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9/6/2015 2:08:02 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
I'm guessing this is almost certainly the case as it seems logical that people who enjoy intellectual debates tend to be people who have high levels of intelligence and an interest in reading, studying and world affairs. My IQ is 122 by the way.
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9/6/2015 2:18:48 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 9/6/2015 2:08:02 PM, beng100 wrote:
I'm guessing this is almost certainly the case as it seems logical that people who enjoy intellectual debates tend to be people who have high levels of intelligence and an interest in reading, studying and world affairs. My IQ is 122 by the way.

What type of test had you taken to get the result?
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9/6/2015 2:38:55 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 9/6/2015 2:08:02 PM, beng100 wrote:
I'm guessing this is almost certainly the case as it seems logical that people who enjoy intellectual debates tend to be people who have high levels of intelligence and an interest in reading, studying and world affairs. My IQ is 122 by the way.

False. DDO is made up 30% trolls 20 idiotic people 10% social people 10% religious nuts 25% inactive people and 5% smart people.
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9/6/2015 3:27:10 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 9/6/2015 2:18:48 PM, Unbelievable.Time wrote:
At 9/6/2015 2:08:02 PM, beng100 wrote:
I'm guessing this is almost certainly the case as it seems logical that people who enjoy intellectual debates tend to be people who have high levels of intelligence and an interest in reading, studying and world affairs. My IQ is 122 by the way.

What type of test had you taken to get the result?

Only an online iq test.
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9/6/2015 3:47:55 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
I would've said the same as ClashnBoom... Only that the number of inactive people is wayway higher than 25%. And that the majority of people that join could be described as absolute retards...

Just a suggestion, the majority of online 'IQ' tests are extremely bad.. (questions with wrong answers, two answers but only one is correct and so on), so I wouldn't trust a 122, or in fact any online result. Sure there are some good ones, but they are rather slim. If you want to take a proper one, most psychologists do them..
This one is pretty good https://www.mensa.org... , but once again, I wouldn't trust the result too much.
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9/6/2015 8:11:42 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
I make a conscientious effort to avoid ever having my IQ tested, as I find IQ snobbery and the oft associated dick-measuring to completely and utterly obnoxious. I think that everyone would be better off if they just judged opinions and arguments off of merit instead of obsessing over an intelligence metric.
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9/6/2015 8:15:21 PM
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At 9/6/2015 8:11:42 PM, Skepsikyma wrote:
I make a conscientious effort to avoid ever having my IQ tested, as I find IQ snobbery and the oft associated dick-measuring to completely and utterly obnoxious. I think that everyone would be better off if they just judged opinions and arguments off of merit instead of obsessing over an intelligence metric.

I think determining DDO's average intelligence with IQ testing would produce better results than doing so through argument quality haha
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9/6/2015 8:19:32 PM
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At 9/6/2015 2:08:02 PM, beng100 wrote:
I'm guessing this is almost certainly the case as it seems logical that people who enjoy intellectual debates tend to be people who have high levels of intelligence and an interest in reading, studying and world affairs. My IQ is 122 by the way.

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9/6/2015 8:58:55 PM
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As expected, I'm on the same page as Skep (who, perhaps ironically, most likely has one of the highest IQ's on this website). But, if I had to guess the average IQ of the *active* members of this community -- perhaps adjusting for outliers, of which there are many -- I would be surprised if the result weren't above average, if only slightly.
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9/6/2015 9:04:06 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 9/6/2015 2:38:55 PM, ClashnBoom wrote:
At 9/6/2015 2:08:02 PM, beng100 wrote:
I'm guessing this is almost certainly the case as it seems logical that people who enjoy intellectual debates tend to be people who have high levels of intelligence and an interest in reading, studying and world affairs. My IQ is 122 by the way.

False. DDO is made up 30% trolls 20 idiotic people 10% social people 10% religious nuts 25% inactive people and 5% smart people.

I'm one of the religious nuts.
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9/6/2015 9:08:44 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 9/6/2015 8:04:05 PM, dylancatlow wrote:
I'd say the average IQ on DDO is around 115, which is the mean for college graduates.

