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Posted: 13 February 2011 08:50 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 136 ]
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Jerciron, we’ve all been down this road with psikeyhackr. I don’t think there is a conspiracy theory out there, no matter how improbable, that he is unwilling to embrace wholeheartedly with his ‘Mensa level’ IQ…

Some of the worst thinkers I know are Mensa members.  It just goes to show ya that being good at taking tests is not a good measure of intelligence.

I was just telling someone else the same thing. I think it comes down to the personality of the people who need to have their intelligence validated, perhaps they feel inadequate in other parts of their lives. Everyone I know who admit to /boast of belonging to Mensa are loony.

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Posted: 13 February 2011 09:12 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 137 ]
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Rocinante - 13 February 2011 07:07 PM

John Forbes Nash, Jr.

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Posted: 13 February 2011 09:14 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 138 ]
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citizenschallenge.pm - 13 February 2011 09:12 PM
Rocinante - 13 February 2011 07:07 PM

John Forbes Nash, Jr.

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A Beautiful Mind

Based on a true story.

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Posted: 13 February 2011 09:14 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 139 ]
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citizenschallenge.pm - 13 February 2011 09:12 PM
Rocinante - 13 February 2011 07:07 PM

John Forbes Nash, Jr.

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As in A Beautiful Mind (the movie).

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Posted: 13 February 2011 09:15 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 140 ]
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wink Seems great minds think alike.

Edit: Wikipedia on John Nash

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Posted: 13 February 2011 09:37 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 141 ]
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DarronS - 13 February 2011 09:15 PM

wink Seems great minds think alike.

Edit: Wikipedia on John Nash

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Posted: 13 February 2011 09:41 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 142 ]
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Oh, that John Forbes Nash, Jr..
I was too lazy to look it up and was hoping someone had a fun story.
I saw the movie, even have vague memories of listening to the book back when.

Actually come to think of it, it was a pretty good movie.

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Posted: 14 February 2011 12:30 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 143 ]
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A number of years ago a short paper by two Mensa guys was printed in the L.A. Times.  They felt that for the good of our species less capable humans should be euthanized.  I wrote a letter to the editor saying that I completely agreed with them and since we are a social species which requires mutual understanding or empathy among the members, I admired both of the Mensa guys for demonstrating they should be the first to be euthanized for their complete lack of empathy.

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Posted: 14 February 2011 07:24 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 144 ]
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I think that eugenics is a pretty dumb idea. If the case of a major disaster artificially selected animals (including humans) and plants would have a very difficult time to survive. Artificially selected life only works as long as we maintain the status quo, which, as we know from our history, doesn’t usually last that long. People who promote eugenics have no idea how evolution works.

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Posted: 14 February 2011 02:09 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 145 ]
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Occam. - 14 February 2011 12:30 AM

A number of years ago a short paper by two Mensa guys was printed in the L.A. Times.  They felt that for the good of our species less capable humans should be euthanized.  I wrote a letter to the editor saying that I completely agreed with them and since we are a social species which requires mutual understanding or empathy among the members, I admired both of the Mensa guys for demonstrating they should be the first to be euthanized for their complete lack of empathy.

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Hmmm, Lord Monckton has outstanding IQ, I wonder if he’s a Mensa member.
Do you know that back when the AIDS crisis was starting he had a great solution.  He is still heard to defend it by saying if the world’s leaders had only heeded his warning we wouldn’t have today situation:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christopher_Monckton,_3rd_Viscount_Monckton_of_Brenchley
In an article for The American Spectator entitled “AIDS: A British View”, written for the magazine’s January 1987 issue, he argued that “there is only one way to stop AIDS. That is to screen the entire population regularly and to quarantine all carriers of the disease for life.

Every member of the population should be blood-tested every month ... all those found to be infected with the virus, even if only as carriers, should be isolated compulsorily, immediately, and permanently.” This would involve isolating between 1.5 and 3 million people in the United States (“not altogether impossible”) and another 30,000 people in the UK (“not insuperably difficult”).[34]


... and you thought you already had plenty of reasons to despise the man?

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Posted: 14 February 2011 03:43 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 146 ]
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Note that I wasn’t really promoting eugenics, just saying in a wise-ass way that those jerks were candidates for what they proposed for others.

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Posted: 14 February 2011 06:28 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 147 ]
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Occam. - 14 February 2011 03:43 PM

Note that I wasn’t really promoting eugenics, just saying in a wise-ass way that those jerks were candidates for what they proposed for others.

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Of course you weren’t. I think I have known you long enough now, Occam, to know when you’re joking and when you’re being serious.

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Posted: 14 February 2011 08:21 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 148 ]
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Occam. - 14 February 2011 03:43 PM

Note that I wasn’t really promoting eugenics, just saying in a wise-ass way that those jerks were candidates for what they proposed for others.

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and I thought you were just dramatizing the stupidity of their argument. . .

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Posted: 14 August 2011 07:07 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 149 ]
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Oh boy, crop circles go high tech:

Physics Could Be Behind the Secrets of Crop-Circle Artists

ScienceDaily (Aug. 1, 2011) — In this month’s edition of Physics World, Richard Taylor, director of the Materials Science Institute at the University of Oregon, takes a serious, objective look at a topic that critics might claim is beyond scientific understanding—crop circles.

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Posted: 14 August 2011 10:48 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 150 ]
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citizenschallenge.pm - 14 August 2011 07:07 PM

Oh boy, crop circles go high tech:

Physics Could Be Behind the Secrets of Crop-Circle Artists

ScienceDaily (Aug. 1, 2011) — In this month’s edition of Physics World, Richard Taylor, director of the Materials Science Institute at the University of Oregon, takes a serious, objective look at a topic that critics might claim is beyond scientific understanding—crop circles.

Crop circles, those damn supernatural aliens!

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