When an IQ goes over 140, tha is now 3 standard deviations from the average, what do you think their mental state evolves to?

Posted by: Macgreggor

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Clarity

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Chaos

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progressivedem22 says2014-03-30T12:39:13.3785644-05:00
I've always thought three standard deviations above the mean was a 145 on the Stanford Binet scale. Anyway, I have a 153, and I wouldn't use "clarity" to describe my mental state. I think, if anything, it brings a sense of humility: realization that there is much that we don't know, perhaps can never know, and that limits us, yet acts as the driving force for inquiry. I don't think true "clarity" can ever be achieved.
Macgreggor says2014-03-31T00:50:25.7407000-05:00
Well, then you are wasting 50 of the supposed points you have, because you are wrong.
progressivedem22 says2014-03-31T11:42:25.2651056-05:00
I'd love to know the basis for that. This is precisely my point, in fact: you think you know things, and can pontificate accordingly, while I admit that admission to incontrovertible uncertainty is not shameful. Now, if you're speaking of clarity vis-a-vis others, you may have a point.
debate_power says2014-06-04T21:44:04.9516969-05:00
I agree with progressivedem22 on this subject. I have a 120 and I do feel a sense of clarity, though it is not complete and I feel there are more matters I ought to put higher-level thinking toward.

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