I think the people at 115 are those getting business management, art and psychology degrees.
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9/6/2015 9:13:20 PM
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At 9/6/2015 8:11:42 PM, Skepsikyma wrote:
I make a conscientious effort to avoid ever having my IQ tested, as I find IQ snobbery and the oft associated dick-measuring to completely and utterly obnoxious. I think that everyone would be better off if they just judged opinions and arguments off of merit instead of obsessing over an intelligence metric.

Yeah, you can certainly have a high IQ and be bad at employing logic and a low IQ and be good at employing it. I know that I personally am illogical with certain things. I'm aware of what those things are, but have an emotional attachment to them, and some things I'm wrong on, because I haven't acquired enough information yet. I think there are probably people who have IQs 50 plus points lower than me, who can shed their irrational beliefs better.
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9/6/2015 9:15:19 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 9/6/2015 8:15:21 PM, Romanii wrote:
At 9/6/2015 8:11:42 PM, Skepsikyma wrote:
I make a conscientious effort to avoid ever having my IQ tested, as I find IQ snobbery and the oft associated dick-measuring to completely and utterly obnoxious. I think that everyone would be better off if they just judged opinions and arguments off of merit instead of obsessing over an intelligence metric.

I think determining DDO's average intelligence with IQ testing would produce better results than doing so through argument quality haha

That's true, but potential and ability are two separate things. IQ only measures potential. IQ is a better measure of intelligence, but arguments should stand on their own logic and the IQ of the guy behind them, should be ignored.
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9/6/2015 9:20:27 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 9/6/2015 9:08:44 PM, Wylted wrote:
At 9/6/2015 8:04:05 PM, dylancatlow wrote:
I'd say the average IQ on DDO is around 115, which is the mean for college graduates.

I think the people at 115 are those getting business management, art and psychology degrees.

My IQ is way above that and I'm getting a business management related degree lol.
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9/6/2015 9:20:42 PM
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I won't name any names, but I like the low IQ people who dig into philosophy to try and seem smarter. Those people amuse me.

Responsibly irresponsible would be wrong about the average IQ here, being higher than the general public. He probably excluded the religion and polls section, into his calculations.
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9/6/2015 9:21:22 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 9/6/2015 9:20:27 PM, Romanii wrote:
At 9/6/2015 9:08:44 PM, Wylted wrote:
At 9/6/2015 8:04:05 PM, dylancatlow wrote:
I'd say the average IQ on DDO is around 115, which is the mean for college graduates.

I think the people at 115 are those getting business management, art and psychology degrees.

My IQ is way above that and I'm getting a business management related degree lol.

Economics =/= Business management
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9/6/2015 9:21:56 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 9/6/2015 9:20:27 PM, Romanii wrote:
At 9/6/2015 9:08:44 PM, Wylted wrote:
At 9/6/2015 8:04:05 PM, dylancatlow wrote:
I'd say the average IQ on DDO is around 115, which is the mean for college graduates.

I think the people at 115 are those getting business management, art and psychology degrees.

My IQ is way above that and I'm getting a business management related degree lol.

Jesus Christ. I hope it's to run a family business or to set you up for a Masters degree or a law degree of some sort.
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9/6/2015 9:22:34 PM
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At 9/6/2015 9:21:22 PM, ResponsiblyIrresponsible wrote:
At 9/6/2015 9:20:27 PM, Romanii wrote:
At 9/6/2015 9:08:44 PM, Wylted wrote:
At 9/6/2015 8:04:05 PM, dylancatlow wrote:
I'd say the average IQ on DDO is around 115, which is the mean for college graduates.

I think the people at 115 are those getting business management, art and psychology degrees.

My IQ is way above that and I'm getting a business management related degree lol.

Economics =/= Business management

Good luck getting hired as an economist buddy.
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9/6/2015 9:22:35 PM
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At 9/6/2015 9:21:22 PM, ResponsiblyIrresponsible wrote:
At 9/6/2015 9:20:27 PM, Romanii wrote:
At 9/6/2015 9:08:44 PM, Wylted wrote:
At 9/6/2015 8:04:05 PM, dylancatlow wrote:
I'd say the average IQ on DDO is around 115, which is the mean for college graduates.

I think the people at 115 are those getting business management, art and psychology degrees.

My IQ is way above that and I'm getting a business management related degree lol.

