IQ - A cautionary tale (Re: The ways of child prodigies)

From: Martin Striz (
Date: Thu Nov 10 2005 - 16:22:43 MST

Christopher Langan claims to have an IQ of around 195. Apparently
that's backed up by some of Hoeflin's tests. He founded the Mega
Foundation, which has a cut off of the 99.9999th percentile in
intelligence (IQ of 174+ or thereabouts). More info here:

He runs a website expounding his "cognitive-theoretic model of the
universe" (, which adds up to a bunch of
pseudoscientific nonsense.

He also criticizes Darwinism
(, writing "the field
of evolutionary biology is currently dominated by neo-Darwinism, a
troubled marriage of convenience between post-Mendelian genetics and
natural selection." Utterly laughable.

They say smart people can be dumb. Apparently superintelligent people
can be retarded.


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