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20. Thomas Young: IQ 200 - British, white
19. Gottfried Leibniz: IQ 205 - German, white
18. Rudolf Clausius: 205 - German, white
17. Willard Gibbs: IQ 210 - American, white
16. Nathan Leopold: IQ 210 - American, white
15. James Maxwell: IQ 210 - British, white
14. William Shakespeare: IQ 210 - British, white
13. Albert Einstein: IQ 215 - German, white
12. Isaac Newton: IQ 220 - Birtish, white
11. Nikola Tesla: IQ 220 - Serbian, white
10. Leonardo da Vinci: IQ 220 - Italian, white
9. Johann Goethe: IQ 225 - German, white
8. Christopher Hirata: IQ 225 - American, East Asian
7. Vishalini: IQ 225 - Indian, South Asian
6. Marylin Vos Sevant: IQ 228 - American, white
5. Terence Tao: IQ 230 - Australian, East Asian
4. Carl Gauss: IQ 250-300 - German, white
3. Ainan Cawley: IQ 263-349 - Singaporean, Southeast Asian
2. Marnen Laibow-Koser: IQ 268 - American, white
1. William James Sidis: IQ 273 - American, white
 
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20. Thomas Young: IQ 200 - British, white
19. Gottfried Leibniz: IQ 205 - German, white
18. Rudolf Clausius: 205 - German, white
17. Willard Gibbs: IQ 210 - American, white
16. Nathan Leopold: IQ 210 - American, white
15. James Maxwell: IQ 210 - British, white
14. William Shakespeare: IQ 210 - British, white
13. Albert Einstein: IQ 215 - German, white
12. Isaac Newton: IQ 220 - Birtish, white
11. Nikola Tesla: IQ 220 - Serbian, white
10. Leonardo da Vinci: IQ 220 - Italian, white
9. Johann Goethe: IQ 225 - German, white
8. Christopher Hirata: IQ 225 - American, East Asian
7. Vishalini: IQ 225 - Indian, South Asian
6. Marylin Vos Sevant: IQ 228 - American, white
5. Terence Tao: IQ 230 - Australian, East Asian
4. Carl Gauss: IQ 250-300 - German, white
3. Ainan Cawley: IQ 263-349 - Singaporean, Southeast Asian
2. Marnen Laibow-Koser: IQ 268 - American, white
1. William James Sidis: IQ 273 - American, white

Firstly, it is getting tiring watching you consistently post things that are indirectly racist.
Secondly, you don't seem to know how IQ is measured. MOST of the people on that list never had an IQ test and their IQ's were ESTIMATED, which means absolutely nothing.
Thirdly, it is common courtesy on message boards that when you start a thread, you actually ADD to the discussion by continuing to post on the thread.
And lastly, it is also common courtesy on message boards to NOT start truckloads of threads at the same time. So many new threads don't get much play.
 
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Do you have a source? Or, better yet, a point?

IQ testing wasn't invented until the early 1900s. Where are you getting your "information"?
 

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His point is white supremacy

All it could prove is that IQ tests are slanted towards the education white people are given
 

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Firstly, it is getting tiring watching you consistently post things that are indirectly racist.
Secondly, you don't seem to know how IQ is measured. MOST of the people on that list never had an IQ test and their IQ's were ESTIMATED, which means absolutely nothing.
Thirdly, it is common courtesy on message boards that when you start a thread, you actually ADD to the discussion by continuing to post on the thread.
And lastly, it is also common courtesy on message boards to NOT start truckloads of threads at the same time. So many new threads don't get much play.

IQ tests are like flashlights in a deep dark forest. You can make out a tree. But trees are there without the flashlight.
 

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So what and who cares?

Fill us in.
 

CaptainCourtesy

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The truth cannot be racist..

When you figure out the truth, let us all know. Then we can assess your premise above.
 

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20. Thomas Young: IQ 200 - British, white
19. Gottfried Leibniz: IQ 205 - German, white
18. Rudolf Clausius: 205 - German, white
17. Willard Gibbs: IQ 210 - American, white
16. Nathan Leopold: IQ 210 - American, white
15. James Maxwell: IQ 210 - British, white
14. William Shakespeare: IQ 210 - British, white
13. Albert Einstein: IQ 215 - German, white
12. Isaac Newton: IQ 220 - Birtish, white
11. Nikola Tesla: IQ 220 - Serbian, white
10. Leonardo da Vinci: IQ 220 - Italian, white
9. Johann Goethe: IQ 225 - German, white
8. Christopher Hirata: IQ 225 - American, East Asian
7. Vishalini: IQ 225 - Indian, South Asian
6. Marylin Vos Sevant: IQ 228 - American, white
5. Terence Tao: IQ 230 - Australian, East Asian
4. Carl Gauss: IQ 250-300 - German, white
3. Ainan Cawley: IQ 263-349 - Singaporean, Southeast Asian
2. Marnen Laibow-Koser: IQ 268 - American, white
1. William James Sidis: IQ 273 - American, white

I suspect bias.
 

