Don't Worry Alan, it is a fun post, and you knew darn well that every time IQ gets brought up its a hot button.
Yeah some people are really serious, I did say it was just a fun did I not?
It is so hard for them to be friendly.
Dave Allen posted
So you claim Martin Luther, Napoleon and Wittgenstein had the mental age of well-informed 25 year olds when they were 5?
I did not say anything remotely like that, there were child prodigies that had adult mental ages at chronological age of 5 They are not on the list
Below is what I meant
William James Sidis
Some consider William James Sidis the smartest man who ever lived, with an estimated IQ of 250 to 300. For the sake of comparison, you only have to have an IQ of 136 to be a mere run of the mill genius, and your average person is somewhere in the 85 to 115 range. Surprisingly pictures of Sidis reveal that his head was only marginally bigger than average and not a throbbing translucent beach ball-sized dome. Word is he wasn't even capable of shooting psychic death rays.
Sidis could read at 18 months, had written four books and was fluent in eight languages at age seven, gave a lecture a Harvard at nine and entered Harvard at 11. Despite his brilliance in the fields of mathematics and cosmology, we do have to question Sidis' intelligence in one key area as he took a vow of celibacy his entire life and likely died a virgin.
It's unfortunate because nothing gets the ladies hot and bothered like a dissertation on the theory of cosmological reversibility.
Look I hate to break it to you - but this is just piffle.
If it is PIFFLE then no less than NASA is using PIFFLE to select candidates for space travel like the info below
Why why must people like you always have something negative to say why for the love of god why????
Were did I say the above heck that is not my list or ranking it is from a John P blog
Do you know what a referral web link is I give it again
Used with permission from the author
One Man's Blog - Specialization is for Insects.
Here is a load of NASA PIFFLE
University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston 77555.
INTRODUCTION. The screening and evaluation of astronaut candidates often includes various measures of cognitive and intellectual capacity. There are indications that use of such measures is of equivocal value in identifying functionally significant differences in a population of highly accomplished and highly screened individuals.
METHODS. Analyses of group differences in IQ
as measured by the Multidimensional Aptitude Battery (MAB) were conducted across Shuttle astronaut candidates exploring differences between and within sex, selection and job category.
Factor analysis of the subscales was undertaken to validate the compilation of IQ
scores for the MAB which differs from many other IQ
scales in grouping Arithmetic with Verbal components.
RESULTS. Arithmetic subscale clustered with Performance subscales and not with Verbal subscales as originally designed. A reformulated Verbal and Performance IQ
score was computed on prorated subscale scores regrouping Arithmetic with Performance.
Subsequent analyses of the original and revised Verbal and subgroup Performance IQ
scores found substantial subgroup differences in findings between these versions.