Economics =/= Business management

I ain't doing econ! There's too much competition for the high-paying jobs :(
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9/6/2015 9:24:46 PM
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At 9/6/2015 9:22:34 PM, Wylted wrote:
At 9/6/2015 9:21:22 PM, ResponsiblyIrresponsible wrote:
At 9/6/2015 9:20:27 PM, Romanii wrote:
At 9/6/2015 9:08:44 PM, Wylted wrote:
At 9/6/2015 8:04:05 PM, dylancatlow wrote:
I'd say the average IQ on DDO is around 115, which is the mean for college graduates.

I think the people at 115 are those getting business management, art and psychology degrees.

My IQ is way above that and I'm getting a business management related degree lol.

Economics =/= Business management

Good luck getting hired as an economist buddy.

There are actually a whole lot of job opportunities for Econ PhD's, some of which (financial analysts) pay better than others (university prof).
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9/6/2015 9:25:19 PM
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At 9/6/2015 9:22:35 PM, Romanii wrote:
I ain't doing econ because I'm scum

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9/6/2015 9:26:57 PM
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At 9/6/2015 9:24:46 PM, ResponsiblyIrresponsible wrote:
At 9/6/2015 9:22:34 PM, Wylted wrote:
At 9/6/2015 9:21:22 PM, ResponsiblyIrresponsible wrote:
At 9/6/2015 9:20:27 PM, Romanii wrote:
At 9/6/2015 9:08:44 PM, Wylted wrote:
At 9/6/2015 8:04:05 PM, dylancatlow wrote:
I'd say the average IQ on DDO is around 115, which is the mean for college graduates.

I think the people at 115 are those getting business management, art and psychology degrees.

My IQ is way above that and I'm getting a business management related degree lol.

Economics =/= Business management

Good luck getting hired as an economist buddy.

There are actually a whole lot of job opportunities for Econ PhD's, some of which (financial analysts) pay better than others (university prof).

I guess the PHD will help. Do you think the perfect economist would choose to pursue a degree in economics. I listen to the freakonomics podcast occasionally and it seems like the perfect economist, would not pursue a degree in that field.
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9/6/2015 9:32:12 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 9/6/2015 9:13:20 PM, Wylted wrote:
At 9/6/2015 8:11:42 PM, Skepsikyma wrote:
I make a conscientious effort to avoid ever having my IQ tested, as I find IQ snobbery and the oft associated dick-measuring to completely and utterly obnoxious. I think that everyone would be better off if they just judged opinions and arguments off of merit instead of obsessing over an intelligence metric.

Yeah, you can certainly have a high IQ and be bad at employing logic and a low IQ and be good at employing it. I know that I personally am illogical with certain things. I'm aware of what those things are, but have an emotional attachment to them, and some things I'm wrong on, because I haven't acquired enough information yet. I think there are probably people who have IQs 50 plus points lower than me, who can shed their irrational beliefs better.

I agree with this. Intelligence, unfortunately, often lends itself to the rationalization of beliefs to which a person is attached to emotionally, or stances which their culture has imposed on them.

Not that I think that holding irrational beliefs makes a person 'dumb'; I think that a perfectly rational person would probably be unable to cope with their own beliefs and would go insane. Believing in lies is healthy to a degree, and I know that I do it as well (etiquette probably being my best example).
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- Hilaire Belloc -
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9/6/2015 9:35:55 PM
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At 9/6/2015 8:15:21 PM, Romanii wrote:
At 9/6/2015 8:11:42 PM, Skepsikyma wrote:
I make a conscientious effort to avoid ever having my IQ tested, as I find IQ snobbery and the oft associated dick-measuring to completely and utterly obnoxious. I think that everyone would be better off if they just judged opinions and arguments off of merit instead of obsessing over an intelligence metric.

