Re: Floppy take-off

From: James Rogers (
Date: Tue Jul 31 2001 - 17:44:16 MDT

On 7/31/01 5:18 PM, "Jimmy Wales" <> wrote:
> But a .5 human intelligence, which I take to mean something like a "50 IQ",
> and the
> answer is: no, I don't think so.
> Without giving too much credence or importance to IQ scores, but using
> the concept in a loose way, we can say that (some) experts
> characterize the mentally retarded with an IQ of 25-50 as "trainable"
> rather than "educable".

I tend to look at IQ as more of a logarithmic measure of effective
intelligence. The difference between an IQ of 50 and one of 100 is more
exponential than linear, though the problem when applied to humans is that
it is more a measure of capability than results.

-James Rogers

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