# As a lemon, the saddest thing in my life is knowing that I will never win

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yzqi

IQ is the best predictor of everything positive. The rest of social science is creative writing. If your IQ is less than 160, you will have a hard time. For example, you won't get a job at OpenAI.

A guy with an IQ less than 160 will typically have an easier time getting laid without paying.

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ejfw

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xmwz

this thread was just a bait made by the IQ clique. NUKE THEM

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nzpm

Yitang Zhang

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saek

this thread was just a bait made by the IQ clique. NUKE THEM

Why are mathematicians so resistant to accepting IQ as the strongest predictor of success? The guy in the thread about legacies was right: Fields medallists come from high IQ families.

No other metric in all of science is as successful as IQ. This is not talked about by the woke.

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xmwz

nobody gives a fuck. no serious mathematician has ever taken an IQ test. no serious mathematician would take seriously a 1-dimensional measure like IQ to be predictive of high dimensional things like intelligence or even success

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zwwe

nobody gives a fuck. no serious mathematician has ever taken an IQ test. no serious mathematician would take seriously a 1-dimensional measure like IQ to be predictive of high dimensional things like intelligence or even success

I think you're misunderstanding what "predictive" means. But yes, the fibers are more interesting than the image of that map.

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xmwz

nobody gives a fuck. no serious mathematician has ever taken an IQ test. no serious mathematician would take seriously a 1-dimensional measure like IQ to be predictive of high dimensional things like intelligence or even success

I think you're misunderstanding what "predictive" means. But yes, the fibers are more interesting than the image of that map.

I understand what predictive means and I stand by what I said

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osow

nobody gives a fuck. no serious mathematician has ever taken an IQ test. no serious mathematician would take seriously a 1-dimensional measure like IQ to be predictive of high dimensional things like intelligence or even success

Psychometricians searched for decades for any positive outcome not correlated with IQ, without success.

The g factor obtained through factor analysis captures the most sought after aspects of intelligence. Read Human Cognitive Abilities by Caroll. The only reason to ignore this is that you are hoping that you are smarter than you are. Maybe you don't want a regression to predict that your chance of winning the FM is below .1%, which can be hard to swallow.

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uziy

IQ is the best predictor of everything positive. The rest of social science is creative writing. If your IQ is less than 160, you will have a hard time. For example, you won't get a job at OpenAI.

This, precisely.

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uziy

nobody gives a fuck. no serious mathematician has ever taken an IQ test. no serious mathematician would take seriously a 1-dimensional measure like IQ to be predictive of high dimensional things like intelligence or even success

Hey guess what shitheed? Solomon Golomb, respected professor at USC, was a member of the Mega Society.

Stephen Hawking took an IQ test to check his brain function after falling down some steps.

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uziy

I don’t even think IQ determines the worth of a person. As I said in the OP, personality is crucial. One who is as neurotic, introverted, and disorganized as myself is bound to be a lemon. Let me take solace in my intelligence, at least, while I can.

Do you get laid with that personality?

LOOOOL, you’re too dumb to even get self-deprecation.

You deserve to get beaten to death by a troupe of monkeys, for you are a monkey.

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xmwz

IQ test can only measure how stupid you are, either by scoring low or by taking them in the first place.

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uziy

IQ is the best predictor of everything positive. The rest of social science is creative writing. If your IQ is less than 160, you will have a hard time. For example, you won't get a job at OpenAI.

A guy with an IQ less than 160 will typically have an easier time getting laid without paying.

This is false. A 160 IQ guy can devise highly effective strategies based on statistics and psychology. Do you think the 160 people are generally incapable of manipulating things to their benefit. If so, then Bill Gates, Philipe Dauman, Ed Thorp, and Warren Buffett laugh at you.

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uziy

IQ test can only measure how stupid you are, either by scoring low or by taking them in the first place.

So you think Stephen Hawking was stupid?

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zwwe
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I think you're misunderstanding what "predictive" means. But yes, the fibers are more interesting than the image of that map.

I understand what predictive means and I stand by what I said

I'm actually skeptical. For starters, the existence of a predictive variable doesn't preclude multivariate analyses.

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oqro

For anyone reading, if you derive your self worth from your IQ or mathematical ability, seriously consider therapy. You might surprise yourself in what you have to offer the world beyond your "intelligence".

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soup
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A guy with an IQ less than 160 will typically have an easier time getting laid without paying.

This is false. A 160 IQ guy can devise highly effective strategies based on statistics and psychology. Do you think the 160 people are generally incapable of manipulating things to their benefit. If so, then Bill Gates, Philipe Dauman, Ed Thorp, and Warren Buffett laugh at you.

Even Freud couldn't figure out what a woman wants, and his psychology IQ was through the roof. Thanks to Cyndi Lauper, today we have the answer. It is so much easier to check the answer than to come up with it, especially for sensitive questions like these.

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unpd

I see what you did there. Nicely done!

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ebtq

Who the fuck wants to work at ClosedAI?

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