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High IQ Societies for Outsiders

November 24, 2016

Mensa, Triple Nine Society, Prometheus; these are not secret societies inhabited by the special elect, but open non profit organizations with select/private membership. By non profit, think of the status the Tea Party attempted to get in order for massive donations to come in, which the IRS blocked, sabotaged, and use to harass the donors and organizers in a specially targeted act before the 2012 elections in the USA.

These are non profit but also non political alliances and loose societies. They function with a email list, chapters (like local churches in the Southern Baptists), as well as a magazine or journal (like peer review journals and scholarly products). While studying this subject, as an adjunct or tangent to the 2400 scored SAT vs the older 1600 scored SAT, I found an interesting article that was published in one of these aforementioned journals, concerning scholarship on high IQ individuals.

Much of the conclusions tend to line up with what I have already discovered on my own, and deduced using my own methods. It’s nice to see someone who can do the same, even though we exist on different time-space coordinate. I’m not a member of Mensa nor are my gifts quantified by mental energy or standardized testing. What they term the gifted, those below or above IQ 150, qualifies for about 2+-% of humanity. The upper part that is. I am merely above average, during early tests showed me in the 90-95% more or less on various IQ related tests. I do not have the mental energy or inherent abilities of the prodigies or geniuses, yet I am high enough in the echelon hierarchy to understand them as well as “rotate down” higher level material to my level, which is digestible by a far larger proportion of humans. It’s not a method I came up with, but something I discovered when looking at various martial arts teaching methodologies online. Some instructors had a natural or innate ability to “rotate down” material they understand to verbal-linguistics.

To give a minor example, the statistical inferences and methods used by Grady is easy to understand. Yet I came to the same conclusion he did, using my own methods, the ability to analyze human behavior and infer the cause of it. In this specific case, looking at autism and how society has treated them, easily allowed me to infer the conclusion that many of those high level savant talents are malformed and turned to self destructive tendencies by the idiocy or corruption of human society. Humans don’t understand idiot savants, and as a result those with autism, even the higher functioning Asperger’s, become less and less capable of functioning in normal society. This distorts and destroys their ability to use their gifts, which causes a correlative decrease in their own stability and potential growth. But before the “autistic” label came out and drugs were used to treat them, there were individuals that had several savant level abilities who did conform well to society, and even managed to learn enough languages to explain his phenomenon to the world via a book. As Grady supplied, it is not high IQ or the kind/level of gifts which corrupt or damage humans, it is the environment they are around and how they manage to manipulate/control their own abilities to adapt to that environment.

On the other hand, I do understand personally what the High IQ societies speak of when comparing themselves to the rest of humanity. There is indeed a distance, between people who can understand these concepts and people like Newton who had to come up with calculus to even write in mathematics what he was seeing with gravity laws. Trying to explain my original hypothesis and conclusions, which often turn out to be correct to the chagrin of the modern scientific consensus quo, to the rest of humanity is pretty much pointless. Either they’ll figure it out on their own, or they will not. Explaining things is useless for people who cannot form the ideas on their own initiative.

As for Socrates, he was also a hoplite citizen warrior, so intelligence is probably not merely mental. It is also spiritual and physical. I do agree with the idea that only the highest of humanity tend to have the talent and will to develop that talent, which pulls the rest of humanity forward in knowledge and progress. But those individuals are the worst ones to lead or guide humans on that path, they can only carve a new one. The IQ difference between a leader and its followers can only accommodate about 30 points of difference, which is something else I’ve also witnessed. Feudalism and delegation starts sounding better and better. The idea of a purely centralized totalitarian system for the governing of humans only works when they reduce all humans to livestock or make “equal” humanity’s talents/gifts. It is a rather moronic idea, as expected of New Eden globalists and utopians. Other than a God level power, it’s impractical, if not impossible.

