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post #76 of 240
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I remember reading an essay several years ago that discussed the correlation between raw intelligence as measured by IQ and achievement and leadership. The author's contention which he supported with research was that there was a fairly low correlation between high intelligence (genius level) and being a good leader. He said that an important element of being a good leader was quickly selecting a course of action and pursuing it, and that the super-intelligent tended to see too many consequences and alternatives to be decisive.

Interesting. Leadership probably is more linked to appearance than to IQ, assuming one is (or seems) somewhat more intelligent than his (or her) followers. That said, research about what makes a good leader is rather uncharted territory.

Ignore if you wish.
post #77 of 240
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Originally Posted by HomerJ View Post
You want to compare brainpans? I won the Westinghouse prize when I was 12, big deal. Published at 19, so what. I got a double doctorate from MIT at 22, chemistry and geology. I taught at Princeton for two and a half years.

Ignoring the tone of this post, I'd say that if any of these are true, those are some impressive accomplishments. Well, excepting the last. Two and a half years? That sounds like some random postdoc, and even I've done that. Chemistry and geology? Sounds like my fields. If you are going to AGU this fall, send a PM my way, and we'll have a toast to your far superior brain.
post #78 of 240
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Originally Posted by LA Guy View Post
Ignoring the tone of this post, I'd say that if any of these are true, those are some impressive accomplishments. Well, excepting the last. Two and a half years? That sounds like some random postdoc, and even I've done that. Chemistry and geology? Sounds like my fields. If you are going to AGU this fall, send a PM my way, and we'll have a toast to your far superior brain.

It's a quote from the movie Armageddon.

I should've known the people here are far too intelligent to watch such a dumb movie.
post #79 of 240
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It's a quote from the movie Armageddon.

I should've known the people here are far too intelligent to watch such a dumb movie.

Well, I've watched the movie. So apparently, I'm too dumb to have remembered anything from it.
post #80 of 240
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"Dubious" but you still post about your high scores.



You want to compare brainpans? I won the Westinghouse prize when I was 12, big deal. Published at 19, so what. I got a double doctorate from MIT at 22, chemistry and geology. I taught at Princeton for two and a half years.

Since we're comparing "brainpans", I am a man outstanding in my field:

post #81 of 240
I don't understand 90% of this thread.
post #82 of 240
You would have to be pretty dumb to admit you were below average.
post #83 of 240
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Originally Posted by Liberty Ship View Post
You would have to be pretty dumb to admit you were below average.

See? More proof I am below average.
post #84 of 240
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Originally Posted by jv17 View Post
I dont feel that im intelligent..but i can say that I'm streetsmart..

What is that supposed to mean, that you look both ways before crossing the street?
post #85 of 240
I graduated Magna Cum Laude with 2 degrees in 4 years. Honor Society President and a bunch of other awards your mom would love etc. etc. blah blah blah. Being driven is more valuable than intelligence. Experience is still vastly superior to producing real world results. Academic records are more a represetation of hard work and ambition than high IQ. Making mistakes still provide the greatest lessons. And the quarterback still gets the hot cheerleader to put intelligence in perspective.
post #86 of 240
The results of this poll suggest that SF is very much like Lake Wobegon ... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Wobegon_effect

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Originally Posted by macuser3of5 View Post
Maybe slightly above average? I don't know, I don't feel particularly smart, but I'm surrounded by idiots.

In the kingdom of the blind, the one-eyed man is king ...

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Originally Posted by GQgeek View Post
Top 5% might be pushing it, but I'm certainly in the top 10% overall imo. In HS I scored in the top 1% on the University of Waterloo SIN test competition for physics, but I'm not equally strong in other areas. In more general math competitions I was more like 90th percentile, but then again, I was a bad student and my score probably would have improved if i had ever studied more. On the other hand, I'm a complete dumbass when it comes to extracting the underlying meaning of poetry.

I put above average, even though, objectively, I'm probably between 90-95th percentile.

The person that contstructed the poll did a pretty horrible job. There's a huge gap between average, above average, and 95th percentile.

That's because knowing your way around a poem is more about wisdom than intelligence. Dumbass.

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Originally Posted by Soph View Post
I graduated Magna Cum Laude with 2 degrees in 4 years. Honor Society President and a bunch of other awards your mom would love etc. etc. blah blah blah. Being driven is more valuable than intelligence. Experience is still vastly superior to producing real world results. Academic records are more a represetation of hard work and ambition than high IQ. Making mistakes still provide the greatest lessons. And the quarterback still gets the hot cheerleader to put intelligence in perspective.

The world is run by C students, eh?

As for myself, I am not running the world, so I'll count myself among the marginally above-average. The secret to my success? A small pond, baby ...
post #87 of 240
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Originally Posted by eg1 View Post
The results of this poll suggest that SF is very much like Lake Wobegon ... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Wobegon_effect

I have an above average number of legs!
post #88 of 240
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Originally Posted by eg1 View Post
In the kingdom of the blind, the one-eyed man is king ...

Ooh, you make it sound so dirty.
post #89 of 240
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Originally Posted by Soph View Post
1) Being driven is more valuable than intelligence.
2) Experience is still vastly superior to producing real world results.
3) Academic records are more a represetation of hard work and ambition than high IQ.
4) Making mistakes still provide the greatest lessons.

Just four of the "101 Ways to Realize your Complete Success".
post #90 of 240
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Originally Posted by j View Post
I have an above average number of legs!

A lie. You have, at best, an average number of legs.
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