I Heart This Theory

19 09 2016

Minneapolis

Vox Day:

Remember the lesson of the Excluded: “The probability of entering and remaining in an intellectually elite profession such as Physician, Judge, Professor, Scientist, Corporate Executive, etc. increases with IQ to about 133. It then falls about 1/3 by 140. By 150 IQ the probability has fallen by 97%! In other words, a significant percentage of people with IQs over 140 are being systematically and, most likely inappropriately, excluded from the population that addresses the biggest problems of our time or who are responsible for assuring the efficient operation of social, scientific, political and economic institutions.”

Or as Taleb puts it: “Beware the semi-erudite who thinks he is an erudite. He fails to naturally detect sophistry. The IYI pathologizes others for doing things he doesn’t understand without ever realizing it is his understanding that may be limited.”

I have advanced a similar theory of my own formulation in this space and elsewhere in the recent past — That the sweet spot for the elected political class is a 115-130 IQ.  They need to be smart enough to understand the sometimes weedy and convoluted nature of the work, but if they’re much smarter, the natural arrogance that very high IQ individuals inevitably exhibit will be off-putting to voters, and they’d never win public office.

I think what is at work in Vox Day’s theory about 133 being the nexus of the organized professional intellectual elite is that as you climb into the 140s and 150s, those people think the two-faced system is beneath them, or they get frustrated with it.


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19 09 2016
jb

Somebody once said that if the vote was restricted to university Ph.D’s after the war the result would have been a Stalinist country. Poindexters should be in the lab designing weapons, not heard.

19 09 2016
panjukey

people in those fields are just smart enough to understand the rules & procedures – but few are smart enough to understand which of those rules & procedures are meaningless or BS. up to a 130 treats all rules & procedures equally & doesn’t notice that certain things are stupid or are more important than other things.

20 09 2016
131

Negroes have 130 IQs? At the good government job I work at, they sure know the rules, written and unwritten, the true priorities, and rule the roost.

19 09 2016
Harlan

I remember a boy graduated from my college when he was 10. He was on the Leno’s show, if my memory serves me correctly. When asked what he wanted to be when he grew up, he replied, “a game show host”.
I don’t know if I have ever interacted with anyone that was extremely intelligent except this one fellow who I met at work. He was as lazy as he was intelligent. And he was also socially awkward.
Don’t know how super intelligence translates in the real world. It didn’t work out real well for my friend.

19 09 2016
AnAnon

Were intelligence always good there would have been runaway selection to it until people had a risk of dying of heatstroke, so there was obviously some other limiter on it(not withstanding that heatstroke is a problem for Europeans if we head too far south).

20 09 2016
Joshua Sinistar

The steep decline in IQ is due to keeping out Whites or Affirmation of Inferiority. The downward spirals all across society and the economy are ENTIRELY DUE to exclude YT. Irregardless of the “narrative”, jew IQs are not really impressive, their SATs at Universities lag far below any Whites admitted. All the brown and black are used to distract from the reason these midwitted parasites are so vastly overrepresented. Its not intelligence or ability, its plain old ethnic nepotism here.
The Collapse is already here. They’re papering it over with fake paper play money from the Fed Monopoly, but soon even that will not stop people noticing that everything is closing down and nothing really works right anymore.

20 09 2016
Stan d Mute

The problems manifest at the same time the person’s intelligence manifests. School becomes a pointless and cruel joke. He is made to sit still all day and listen to “teachers” who aren’t his intellectual equal repeat themselves over and again to “students” who may never grasp the subject matter even if given a lifetime to study it. And thus a measure of contempt (and also of anti-authority anger at being forced into this reality) begins to fester. Meanwhile, his peers notice that our genius kid isn’t doing homework, doesn’t appear to even open his textbooks, yet gets an A+ on every exam. They also notice they have nothing in common with him. He detests the pop-culture pablum they so eagerly lap up and kids are already highly attuned to detecting social outsiders. So as early as elementary school, the “gifted” person is cast as some strange anomaly to be avoided. If the person is fortunate, he may tumble to some niche that allows him live in his separate world (see Paul Allen and Bill Gates), but many more I suspect are lost in life, perhaps learning only how to pretend at normalcy, always worried he will be found out.

Look for example at the various “high IQ societies” of which Mensa is best known. Who actually admits to being a member? Who would cite membership in such a group on their resume or share the news with co-workers, acquaintances, or even casual friends? It’s a stigma that haunts every human interaction and results in a lifetime of fear at being found out.

20 09 2016
Nightowl2548

Our school system now is busy pushing smart kids into “Art History” “Political Science” and more junk LAS degrees so a lot of really smart kids just don’t get tracked into the proper discipline. Affirmative action of course is also to blame along with feminism. Having medical schools preoccupied with having 50% female enrollment keeps out vast numbers of white males who would make excellent career doctors to hand their spot over to a chick looking to meet a Physician/Husband who practices for a few years and drops out to be a mother/housewife. Add in Blacks and Hispanics to those limited med school spots and it’s no wonder we have to import doctors from shoddy hindu medical schools.

20 09 2016
Alex the Goon

We don’t Have To import Dr. Poonjabber; we Get To. Just another Feature-not-Bug in the Fuck Whitey campaign.

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