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Are you a militant Atheist?

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« Reply #30 on: August 24, 2010, 18:20:23 PM »


anybody who has done this mensa test?  any ideas on how this works?  or am i getting it all wrong here?
Yes, I've done the test (and been a mensa member for about 20 years).  It doesn't matter if you're bad at, say, maths.  If you score in the top 2 percentile on any section of the test you pass.
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« Reply #31 on: August 24, 2010, 18:24:22 PM »

Sounds like you guys had lots of fun teasing the Mensans, sorry I missed it.

133 on the Stanford-Binet scale.

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Wow, and still so many theists? That's kind of sad, maybe they need to raise the bar a bit higher. Tongue
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« Reply #32 on: August 24, 2010, 19:57:00 PM »

Applications for Dofsa are now invited. Kindly note that pitching up for the admissions exam will be cause for immediate disqualification. Successful members will meet on Fridays, and to keep club expenses down, are encouraged to bring their own crayons.

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« Reply #33 on: August 24, 2010, 20:03:26 PM »

You seem to be well informed, Mintaka.   How so?   Are Dofsa and Densa affiliated?
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« Reply #34 on: August 24, 2010, 20:10:16 PM »

Densa? DENSA!!! Its been done before!

Oh dear - nothing original left. Daar le reeds spore op die maan - KdP Grin.

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« Reply #35 on: August 24, 2010, 20:14:10 PM »

My IQ and my age recently parted.   I feel a lot younger.
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« Reply #36 on: August 25, 2010, 08:51:03 AM »

Sounds like you guys had lots of fun teasing the Mensans, sorry I missed it.

Wow, and still so many theists? That's kind of sad, maybe they need to raise the bar a bit higher. Tongue
Brilliant post heheh.

There is actually some evidence that there is a direct inverse correlation between IQ and religiosity. i.e. the higher the IQ the less likely to be religious. Out of the Top 600 IQ in the world, not one believes in God (or so I have been told).

And this is the second reason I stopped attending Mensa back in the 90s. In Pretoria I was the ONLY atheist (go figure) and so apart from the pretentiousness I also found them to be a little bit too stupid (okay, now I am being pretentious and arrogant but WTF??? How did they qualify for Mensa if they were still Christians? Didn't make sense - still doesn't). Yes PG, even though I was their guest speaker, I took a jab at them. The really smart ones found it funny (like gcg, BoogieM and Mandarb) and the doff ones (the Christians) were offended. It was fun. (In fairness to Mensa Jhb, about half the room indicated they were atheists - impressive number - and we did meet some cool folk who were not arrogant or pretentious)
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« Reply #37 on: August 25, 2010, 09:26:27 AM »

AAAw you guys make me feel all left out here in Durbs...sounds as if you had a good one Steve...well done. Concerning intelligence as opposed to the Intelligence Quotient (IQ) the latter is merely a 'quotient' or score compiled mostly in western countries with western value systems and were considered by the unions and educationists in the new SA as discriminatory hence the cessation of its use. Quite frankly it was a hideous tool used, abused and misused by teachers to create self-fulfilling prophecies about a learner's performance...remember they had access to your score...so if you scored high you got special smiles and favours and more attention...the poor kid with a dof score was lumped into the low class and had to plod on...jy sien hy's maar dom! About 'intelligence'... research seems to indicate there are different types of intelligence, I forget all the types, but language is one, mathematics another,sports (physical intelligence) another and so on. That's why Stevo says he sometimes feel dof about some things....very few people can claim to be 'gifted' in all types and that's OK. So MENSA take a hike....will you allow a genius sportsperson like say Tiger Woods or Naas Botha who may be poor at your IQ tests???
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« Reply #38 on: August 25, 2010, 09:49:29 AM »

AAAw you guys make me feel all left out here in Durbs...sounds as if you had a good one Steve...well done. Concerning intelligence as opposed to the Intelligence Quotient (IQ) the latter is merely a 'quotient' or score compiled mostly in western countries with western value systems and were considered by the unions and educationists in the new SA as discriminatory hence the cessation of its use. Quite frankly it was a hideous tool used, abused and misused by teachers to create self-fulfilling prophecies about a learner's performance...remember they had access to your score...so if you scored high you got special smiles and favours and more attention...the poor kid with a dof score was lumped into the low class and had to plod on...jy sien hy's maar dom! About 'intelligence'... research seems to indicate there are different types of intelligence, I forget all the types, but language is one, mathematics another,sports (physical intelligence) another and so on. That's why Stevo says he sometimes feel dof about some things....very few people can claim to be 'gifted' in all types and that's OK. So MENSA take a hike....will you allow a genius sportsperson like say Tiger Woods or Naas Botha who may be poor at your IQ tests???
I agree 100%. IQ is too vague to be considered much use in the real world. But EQ? Now THERE is a thing. The ability to withhold immediate pleasure for the sake of future gain. I can't drive home from the shops with an unopened bag of licorice.
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