How smart are you?

October 15, 2013

brainAre you Mensa smart?

Mensa, the club for people with high IQs, is having its national testing date on Saturday Oct. 19. In San Luis Obispo County testing will be given at the SeaVenture Resort in Pismo Beach at 9 a.m.

Mensa is a social organization comprised of people who score in the top 2 percent on Mensa tests. There are over 60,000 members in the United States alone and over 150 special interest groups that socialize or share interests in specific subjects.

The Mensa admission’s test takes two hours to complete and includes tests featuring questions involving logic and deductive reasoning. If you score at or above the 98th percentile on either of the two tests, you’ll qualify and be invited to join Mensa.

To schedule a test in San Luis Obispo County, call (805) 235-5925. For testing in Santa Barbara County, call (805) 450-6681. There is a $40 fee for testing.

 


18 Comments

  1. Slowerfaster says:

    The highest estimated IQ known is Ludwig Wittgenstein, and he changed his mind.

    Einstein never could figure out how to drive a car.

    Marie Curie discovered radium, but didn’t know that it was slowly poisoning her, leading to her death.

    Most of the ‘geniuses’ before the Age of Enlightenment thought that the earth was flat and that the sun revolved around the earth daily ( or they were smart enough not to write the truth or discuss it publicly ).

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    • Ted Slanders says:

      Brother Slowerfaster,

      In your inference regarding the Age of Enlightenment, were you disparaging us Christians by having to believe that the earth is flat because the bible tells us so? Sir, since when do you know more than the Hebrew-Christian God’s word in this respect?

      As Christians, we have to accept that the earth is a flat disk (Isa 42.5) resting on a foundation or pillars (Job 9.6). It is surrounded by the ocean (Pss 24.2; 136.6). It has four corners (Isa 11.12; Ezek 7.2; job 37.3; 38.13, and Revelation 7:1 refers to “the four corners of the earth,” and corners are not generally associated with spheres)

      There’re many other biblical factors about how the earth is perceived that goes directly against Satanic Science, and as Christians, we have to fight against this entity and uphold God’s word in every way!

      I will pray for you tonight to have further “biblical enlightenment!”

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  2. SandyK says:

    I wouldn’t want to join any club, or organization that would have me as a member….my uncle did tell me that I was a smart ass though…

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  3. slomike says:

    I guess we know who are not in Mensa. I had my suspicions.

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  4. Pelican1 says:

    Half of being smart is knowing what you are dumb about.

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  5. abigchocoholic says:

    How smart are you?
    ————-
    Smart enough to know better than to join a group of egotistical jerks.

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    • Ted Slanders says:

      abigchocoholic,

      Are you a member of one of the divisions of Christianity?

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  6. shelworth says:

    Too bad there’s not a “common sense” test, that would be the club worth belonging to. Probably not many members though.

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    • kayaknut says:

      Certainly no elected officials would be members as well as very few governmental administration appointees

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  7. Slowerfaster says:

    If a person is that smart, why would they shell out $40 to have someone else say so ?

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    • r0y says:

      That same logic (which I agree with, btw) can be applied to higher education: why pay people to tell you what to read and write, if you’re really smart, you can figure all that out on your own. I mean, what *truly* is education? Having others tell you what to do and how to do it? Or doing it on your own?

      This, of course, does not take into account TRAINING, which we often do need others to instruct us, so we are not re-inventing the wheel (think medicine and other specialized fields).

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      • Ted Slanders says:

        r0y,

        So true r0y, I have “trained” you ad infinitum pertaining to the Hebrew-Christian God’s true words within the scriptures, that I have forgotten in how many times this was done.

        You can thank me later.

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  8. r0y says:

    They’re so smart they still have to go out to get people to take tests? Ever heard of the internet?

    Why rent a room, put up all those funds and all that hassle when one could centrally administer the test. Besides, they should be smart enough to make it work, right?

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  9. slomike says:

    If you are an old-timer, you can send MENSA a photocopy of your SATs over 1300 and qualify.

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    • LameCommenter says:

      My LSAT was 709. Does that qualify?

      That’ll tell you what an old timer I am. Was 99th percentile, or so I was told.

      Given the obvious functional decay evidenced by my postings, does that old good score even still COUNT ?

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      • slomike says:

        You’re in! Prior to 1982 you need 662 or above. Welcome to Mensahood.

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        • LameCommenter says:

          Well, a bit of encouraging news. My thanks, Mike. Somewhere in the diploma stack there is probably printout of that score, so I suppose I could skip the test and apply. However, I’ve never really given myself much credit given a lifetime of blunders and missteps in investing, so I’m not certain membership is for me. It’s probably an exhilarating organization for those that enjoy it.

          I appear to have preferred public and community service, and if there’s an organization for too many obscure boards and commissions and too many trophy gavel plaques, I could go UberMensa in that one. My lack of mental skill is evidenced by how many times I got hoodwinked into yet another organization or cause.

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