I think determining DDO's average intelligence with IQ testing would produce better results than doing so through argument quality haha

I don't see the point in determining DDO's average intelligence, lol. It seems like a recipe for a sort of recidivist tribalism, the idea of 'herp derp, I belong to a website for smart people, therefore I'm SMART, therefore you should listen to my arguments.' Just give me your arguments.
"The Collectivist experiment is thoroughly suited (in appearance at least) to the Capitalist society which it proposes to replace. It works with the existing machinery of Capitalism, talks and thinks in the existing terms of Capitalism, appeals to just those appetites which Capitalism has aroused, and ridicules as fantastic and unheard-of just those things in society the memory of which Capitalism has killed among men wherever the blight of it has spread."
- Hilaire Belloc -
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9/6/2015 9:43:44 PM
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At 9/6/2015 9:35:55 PM, Skepsikyma wrote:
At 9/6/2015 8:15:21 PM, Romanii wrote:
At 9/6/2015 8:11:42 PM, Skepsikyma wrote:
I make a conscientious effort to avoid ever having my IQ tested, as I find IQ snobbery and the oft associated dick-measuring to completely and utterly obnoxious. I think that everyone would be better off if they just judged opinions and arguments off of merit instead of obsessing over an intelligence metric.

I think determining DDO's average intelligence with IQ testing would produce better results than doing so through argument quality haha

I don't see the point in determining DDO's average intelligence, lol.

Neither do I. Just a random musing.
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9/6/2015 9:44:34 PM
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At 9/6/2015 9:21:56 PM, Wylted wrote:
At 9/6/2015 9:20:27 PM, Romanii wrote:
At 9/6/2015 9:08:44 PM, Wylted wrote:
At 9/6/2015 8:04:05 PM, dylancatlow wrote:
I'd say the average IQ on DDO is around 115, which is the mean for college graduates.

I think the people at 115 are those getting business management, art and psychology degrees.

My IQ is way above that and I'm getting a business management related degree lol.

Jesus Christ. I hope it's to run a family business or to set you up for a Masters degree or a law degree of some sort.

I think I'll be doing a master's degree... not sure tho. First I need to get accepted into a university.
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9/6/2015 9:47:07 PM
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At 9/6/2015 9:26:57 PM, Wylted wrote:
At 9/6/2015 9:24:46 PM, ResponsiblyIrresponsible wrote:
At 9/6/2015 9:22:34 PM, Wylted wrote:
At 9/6/2015 9:21:22 PM, ResponsiblyIrresponsible wrote:
At 9/6/2015 9:20:27 PM, Romanii wrote:
At 9/6/2015 9:08:44 PM, Wylted wrote:
At 9/6/2015 8:04:05 PM, dylancatlow wrote:
I'd say the average IQ on DDO is around 115, which is the mean for college graduates.

I think the people at 115 are those getting business management, art and psychology degrees.

My IQ is way above that and I'm getting a business management related degree lol.

Economics =/= Business management

Good luck getting hired as an economist buddy.

There are actually a whole lot of job opportunities for Econ PhD's, some of which (financial analysts) pay better than others (university prof).

I guess the PHD will help. Do you think the perfect economist would choose to pursue a degree in economics. I listen to the freakonomics podcast occasionally and it seems like the perfect economist, would not pursue a degree in that field.

I don't really know what the "perfect" economist would be, but I can't imagine *not* pursuing a PhD, if only for the exposure. I mean, I will readily admit that my knowledge of econometrics is very limited. A lot of people -- read: Austrians -- deny the validity of mathematical models outright. Before I could come to such a conclusion, I'd want to make sure I could actually bloody understand them, so I wouldn't need to rely on histrionics.
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9/6/2015 9:52:49 PM
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At 9/6/2015 9:35:55 PM, Skepsikyma wrote:
At 9/6/2015 8:15:21 PM, Romanii wrote:
At 9/6/2015 8:11:42 PM, Skepsikyma wrote:
I make a conscientious effort to avoid ever having my IQ tested, as I find IQ snobbery and the oft associated dick-measuring to completely and utterly obnoxious. I think that everyone would be better off if they just judged opinions and arguments off of merit instead of obsessing over an intelligence metric.

I think determining DDO's average intelligence with IQ testing would produce better results than doing so through argument quality haha

I don't see the point in determining DDO's average intelligence, lol. It seems like a recipe for a sort of recidivist tribalism, the idea of 'herp derp, I belong to a website for smart people, therefore I'm SMART, therefore you should listen to my arguments.' Just give me your arguments.

Pfffft, there you go again, Skep, with your logic and your reasonableness in saying we shouldn't subject ourselves to a tribalist dck-measuring contest when there are more productive outlets for our competitive natures. Haven't you gotten the memo? Acting like a petulant toddler, a la Donald Trump, sells. We should all commit to being more like him.
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