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    I got KS2 SATs, me?
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    (Original post by David.Williamz)
    Lol, I assume there's a good reason why you say that. :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
    Easy: you have good grades but make stupid threads on TSR.
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    (Original post by Wardy23)
    Me.
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    Academic success does not equal intelligence :mad2:
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    Probably one of the Oxbridge applicants.
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    I have an IQ of 200, so is it me?

    Or is this subjective?

    Or am I just lying in an attempt to raise my self-confidence, enhance my image and seem superior amongst my peers?

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    I've met people who churn out A*'s no problem but are quite ordinary in other aspects and so should be considered as 'average' when it comes to intelligence.
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    Me, I'm just also the laziest. XD

    Anyone who A) quotes their IQ or B) their grades - well we know it's not them lol.
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    Do you honestly think you'll find the answer by creating a thread, as opposed to running numerous intelligence tests on every single member?
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    (Original post by Potally_Tissed)
    Going to university makes you more educated, not more intelligent.
    This.
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    (Original post by Broderss)
    Academic success does not equal intelligence :mad2:
    Yes it does, and I don't think you're in a position to make a statement like that, considering how successful you are academically. Maybe if you were doing maths at a top university, but even then you'd still be wrong. As it is, you just seem bitter and like you're trying to drag the more intelligent down and "put them in their place".

    Why can't you just respect academic people as more intelligent, so better in one way, appreciate that you might be better in other ways etc, and then move on?

    We're not all equals in terms of intelligence, and I'd say that academic performance provides a very good measure. Pretending that people are equals when they're not is just offensive, and if you do it too much, it takes a lot of meaning out of life.
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    (Original post by Liverpool's Number 9)
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    Id pos-rep you if i could but it wont let me :-(
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    (Original post by schoolstudent)
    Yes it does, and I don't think you're in a position to make a statement like that, considering how successful you are academically. Maybe if you were doing maths at a top university it would be less offensive, but even then you'd still be wrong. As it is, you just seem bitter and like you're trying to drag the more intelligent down and "put them in their place".

    Why can't you just respect academic people as more intelligent, so better in one way, appreciate that you might be better in other ways etc, and then move on?

    We're not all equals in terms of intelligence, and I'd say that academic performance provides a very good measure. Trying to make people equals when they're not is just offensive.
    I only said that because people automatically assume those with great academic success are naturally very intelligent, however this is not the case since I know people who have done better academically than myself yet that's all they have and they have struggled very much to get there. There are also many cases of people without an education at all who have become successful due to their natural intelligence. Take Alan Sugar for instance. He has very little academic qualifications yet he has become successful through being an entrepreneur by using only his own intelligence. The same goes for Richard Branson.

    I'm merely suggesting intelligence may translate to academic success in the right circumstances, yet academic success does not necessarily infer higher intelligence.
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    (Original post by David.Williamz)
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    IQ of 132, though theres probably hundreds on here with higher since how retardly clever everyone
    Omg... it's you!!!

    :eek3: :eek3: :eek3:

    :bhangra: time!
    No, it's not.

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    (Original post by Broders)
    Academic success does not equal intelligence :mad2:
    Yes it does
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    (Original post by Broderss)
    I only said that because people automatically assume those with great academic success are naturally very intelligent, however this is not the case since I know people who have done better academically than myself yet that's all they have and they have struggled very much to get there. There are also many cases of people without an education at all who have become successful due to their natural intelligence. Take Alan Sugar for instance. He has very little academic qualifications yet he has become successful through being an entrepreneur by using only his own intelligence. The same goes for Richard Branson.

    I'm merely suggesting intelligence may translate to academic success in the right circumstances, yet academic success does not necessarily infer higher intelligence.
    Do you like these people who you know who did better than you academically through "hard work"? How do you know they worked harder? I don't socialise so people might get the impression that I work harder preparing for my exams, but I really don't. You might think their grades are "all they have", but what else can you have to measure pure intelligence? Everything which can be used to measure intelligence comes down to academics, so other academic things. The other stuff might still measure success and how "good" you are in certain ways, but none of it has anything to do with intelligence.

