Who had the highest IQ ever?

Reply Wed 1 Jan, 2003 01:30 am
Who had the highest IQ of all time? My dad says it was a woman. Can that be true?
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Reply Wed 1 Jan, 2003 06:51 am
Mornin, embaciast,

Happy New Year!!! Very Happy

Guiness Book of World Records lists: Marilyn vos Savant as having the highest IQ on record, Here's a few links to more info:

marilyn info

Reply Wed 1 Jan, 2003 06:57 am
embaciast- A New Year's Welcome to Able2KNow!
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Reply Wed 1 Jan, 2003 08:50 am
Good answer from Jerry stating highest IQ "on record". Too bad IQ measurements have not always been with us. I bet da Vinci had a pretty high one, not to mention other geniuses that we have probably never heard of.
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New Haven
Reply Wed 1 Jan, 2003 09:36 am
Was it a clonee?
Reply Wed 1 Jan, 2003 04:18 pm
Welcome and good question :-D
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Bibliophile the BibleGuru
Reply Mon 6 Jan, 2003 10:51 am
I would like to see the questions which were set for Marilyn. I suspect some suffragette involvement. Rolling Eyes
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Reply Mon 6 Jan, 2003 11:32 am
Don't know, but I would suspect that the testing that determined Marilyn's I.Q. was a standardized one, which is given to both men and women.
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Reply Mon 6 Jan, 2003 11:46 am
According to what I had read in:

Link to Marilyn Vos Savant

Marilyn's IQ was determined by the Mega Society:

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Reply Wed 26 Mar, 2003 01:16 pm
From what I understand Johann Wolfgang von Goethe was considered to be way up on the IQ charts. Predicted (Considering he was born in the 1700's) to have an IQ of like 240.
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Reply Wed 26 Mar, 2003 01:19 pm
Just found this after I posted...Enjoy

The elite included Ben Franklin, 160; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, 165; Immanuel Kant and Julius Caesar, 175; René Descartes, 180; and Galileo Galilei and Leonardo da Vinci, 185. The valedictorian? Johann Wolfgang von Goethe with a score of 210.

I was off a little in the previous post.
Walter Hinteler
Reply Wed 26 Mar, 2003 05:32 pm
Welcome to A2K, xzrhx, and enjoy!

BTW: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, (born Aug. 28, 1749, died Mar. 22, 1832)

A list of estimatetd IQ's is to be found here:
Cox's Study of 300 (301) Eminent Geniuses born from 1450 to 1850, including Flynn Effect Calculations, listed alphabetically and by descending IQ
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Reply Wed 26 Mar, 2003 05:59 pm
hmmm, how do they estimate an iq? besides, iq tastes vary in their ability to measure human rational capacity and if you practice you can boost your iq score by quite a bit! how objective iq tests really are? i heard very differing opinions.
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Reply Wed 26 Mar, 2003 06:08 pm
I find it interesting her last name is Savant.
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cicerone imposter
Reply Wed 26 Mar, 2003 07:48 pm
Me! Now that that is settled, what's the next q? Wink c.i.
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Craven de Kere
Reply Wed 26 Mar, 2003 07:51 pm
Hmm, I had no idea my 348 IQ was high. :-)
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Reply Sun 20 Apr, 2003 01:02 am
ahahah yea k craven 348 crazy hahaha
but yea Johann Wolfgang von Goethe that is the highest iq i have seen so for
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Nick Paleveda
Reply Wed 11 Jun, 2003 10:01 am
Highest IQ
For the Hghest IQ ever belongs to William James Sidas 250-300-see Mega Society
Reply Wed 11 Jun, 2003 10:59 am
Dagmaraka I'm also interested in how they estimated IQ. Bach, Beethoven and Mozart didn't take an IQ test, and the estimates of their IQ's seem low to me, considering the profundity of their music.
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Reply Wed 11 Jun, 2003 12:12 pm
I had a theory that everyone has exactly the same intelligence,
but it's just allocated in different ways.

Some people are visual, some emotional, some musical, some experiential. Some people are buried in compassion, while others focus their mind on spatial understandings, or they are taken by their senses rather than abstract ideas. Differences in IQ would then seem to be a function of the test parameters, not the people.

After 20 years, I'm still looking for any evidence that might contradict this hypothesis. Every person I meet is a sheer genius in some way or other.

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