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Mammuthus
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Message 52 of 92 (27139)
12-18-2002 3:33 AM
Reply to: Message 45 by zipzip
12-17-2002 5:17 PM


quote:
Originally posted by zipzip:
Fools come in all shapes, sizes, and IQs. Anybody who 1) thinks they know everything 2) refuses to listen to others and discuss things and 3) thinks much more of ones own capabilities and importance than they ought is a fool. That makes everybody a little foolish. But what I think is that big fools come along just as frequently among geniuses as among idiots.
Arrogance is another matter for another day.

This is perhaps a testable hypothesis and there may actually be data on these characterstics. Though I doubt there would be a behavioral study comparing self impressions between geniuses and idiots, I could imagine a study of say high IQ versus average IQ people for a host of different social characteristics...anybody know if this has been done academically?

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Mammuthus
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Message 62 of 92 (27173)
12-18-2002 7:59 AM
Reply to: Message 58 by Primordial Egg
12-18-2002 6:52 AM


Hi PE,
Thanks for the link but I was actually interested in something a bit different. The debate seemed to be centered on whether people with high IQ or a higher degree of education tend to be more self confident or boorish etc. than on average or whether the opposite is true.
Cheers,
M

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Mammuthus
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From: Munich, Germany
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Message 65 of 92 (27180)
12-18-2002 8:35 AM
Reply to: Message 64 by David unfamous
12-18-2002 8:27 AM


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Originally posted by David unfamous:
F: No I love my individuality, God gave that to me.
I can't but help think of the Monty Python's Life of Brian scene where Brian addresses a crowd with, "You're all individuals". The entire crowd responds in unison, "Yes, we're all individuals"
I'm sorry Funky, but I can't anything positive in enslavement and lack of free thought.

You are forgetting the one guy in the crowd who after everyone else yells "yes, we're all individuals"...says "I'm not"

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