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    Quote Originally Posted by Desolation View Post
    Could you please define me what intelligence is ?

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    And before you try discriminating me, yes I did pass a few IQ tests and got satisfying results.

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    The difference is that when I have an accounting test in which I perform well it means that my knowledge of accounting is above the level of my exam. When you succeed well in an IQ test, it means that your knowledge of.. wait there is no knowledge tested. It may test skills in certain fields but saying it tests intelligence is highly subjective.
    It tests your ability to solve problems that you havenot been given foreknowledge of. So it tests yoru innate problem solving skill. That is specifcalyl why the problems presented are abstract rather than specific to a particular field. It isnt testign knowledge, it is testign Intelligence, they are not the same thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cpjust View Post
    I've found that the higher a person's IQ gets the lower their social skills get, which would explain some of my faux pas.
    I'm wondering if there's a connection between IQ and Asperger Syndrome?
    Studies have shown that in general people tend to socialize most effecively with others whose IQ's are within +/- 30 pts. Marriages between individuals whose IQ's are more than 30 pts apart are 6 times mroe likely to fail than the general population. Therefore, IQ's significantly higher or lower than the norm will present the individual with fewer 'effective' social opportunities, and the appearance of being less sociable. With social contacts of the appropriate level, persons with very high or low IQ's are every bit as sociable as the general population.

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    Quote Originally Posted by abachler
    God didn't give me a 172 IQ so I could program ........ing database's and web pages.
    Quote Originally Posted by abachler
    It tests your ability to solve problems that you havenot been given foreknowledge of. So it tests yoru innate problem solving skill. That is specifcalyl why the problems presented are abstract rather than specific to a particular field. It isnt testign knowledge, it is testign Intelligence, they are not the same thing.
    Makes sense. The Clay Mathematics Institute's prize for the P=NP problem is still up for grabs, and a solution either way could help programmers (one much more than the other, admittedly), so why not go for it? That way you'll be self-employed and a millionaire.
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    I get maybe two dozen requests for help with some sort of programming or design problem every day. Most have more sense than to send me hundreds of lines of code. If they do, I ask them to find the smallest example that exhibits the problem and send me that. Mostly, they then find the error themselves. "Finding the smallest program that demonstrates the error" is a powerful debugging tool.
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    Quote Originally Posted by laserlight View Post
    Makes sense. The Clay Mathematics Institute's prize for the P=NP problem is still up for grabs, and a solution either way could help programmers (one much more than the other, admittedly), so why not go for it? That way you'll be self-employed and a millionaire.
    Similar case with the closed analytical form of the Navier Stokes equations.
    I'm not immature, I'm refined in the opposite direction.

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