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Science Says “Smart People Are Idiots”

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#16    Michelle

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Posted 08 December 2013 - 02:59 AM

The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.


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Posted 08 December 2013 - 03:11 AM

View PostMichelle, on 08 December 2013 - 02:59 AM, said:

The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.
If you know you know nothing then you know something.


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Posted 08 December 2013 - 03:29 AM

The article is written like a Mensa test, trick questions.


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Posted 08 December 2013 - 04:10 AM

Smart people can do some crazy things. Example, engineers designed to put the fuel pump of a vehicle inside the gas tank
because fuel pumps now days are designed for electronic ignition. When vehicles had carburetors the fuel pump was mechanical
and located outside the tank. This made easier access for the auto tech to remove and replace a faulty pump. Now the tech has to
remove the gas tank in order to get to the pump. The electronic pump maybe more efficient but it cost more labor hours to replace
if it malfunctions.

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Posted 08 December 2013 - 04:21 AM

View PostFrank Merton, on 08 December 2013 - 01:40 AM, said:

I'm gonna vent here: there is not a damn thing wrong with being smart.

I agree :)
Any one that thinks logically instead of just doing an impulsive but wrong  math formula, is an idiot in the article?
The real idiots are the ones calling the others idiots LOL


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Posted 08 December 2013 - 04:22 AM

of course, if the test questions themselves were designed by smart people, then we're all in trouble.

if you were to ask me if i considered myself smart or not, i'd have to answer "three".


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Posted 08 December 2013 - 04:25 AM

View PostHawkin, on 08 December 2013 - 04:10 AM, said:

Smart people can do some crazy things. Example, engineers designed to put the fuel pump of a vehicle inside the gas tank
because fuel pumps now days are designed for electronic ignition. When vehicles had carburetors the fuel pump was mechanical
and located outside the tank. This made easier access for the auto tech to remove and replace a faulty pump. Now the tech has to
remove the gas tank in order to get to the pump. The electronic pump maybe more efficient but it cost more labor hours to replace
if it malfunctions.

That's called profit smart to get people back in for maintenance with more hours :(


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Posted 08 December 2013 - 04:48 AM

View Postseaturtlehorsesnake, on 08 December 2013 - 04:22 AM, said:

of course, if the test questions themselves were designed by smart people, then we're all in trouble.

if you were to ask me if i considered myself smart or not, i'd have to answer "three".

Like beauty is in the eye of the beholder so is smartness.

What good are questions to  judge the way someone else thinks to judge if they are smart?
It's all about knowledge or personal gifts. whatever they happen to be, and how  they are applied in real life.

I  thought the trick question through and got 47 and am able to read but that doesn't mean I'm smarter than one who can't read or came up with 24!

All of  us are idots in some areas and all of us smart in other areas.  Smart is using what you have and if you don't, you're an idiot LOL


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Posted 08 December 2013 - 05:58 AM

View PostWhite Unicorn, on 08 December 2013 - 04:25 AM, said:

That's called profit smart to get people back in for maintenance with more hours :(
True. They make cars more complex so the "do it yourselfer" can't service their own car so they have to take it to a shop.
It's using intelligence to exploit others rather then using intelligence to help.

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Posted 08 December 2013 - 06:27 AM

View PostFrank Merton, on 08 December 2013 - 01:40 AM, said:

I'm gonna vent here: there is not a damn thing wrong with being smart.

Actually it is . Smart ppl always would see so many potential probabilities a way/decision can turn that they won't be able to know which one is the most appropriate rational handling procedure,  making them looking like slow retards lacking spontaneity.

Edited by qxcontinuum, 08 December 2013 - 06:30 AM.


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Posted 08 December 2013 - 08:48 AM

Confucius say :- smart person is one who keeps quiet and listens to people making fools of themselves.

(1) try your best, ............if that dont work.
(2) try your second best, ........if that dont work
(3) give up you aint gonna win

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Posted 08 December 2013 - 08:53 AM

View Postqxcontinuum, on 08 December 2013 - 06:27 AM, said:

Actually it is . Smart ppl always would see so many potential probabilities a way/decision can turn that they won't be able to know which one is the most appropriate rational handling procedure,  making them looking like slow retards lacking spontaneity.

If they're really smart wouldn't they be able to see the best route logically?

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Posted 08 December 2013 - 12:25 PM

View PostWhite Unicorn, on 08 December 2013 - 04:48 AM, said:


...All of  us are idots in some areas and all of us smart in other areas.  Smart is using what you have and if you don't, you're an idiot LOL

Good observation. Dr. Howard Gardner (Harvard professor) proposed awhile back that there isn't just one form of intelligence, but rather multiple forms of intelligence. For example, one could be mathematically highly intelligent and socially not too bright.

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Posted 08 December 2013 - 12:35 PM

I don't consider myself that smart, but compared to some people, I'm a friggin genius. And I'm not saying certificate wise - "common sense" wise, I mean I wonder how they're still alive. Then I met people who can barely read, but they're wise, those I love.


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Posted 08 December 2013 - 03:55 PM

The school is looking for 3 wise men for the Xmas play..no body wants to be the donkey, and Joe's beard keeps falling off.So where do they get 3 wise men from, obviously not here. ...............

(1) try your best, ............if that dont work.
(2) try your second best, ........if that dont work
(3) give up you aint gonna win





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