. the tip top pinnacle of lifestyle imo begins with understanding that you have your own voice and can express a thought as well as anybody else, and eventually ends with understanding that everybody else has the same thing... and your best opportunity to learn comes through paying attention to what other people have to say. eventually you come to realize you aren't the only important voice in the room; and nor are you merely a voice lost in a sea of other voices; you're an important voice in a sea of important voices. living in that, dare i extend the metaphor a lil further, oceanic flow of experience where you're just a single mind bouncing around thousands of other minds and getting the most out of every critical interpretation you make... that's the benchmark of living that everybody should and totally could strive for.

unfortunately in the midst of that beautiful utopian conception of humanity, there's all that other petty shit with relationships and bitterness and non-reciprocating love and everything else that causes you to forget what's really important.



and that's just another bs rant with nothing to do with intelligent whatsoever... brought to you by ridonks
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Old 06-06-2012, 04:47 PM   #140
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Cant forget the voices that like to talk just for the sake of hearing themselves talk. I'd place those those under the "less important" category. For the most part I agree with your perspective. Everyone observes the world differently and has a different opinion about it, which stems from our most basic instinct which is survival. Unfortunately some people are in the habit of talking from perspectives they have never experienced or been affected by, in which case they need to keep their opinions in their brains. Naturally media plays a big role in that.
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Old 06-06-2012, 05:50 PM   #141
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http://www.nicholascreative.com/foot...php?reset=true

^^^ a sample of what the NFL uses to calculate intelligence

IMO true intelligence doesn't necessarily translate into how well you come across on a message board, some of the world's most intelligent people would come of as complete weirdos in here.

and some of the people that come of very friendly and down to Earth in here could possibly be awful problem solvers...because they lack the brain power.




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I was hoping others here would take this...

again, this is a sample of what the NFL uses to calculate intelligence...the wonderlic...the highest you can score is 50

problem solving uses brain power, much more than having well contructed posts in here IMO...I don't like the idea that intelligence can be calculated by posts on an NBA message board.
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Old 06-06-2012, 06:57 PM   #142
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Intelligence is a tricky thing to evaluate. Problem solving and analytics is within anyone's capacity should they seek that knowledge. In my opinion intelligence should be measured by a persons inquisitiveness and what they choose to fill their brains with. Most morons I come across in my life are usually into mind numbing crap like reality shows, horoscopes, religion, sports, basically any hive mind activity that is easy to follow due to societies constraints. The truly brilliant people I have met are into physics, history, sociology, psychology, and other various sciences. I could be wrong (obviously) but I think all people have the capacity to be intelligent, just not the drive or in most cases resources.

tldr IQ tests are bullshit.
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Old 06-06-2012, 07:17 PM   #143
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Intelligence is a tricky thing to evaluate. Problem solving and analytics is within anyone's capacity should they seek that knowledge. In my opinion intelligence should be measured by a persons inquisitiveness and what they choose to fill their brains with. Most morons I come across in my life are usually into mind numbing crap like reality shows, horoscopes, religion, sports, basically any hive mind activity that is easy to follow due to societies constraints. The truly brilliant people I have met are into physics, history, sociology, psychology, and other various sciences. I could be wrong (obviously) but I think all people have the capacity to be intelligent, just not the drive or in most cases resources.

tldr IQ tests are bullshit.
So you view intelligence as what one chooses to fill his head with or spend his time doing?

what if the one that likes "dumb things" is a much better problem solver, catches on quicker, is a faster learner, plans things out better, etc?
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Old 06-06-2012, 07:22 PM   #144
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The most important type of intelligence in my opinion is the ability to analyze your method of approaching a problem and be able to adapt your methodology and then apply prior knowledge. I don't have this and very few people actually do. College students may know the honed pedagogically efficient methods taught in textbooks, but lack the insight and intuition of inventors like newton and einstein who were stumbling in the dark.
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Old 06-06-2012, 08:07 PM   #145
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The most important type of intelligence in my opinion is the ability to analyze your method of approaching a problem and be able to adapt your methodology and then apply prior knowledge. I don't have this and very few people actually do. College students may know the honed pedagogically efficient methods taught in textbooks, but lack the insight and intuition of inventors like newton and einstein who were stumbling in the dark.

the other thing people tend to forget about those guys is the amount of time they spent working. we have this image that they sat down one night and banged out their respective theories. they wouldn't sleep or eat for large periods of time because they were engrossed in their work. it is motivation and dedication that got them to where they were too.
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Old 06-06-2012, 08:16 PM   #146
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Kblaze is dumb as fk. He just knows a lot of basketball and makes low quality mixes.

How can you say KBlaze knows a lot about basketball then call him dumb? What else has he ever talked about on ISH?
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Old 06-06-2012, 09:13 PM   #147
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How can you say KBlaze knows a lot about basketball then call him dumb? What else has he ever talked about on ISH?

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Old 06-06-2012, 11:04 PM   #148
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I was hoping others here would take this...

again, this is a sample of what the NFL uses to calculate intelligence...the wonderlic...the highest you can score is 50

problem solving uses brain power, much more than having well contructed posts in here IMO...I don't like the idea that intelligence can be calculated by posts on an NBA message board.


I don't believe that you scored a 40 on the first time.
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Old 06-06-2012, 11:37 PM   #149
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I don't believe that you scored a 40 on the first time.
It was my second, first try 36...I'm sure if I tried long enough I could get a 50.

It was not the first time I have taken that though, I was shown that a couple years ago on an NFL site in a thread talking about the wonderlic...don't remember what I scored then.

The real wonderlic is 10 minutes long and I believe they take it three times and take the best score of the 3.

It isn't perfect obviously but it does show something that isn't displayed in writing in here...problem solving doesn't care about how ignorant or stubborn or unfriendly you are...it doesn't care if your vocabulary is high, it is brain power in a form as raw as possible, like a chess game, its your brains ability to out think the situation.

Someone like Bobby Fisher might come in here and post like an ignorant retard (I think he is racist actually) but the reality of the situation is that he is a genius.
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Old 07-12-2012, 06:55 AM   #150
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crap... i'd gone and forgotten about hazard.
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