Re: A study comparing 150 IQ+ persons to 180 IQ+ persons

From: Rik van Riel (
Date: Wed Aug 23 2006 - 19:18:02 MDT

kevin.osborne wrote:

> Coming back to the 150 vs 180 point now that I've had a bit of a rant
> (I've been coding for 21 hours straight x-) : the extra computation
> no doubt helps,

I don't know if it helps a whole lot. I've had almost none of
my own really good ideas while working focussed on a problem.

They just pop into my mind while commuting, cooking, sporting
or taking a shower. Random association of ideas is a wonderful
thing, and I have no idea how much it is correlated with IQ
when you get beyond a certain level...

If somebody has an idea how much the additional IQ points help
(say, between 140 and 160), that would be good information.

A general statement of "it makes a world of difference, but I
have no idea how much" is not nearly as useful ;)

What is important?  What you want to be true, or what is true?

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