    I don't think Alan Sugar is intelligent. He is successful in one way, but what he did can be done by luck without too much deep, intelligent thought and insight. I don't know about Richard Branson, but I don't think his business is evidence for intelligence.

    I'd say mathematics is the best measure of intelligence, and I don't see how you could deny that.
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    (Original post by schoolstudent)
    I don't know about Richard Branson, but I don't think his business is evidence for intelligence.

    I'd say mathematics is the best measure of intelligence, and I don't see how you could deny that.
    Hard to know which one to facepalm on more.

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    I'm going to do something crazy and explain why though. You don't know about Richard Branson, but that sure doesn't stop you making a judgement.

    You're assuming mathematic formulas is an indication of intelligence, whilst having the qualities to have many successful business is all just "luck" or "not intelligent". If someone is good at maths, they are intelligent at maths. Also, why does being good at maths or any other subject mean they'll automaically take a course on it?

    Your big problem, proving who you argue against right, is that you don't understand what intelligence is. If you have high grades then you're committing seppuku.

    Using a contemporary example: If Stephen Fry was rubbish at Maths, maybe he is, I don't know him, does that mean he isn't an intelligent person?
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    (Original post by Sithius)
    I've met people who churn out A*'s no problem but are quite ordinary in other aspects and so should be considered as 'average' when it comes to intelligence.
    Have you ever had a go of their brains? They might seem ordinary to you, but if you actually got a go of some of their brains, you might be surprised by how well they can reason, understand and see things.

    In what ways are they ordinary? Probably ways that have nothing to do with intelligence. Academic success=intelligence.
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    (Original post by ozzyoscy)
    Hard to know which one to facepalm on more.

    :facepalm2: :facepalm2:

    I'm going to do something crazy and explain why though. You don't know about Richard Branson, but that sure doesn't stop you making a judgement.

    You're assuming mathematic formulas is an indication of intelligence, whilst having the qualities to have many successful business is all just "luck" or "not intelligent". If someone is good at maths, they are intelligent at maths. Also, why does being good at maths or any other subject mean they'll automaically take a course on it?

    Your big problem, proving who you argue against right, is that you don't understand what intelligence is. If you have high grades then you're committing seppuku.

    Using a contemporary example: If Stephen Fry was rubbish at Maths, maybe he is, I don't know him, does that mean he isn't an intelligent person?
    yes

    and i meant i was keeping myself open about branson. i know what he did in business, and i don't believe that's evidence of intelligence, but he might still be intelligent.
    I'd say you could still be intelligent without succeeding in mathematics, but that succeeding in mathematics is the only real sign that someone is intelligent. And even if you hadn't succeeded in maths, to be truly intelligent, I'd say you still have to have had the potential to succeed in it.
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    (Original post by schoolstudent)
    Do you like these people who you know who did better than you academically through "hard work"? How do you know they worked harder? I don't socialise so people might get the impression that I work harder preparing for my exams, but I really don't. You might think their grades are "all they have", but what else can you have to measure pure intelligence? Everything which can be used to measure intelligence comes down to academics, so other academic things. The other stuff might still measure success and how "good" you are in certain ways, but none of it has anything to do with intelligence.

    I don't think Alan Sugar is intelligent. He is successful in one way, but what he did can be done by luck without too much deep, intelligent thought and insight. I don't know about Richard Branson, but I don't think his business is evidence for intelligence.

    I'd say mathematics is the best measure of intelligence, and I don't see how you could deny that.
    Seeing as mathematics is following a large set of rules, and all that needs to be done is to observe the said rules, then realistically you dont need to be intelligent to be good at maths. You just need to be well disciplined.
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    (Original post by schoolstudent)
    (Original post by ozzyoscy)
    If Stephen Fry was rubbish at Maths, maybe he is, I don't know him, does that mean he isn't an intelligent person?
    yes
    I rest my case.

    (Original post by hontoir)
    Seeing as mathematics is following a large set of rules, and all that needs to be done is to observe the said rules
    And the case is closed.

    Incidentally though, I've known many people who have had high grades in Maths, for example, and been very sub-standard at it. It takes them half a minute to figure out half of 300. Some of the dumbest people I know got have got a high or good grade in Maths.

    Your logic is flawed.
 
 
 
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