But we still haven't heard from you, 'israeliteknight', about how your 'IQ' compares with that of Mr Barack Obama's.
I am willing to bet anything you want that his 'IQ' is VERY significantly higher than yours.
Feeling a mite nervous are we, 'israeliteknight', to take up that challenge?
Well, let me give you one that you should find much easier: if we can set up appropriate conditions that will ensure no cheating, I'm willing to give you odds that I - though I come from this underdeveloped, 'low-IQ' nation (India) - have a significantly higher real intelligence than you do.
I'm sure I'm far less intelligent than is Mr. Barack Obama - though I'd probably do considerably better on any math test than he would. He had confessed, somewhat shame-facedly as I recall, that he was rather poor at math when he was at school. I was outstandingly good at math through most of my school career, right through my engineering studies, and then right through my graduate school studies in the USA (specialising in math).
Wouldn't you to try out this challenge, Mr 'israeliteknight', since you're so hot about 'national intelligence' and other such bumph promoted by your hero-gurus Richard Lynn, Tatu Vanhanen, and others such such non-scientists (and nonsensicalists)?
For those readers here who'd like to have themselves a few laughs at stuff that's much, MUCH funnier than Ogden Nash or James Thurber, or practically ANY writer or live comedian, I strongly recommend the above two nonscientists and nonsensicalists.
By the way, even MORE amusing stuff is available from the references at the Wikipedia piece on the above two eminent 'IQ' researchers, Richard Lynn and Tatu Vanhanen: the Wikipedia entry gives you plenty of links - see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IQ_and_the_Wealth_of_Nations. You'll really have yourself a ball laughing!
Alternatively, 'israeliteknight', if you really want to give us maybe the best laughs of our lives, you might like to develop for us us a brief history of your amazingly amusing website, "THE CHRISTIAN PARTY: Father's Manifesto" (http://fathersmanifesto.net/). I for one am most keen to know just how you managed to think up all that fun stuff! Just how did you manage to *DO* it?!!!
(CAUTION TO ALL: Anyone reading through this website should make sure you have an ambulance standing by, to rush you to hospital in case you collapse from laughter! PLEASE DO NOT TREAT THIS WARNING LIGHTLY!)
(I really do feel I should recommend you, 'israeliteknight', for the prestigious "World's Funniest Man Alive!" Award. You have certainly given me more laughs than a barrel of monkeys could ever do).
Appreciatively yours, GSC ("Still Shoveling! And Laughing!")
'israeliteknight' posted Jul 10, 2014 7:40 PM (http://mathforum.org/kb/message.jspa?messageID=9515078): > "So, in an attempt to clarify if possible, I repeat: > "We in India are also thus, perhaps much more, > afflicted)". This is probably an outcome of our > mental bondage to the British over a couple of > centuries or longer. It may be useful to > understand (if such understanding is at all possible > by such as you) that, when the British first came to > India (to 'trade'), India was reckoned to be one of > the richest countries (collection of kingdoms) in the > world. It is believed that as much as 20% or more of > the world's gross national product of the world > originated from India. (Why else, after all, did the > Brit [and US traders; and others] come here to > 'trade'? They surely weren't here out of the > 'goodness of their hearts'). When the Brits finally > left, India was the 'basket case' of th e world. " > > We too were "afflicted" by the British Empire, for > longer than India was. When we got here there was > nothing, and right after the British Empire tried to > impose trinitarianism on us, we kicked them out and > performed BETTER than Britain and India combined. > Within a century and a half, the British came to us > hat in hand to save them from the nasty German > Empire. Since we never did take over India, you can't > blame your woes on us (and in fact India has > continued to implode ever since the British left). > > Canada and Australia, who also started from nothing, > are STILL "afflicted" by the British Empire, and now > they're doing much better than us, in per capita > income, test scores, personal savings rate, and much > lower crime and divorce and incarceration rates. > > SO if it's at all possible that "20% or more of the > world's gross national product of the world > originated from India", HOW did the nasty British > manage to steal it all from a population which has > Indians like you with an IQ of 173? Why is your > biggest export poverty, and why are there even more > people living under poverty in India than in all of > Africa, while there are NONE in the US and China and > England and Canada and Australia?