There still remain, however, four adjustment problems that continue to perplex the gifted throughout their lives, two applying to all levels of giftedness, and two applying almost exclusively to the exceptionally gifted–i.e. those with childhood IQs above 170, or adult Concept Mastery test (T) scores above 155.
One of the problems faced by all gifted persons is learning to focus their efforts for prolonged periods of time. Since so much comes easily to them, they may never acquire the self-discipline necessary to use their gifts to the fullest. Hollingworth describes how the habit begins.
Where the gifted child drifts in the school unrecognized, working chronically below his capacity (even though young for his grade), he receives daily practice in habits of idleness and daydreaming. His abilities never receive the stimulus of genuine challenge, and the situation tends to form in him the expectation of an effortless existence [3, p. 258].
But if the “average” gifted child tends to acquire bad adjustment habits in the ordinary schoolroom, the exceptionally gifted have even more problems. Hollingworth continues:
Children with IQs up to 150 get along in the ordinary course of school life quite well, achieving excellent marks without serious effort. But children above this mental status become almost intolerably bored with school work if kept in lockstep with unselected pupils of their own age. Children who rise above 170 IQ are liable to regard school with indifference or with positive dislike, for they find nothing in the work to absorb their interest. This condition of affairs, coupled with the supervision of unseeing and unsympathetic teachers, has sometimes led even to truancy on the part of gifted children [3, p. 258].
A second adjustment problem faced by all gifted persons is due to their uncommon versatility. Hollingworth says:
“Another problem of development with reference to occupation grows out of the versatility of these children. So far from being one-sided in ability and interest, they are typically capable of so many different kinds of success that they may have difficulty in confining themselves to a reasonable number of enterprises. Some of them are lost to usefulness through spreading their available time and energy over such a wide array of projects that nothing can be finished or done perfectly. After all, time and space are limited for the gifted as for others, and the life-span is probably not much longer for them than for others. A choice must be made among the numerous possibilities, since modern life calls for specialization” [3, p. 259].
A third problem faced by the gifted is learning to suffer fools gladly. Hollingworth notes:
A lesson which many gifted persons never learn as long as they live is that human beings in general are inherently very different from themselves in thought, in action, in general intention, and in interests. Many a reformer has died at the hands of a mob which he was trying to improve in the belief that other human beings can and should enjoy what he enjoys. This is one of the most painful and difficult lessons that each gifted child must learn, if personal development is to proceed successfully. It is more necessary that this be learned than that any school subject be mastered. Failure to learn how to tolerate in a reasonable fashion the foolishness of others leads to bitterness, disillusionment, and misanthropy [3, p. 259].
The single greatest adjustment problem faced by the gifted, however, is their tendency to become isolated from the rest of humanity. This problem is especially acute among the exceptionally gifted. Hollingworth says:

1, he gets it. 2, he also gets it. 3, yes he gets it.

Our senpai gets it.

Aldous Huxley once wrote:
Perhaps men of genius are the only true men. In all the history of the race there have been only a few thousand real men. And the rest of us–what are we? Teachable animals. Without the help of the real man, we should have found out almost nothing at all. Almost all the ideas with which we are familiar could never have occurred to minds like ours. Plant the seeds there and they will grow; but our minds could never spontaneously have generated them [4, p. 2242].

Strangely, another senpai that is usually mentioned in the political dystopian context, gets quoted. If he is that “Huxley”, of course, then that would be an interesting tie in. Right now I just realized I’m rotating Japanese sentence structures and memes down to English. One of the after effects of thinking with two language cores at the same time, there’s a timing issue just as there is with dual core first gen cpus. For someone that learned latin at 3-6 years of age, how many language cores would that ‘human’ be capable of using at age 25?

Another off hand theory concerns modernish neurological brain states or models. One model, the atheist materialist ones, has it that the brain creates and is the origin of consciousness, will, and personality. The other model, the half spiritualist model or quantum physics model, is advocated by Penrose (if I recall correctly) and others who claim that the brain is merely a filter, a radio, that captures signals from this plane of existence (4 dimensional space time) so that the soul (in another dimension) can manipulate and be manipulated by events on this plane or dimension. This other plane of existence would house the soul or the Quantum data form.

Now in light of that relatively new theory, due to the intersection of quantum physics with Christian supernatural theology and neurological brain models, how would one place the High IQ individuals into this paradigm?

It’s something that statistical analysis, logic, mathematical models, which high IQ individuals are known to excel in, comes face to face with other elements that they aren’t well known for. In other words, there’s a problem with using logic or statistics to observe God or divine level entities. One theory even has God planning to raise up humanity to the level of divine beings, gods or angels, who are as perfect in body as in intellect and heart. Can a human with an IQ of 250 accomplish the same? Can they even attempt to formulate such a plan let alone acquire the resources to implement it? Thus is the difference between the highest of human minds compared against the Most High, the most wise and intelligent, as claimed in human theology. Not a problem I want to try solving. Above my paygrade. Make it somebody else’s problem. Raise the level of humanity? The reply from many high IQ society members would be, “why would anyone want to raise livestock to the level of humans” or something of that nature. Beware the Watchers though.