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When you figure out the truth, let us all know. Then we can assess your premise above.

The truth is that IQ is largely genetic and those that can't handle the truth can whine and cry racist all they want but it will never make it not so.
 

CaptainCourtesy

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The truth is that IQ is largely genetic and those that can't handle the truth can whine and cry racist all they want but it will never make it not so.

The truth is that IQ can be genetic, but because IQ testing tests only a certain aspect of intelligence, we really don't know what the complete truth is; the only people who claim to know what the complete truth is in this matter tend to be ignorant on IQ testing in general.
 

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Nope... Mostly genetic.. But there are outliers among all... That means we could see a genius come from the Congo, or a moron from Korea..

It's always important to quote one's entire post so your response doesn't look irrelevant... as what you posted just did.

It is the best measure of intelligence known to man..

Key on "known to man" and that certainly leaves doubt.
 

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I disagree..

Your agreement is irrelevant... unless you want to consistently look either dishonest or inaccurate because you only quoted/addressed part of a post. If you're OK with that, feel free to continue.
 

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20. Thomas Young: IQ 200 - British, white
19. Gottfried Leibniz: IQ 205 - German, white
18. Rudolf Clausius: 205 - German, white
17. Willard Gibbs: IQ 210 - American, white
16. Nathan Leopold: IQ 210 - American, white
15. James Maxwell: IQ 210 - British, white
14. William Shakespeare: IQ 210 - British, white
13. Albert Einstein: IQ 215 - German, white
12. Isaac Newton: IQ 220 - Birtish, white
11. Nikola Tesla: IQ 220 - Serbian, white
10. Leonardo da Vinci: IQ 220 - Italian, white
9. Johann Goethe: IQ 225 - German, white
8. Christopher Hirata: IQ 225 - American, East Asian
7. Vishalini: IQ 225 - Indian, South Asian
6. Marylin Vos Sevant: IQ 228 - American, white
5. Terence Tao: IQ 230 - Australian, East Asian
4. Carl Gauss: IQ 250-300 - German, white
3. Ainan Cawley: IQ 263-349 - Singaporean, Southeast Asian
2. Marnen Laibow-Koser: IQ 268 - American, white
1. William James Sidis: IQ 273 - American, white

Hmmm, how do you explain you?
 

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Firstly, it is getting tiring watching you consistently post things that are indirectly racist.
Secondly, you don't seem to know how IQ is measured. MOST of the people on that list never had an IQ test and their IQ's were ESTIMATED, which means absolutely nothing.
Thirdly, it is common courtesy on message boards that when you start a thread, you actually ADD to the discussion by continuing to post on the thread.
And lastly, it is also common courtesy on message boards to NOT start truckloads of threads at the same time. So many new threads don't get much play.

I don't think there's anything about this thread that is indirect. The intent is clear (IMO).
 

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The truth is that IQ is largely genetic and those that can't handle the truth can whine and cry racist all they want but it will never make it not so.

The 'heritability' of intelligence is around 0.68 to 0.78 in adulthood, but as low as 0.45 to 0.5 in childhood.

"Because the heritability of g is low at a young age and increases toward adulthood, Robert Plomin of the Institute of Psychiatry in London theorizes that smart people seek out stimuli that accentuate or cultivate their genetic predisposition. "It may be more appropriate to think of about g as an appetite rather than an aptitude.""
~ Intelligence: The History of Psychometrics

Obviously to say that intelligence is largely genetic is a fundamental misunderstanding even at the level of parents and children. Intelligence comes from our brains, not our genes, and while our genes play a big role in brain development, they're not the only factor by a long shot. Even a group of children born to genius parents will have far lower IQs if they're brought up poorly nourished in unstimulating environments with little opportunity for intellectual curiousity and development. Brains, like our muscles or any other part of our body, need nutrients and exercise to reach their full potential.

Even more fundamentally, heritability of intelligence from parents to children says nothing whatsoever about whether one 'race' is smarter than another. Such simple statements of 'truth' (which are themselves not even correct!) are designed to appeal to scientifically illiterate people who are predisposed towards particular conclusions, to provide a flimsy pretense of stark objectivity behind which to hide the prejudice.
 

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I say we should take any of those geniuses and set them out in a jungle with a spear and nothing else...

...and then lets see how their genius allows them to survive, let alone thrive.

"Street smarts" (or jungle smarts) often trump genius when survival is the goal.
 

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I don't see TobyOne on that list so it can't be all that accurate.
 

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The original poster is what I call a fire starter. They post inflammatory, then run off. Best to ignore
 
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