As a fun little project, I used a list ranking Hip Hop artists by lyrical ability and compared it to another list ranking famous geniuses and used it to compile a list of “Hip-Hop IQ Scores”. 1. Rakim – 210 … Continue reading Hip-Hop IQ Scores
I explained this to a friend once who is concerned that her younger adult brother is likely on the high functioning end of the autism spectrum. My first question is always, how is it affecting their life? Are they having … Continue reading Should Autism Be Diagnosed If Someone Can Live With It?
Imagine this: You’re lying on your bed, peacefully playing Tetris, while there’s a circle of people running in a circular pattern around you, squawking like chickens. Occasionally somebody squawks at you and starts crying when you stare at them blankly, … Continue reading How Do Autistic People Think?
I. Introduction Why is school so boring? This is the ubiquitous question that has nagged at school-aged children ever since the inception of the now archaic Prussian system of standardized education. (“Why Is The United States Still Using The Prussian … Continue reading Interest Oriented Education: Death to Standardized Education
Nobility is largely a result of military conquest, and military conquest is the result of tyrants. Military leaders as intellectuals is a relatively new concept. Previously, the alpha was simply the strongest member of a group. Charlemagne was illiterate and … Continue reading Historically, Have The Nobility Been More Intelligent?
The standard, quantifiable definition of “gifted” denotes possessing an IQ of 130 or higher as per Psychometric testing, though there’s also musical, artistic, creative, and athletic giftedness. These are considered by many to be concrete forms of intelligence in and … Continue reading How Likely Are Two Average Parents To Have A Gifted Child?
Success in mathematics has more to do with work ethic and diligence than raw intelligence; even people that are gifted or talented in ways that are conducive to mathematical ability (spatial reasoning, pattern recognition) have to practice consistently, or else … Continue reading Is There A Such Thing As A Mathematical Brain?
Intelligent people normally don’t want to or have to prove that they’re smart, unless they have specific experiences that have caused them to doubt their intellect. Intellect is an innate characteristic which breeds certain personality traits. A big giveaway that … Continue reading How Can You Distinguish Intelligent People and Pretenders?
In response to the question of whether I’d prefer to have a child that is smart, or a hard-worker. When I was a child I was neither, and both, at the same time, so I have my own interpretation of … Continue reading Don’t Be Afraid To Be Stupid
My intellectual development was really strange. I was above grade level briefly in elementary school due to the video games I was playing containing slightly advanced vocabulary for my age. By age 8 I was average verbally, but gifted non-verbally, … Continue reading The IQ Problem