I is Mensa now

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  1. Thalmoses

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    "A lot of people think that each person has a set number, intrinsic to their brain,"

    That is a stupid belief. It is not what I am saying. I perfectly appreciate the narrow applicability of your argument, but reject it as broadly false.

    If I receive an IQ score of 60, it is technically true that this is the computed score, and false that I am retarded. Therefore the score is both wrong and right, in different senses.
     
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    Check out the insane predictive validity of g.

    g factor (psychometrics) - Infogalactic: the planetary knowledge core | https://infogalactic.com/info/G_factor_(psychometrics)

    I'll grant to Polymath that IQ is a score on a test. Therefore I am really talking about g. Specifically, in communication I usually care about the flavor of crytallized intelligence I'll call (G passage), or the ability to read and write philosophically advanced passages of text. The content doesn't matter so much as mastery of language and the logic represented thereby, which may be fuzzy, sharp, or many-branching.

    Yes, there is a difference between the thing and the measurement, but since g has very high predictive validity, we can disregard that difference.

    Thus when we estimate some historical personage's IQ, we are usually working backwards from their standard deviations of g to give an average expected IQ score. And this is possible because the predictiveness of g also works in reverse - we can convert biographical knowledge into score estimates.
     
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    70 bucks a year. comes with a free card and a MensaMember logo you can put on all your correspondence. I went to the new member dinner. It was all triggered libtards and one big melon who announced, "Noooooooo, we can talk about anything we like."
    But we didn't. I did keep the card. All the thals are in the mensa 2A forums.

    Just have your high school send your transcript. Valid proof of IQ score right there.
     
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    That sounds terrible. (Normies get out! REEEEEE!)

    Incidentally, "We can talk about whatever we want here," rarely means that; it usually means something like, "I want you to think that I am impartial, objective, and/or open-minded." Actually, come to think of it, a lot of people do not mean what they say, and that tends to bother me.
     
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    He didn't try to hard to sell it, but I believe he meant it. He enjoyed the triggering. I assumed they'd all be libertarians or some such and started running my mouth. They said you could host a party or an activity in lieu of dues. I offered for them to come out and shoot any time they want. Thought they were going to turn green.

    Mean what you say and say what you mean. Keeps things simple. You wouldn't think it would be so hard. Bugs the shit out of me too.
     
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