Posted by Roland

What is IQ? Raw Intelligence? The word Intelligence is difficult to define. Is someone smarter becasue s/he has learned a better vocabulary? Had the money to goto college and learn some math skills? Guesses right or is a "good" test taker? Ahh there's the rub then. While most tests are a set of culturally biased questions, and real Intelligence cannot be given a number (not even in GURPS). Strength can be more easily measured based on muscle mass, work/time, or some other quantifyable aspect. Intelligence cannot. For one, its too vague. Some think Wisdom adds to your intelligence while others insist its knowledge and memorization of raw data facts. Afterall, if you can remember a lot of stuff, people tend to think you're "smart". This doesn't mean someone with photographic memory is a genius though. Knowing facts and providing useful analysis of the data is totally different. Computer's can store/retrieve vast amounts of data, but that's all it is. Data. There's no information contained in it. That requires intelligence.

Anyway, today's rant is brought to you courtesy of Tickle IQ, one of the more reputable IQ tests (MENSA probably being the top respected one).
Anyway, my results:


Congratulations, Chuck!
Your IQ score is 142

This number is based on a scientific formula that compares how many questions you answered correctly on the Classic IQ Test relative to others.

Your Intellectual Type is Visionary Philosopher. This means you are highly intelligent and have a powerful mix of skills and insight that can be applied in a variety of different ways. Like Plato, your exceptional math and verbal skills make you very adept at explaining things to others — and at anticipating and predicting patterns. And that's just some of what we know about you from your IQ results.

Apparently this puts me in the top 10%. Take for that what you will I suppose. MENSA accepts only the top 2%. Naturally they want me to pay for the rest of the results, which I won't do. When I was a kid myIQ was rated at 145, so either I'm dumber in my old age or the tests are slightly different (most likely both of these things are true). I'd also like to say, for the record, that I have a TERRIBLE memory and would very much like to be the subject of an experiment to give me DVR (Digital video recording) like memory (Photographic memory is so 80s).

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I got 122 on the test.

7:58 PM

Pay for IQ results? You are smarter than that!

8:33 PM

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