> Why would someone's IQ rating be a recommendation of anything about
> them?

Well, someone who's 8 feet tall is not necessarily going to be good at
basketball, or even have the other abilities needed to excel at
basketball, BUT I think it seems reasonable to think that it might be
interesting to watch them play.  More interesting than watching
someone who's 6 feet tall...if for no other reason than sheer novelty.

And so, I pressed forward past the first paragraph.

Langan does seem to have some peculiar personality quirks, but he's
had a peculiar life, so it's not clear what would be the most likely
explanation for that.

But, all of that is neither here nor there.  What I'm curious about is
whether there's anything to what he says.

I agree with Russell's point, many of the things I found online that
Langan has written do seem to be obscure to the point of drivel.

However, the previous link I posted was reasonably well written, and
he has another one here:

http://www.iscid.org/papers/Langan_CTMU_092902.pdf

If you ignore the stuff about the possibility of "intelligent design"
in the opening section, he makes some interesting points in the
following sections.

But, if you say it's all crap, I have no problem with that.  I'm not
here to advocate for Langan.  Just to see what people's opinions are.
It's all good.  Peace brothers!



On Sat, May 30, 2009 at 8:03 PM, Kim Jones <kimjo...@ozemail.com.au> wrote:
>
> Why would someone's IQ rating be a recommendation of anything about
> them?
>
> People like Langan long ago fell into the "Intelligence Trap". They
> have an exaggerated need to be "right" about everything all the time.
> They are usually unable to think about anything from a perspective
> other than the one they long ago decided was the "right" perspective.
>
> They don't know how to listen to others. They are usually unable to
> restructure the available information in such a way that they can draw
> new perspectives from it. Please do not extoll the virtues of anything
> as anachronistic and mythical as somebody's supposed "high IQ". I
> could put a thinking test in front of him that would defeat him
> totally, yet be easily done by a 7 year old.
>
> Kim Jones
>
>
>
> On 31/05/2009, at 9:16 AM, russell standish wrote:
>
>>> Obviously the main reason to pay much attention to it is that Langan
>>> has an IQ of between 190 and 210.  Which kept me going past the first
>>> paragraph, which is when I would otherwise have stopped.
>
>
> >
>

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