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Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by Jakeman, Apr 30, 2009.

  1. Jakeman

    Jakeman MSC Founder and Donator

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    http://www.mensa.org/

    Basically it's a club for smart people. It sounds appealing for the intellectual discussions alone. I took their online practice quiz and it said I can probably get in with my score.

    Is anyone here a member? I would like to hear some opinions about mensa.
     
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    smack Peasant and Donator

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    Khaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaan!

    I think mensa freaks people out because most people aren't smart enough to belong. It's a little ego crushing to accept your place on top of the bell curve.

    It's hard to accept that you're most likely average by definition. :)

    I took the mensa test quiz once and failed miserably. One group of people that seem to have a disproportionate amount of people obsessed with intelligence are programmers.

    I like to think of intelligence metaphorically. You can have the most powerful computer in the world, but it won't be worth anything if you're running bad software.

    Of course deemphasis of intelligence is in my own self interest sense I'm not good enough for mensa. :(
     

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    While it's assured that fellow members would be reasonably smart, at least regarding problem solving skills, I personally wouldn't want to choose my social circle based solely on a common level of intelligence. If that's the barometer, you're going to get some strange weather patterns, if you catch my drift.
     
  4. Jakeman

    Jakeman MSC Founder and Donator

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    I tested and didn't qualify. :cry:

    <-- :stupid2:
     
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    Out of curiosity, what did the test consist of?
     
  6. Jakeman

    Jakeman MSC Founder and Donator

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    Two intelligence tests. One was 50 questions, some multiple choice, others not. The other was a much longer test divided into timed sections. The sections covered different subjects like math, vocabulary, pattern recognition, memory, etc.
     

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