Reference materials:

IQ table and what percentile people are in.

Preparation summit for survivalists, self defense civilians, and assorted others

October 22, 2016

It’s interesting and supportive, to know that the Grey Market online can network so many associations and individuals together.

The list they provide of some of the top speakers or content providers are interesting, to say the least. Survivalist preparation has been a trend or independent business “niche” for some time now, but the internet has really allowed it to grow, and reduce its operating costs.

I got this from Jason Hanson, the former CIA agent, via his various tips concerning evading hostile threats over seas or when you aren’t capable of carrying lethal firearms.

As of today, the online seminars seem to be free for viewing once you sign up with email. It includes various things such as sustainable farming, livestock, essential oils for medical use, and defense of self against physical threats.

Finding ancient sites underwater in the Gulf of Mexico

October 12, 2016

https://www.yahoo.com/news/primeval-underwater-forest-discovered-gulf-mexico-164826663.html?ref=gs

In addition, because Bald Cypress trees can live a thousand years, and there are so many of them, the trees could contain thousands of years of climate history for the region, Harley said.

“These stumps are so big, they’re upwards of two meters in diameter — the size of trucks,” Harley told OurAmazingPlanet. “They probably contain thousands of growth rings.”

The team, which has not yet published their results in a peer-reviewed journal, is currently applying for grants to explore the site more thoroughly.

Harley estimates they have just two years.

“The longer this wood sits on the bottom of the ocean, the more marine organisms burrow into the wood, which can create hurdles when we are trying to get radiocarbon dates,” Harley said. “It can really make the sample undatable, unusable.”

If it wasn’t for funding going to environmental Global Warming cults, they would have a better chance of finding funding. Since their research is unlikely to yield political or economic capital, not many would be interested, except some eccentric billionaires or millionaires.

There’s a lot of mysteries in the Gulf of Mexico. If it isn’t oil, gold, or silver, humans tend not to be interested. Doesn’t say much about human nature does it.

Quantum Mechanics, Consciousness, Penrose, and Spirit

September 1, 2016

[Reproduction of my reply to Neo’s blog post here. While not an attempt to unify theories and laws, it is pretty close to an ominibus of various concepts under my vision.]

It’s a minor leap from quantum computing to silicon computing. Although it looks large from an engineering stand point.

Physics, specifically quantum mechanics, and consciousness is linked by Schroedinger’s Cat type mechanics.

As for the human brain being too small, computer chips are the same size now as before, but they process faster and better due to better architecture, smaller nanometer construction, and better parallel processing. The brain is only half of what humans use to process information. Mastering the tool, isn’t something everyone can do, even when given the manual.

The difference between someone using one language to process a theoretical concept and someone using two languages in parallax and parallel to process the same theoretical concept, is much the same as the difference between a Pentium II chip and a latter generation quad core.

Silicon hardware has a heating issue. Biological wetware has an oxygen and blood toxin issue. Since most people aren’t even extracting the maximum oxygen from the air their lungs can draw out, there’s no way they can have their brains run even at 80% of natural capacity. The human body has balancing and safety measures, which includes not allowing muscles to constrict past 80% of their max force, absent adrenaline or other conditions. Often times the human brain is just set on “power save”, and that’s how most people go through their lives, after childhood. But again, the brain is merely half of the human processing power. The other half is in the second brain.

A lot of this connects to religions and atheism. Atheism cannot be based on faith, because it is supposed to use conscious rationalism to figure things out, using proof or some kind of concrete basis. But quantum mechanics and faith itself, are not concrete or even demonstrable. Much like the electromagnetic field, it is invisible, except for the effects.

As for God, it’s not hard to conceive of higher or lower dimensions in which entities exist that are not the same as biological humanoids or biological life on planets. Even human science fiction has figured this one out, for entertainment purposes.

The crucial difference is whether divine revelation is real, that a divine entity wants to have a person relationship, contract, or such with a human tribe, and if the recorded thoughts and feelings transmitted through corrupted (post Babel) language is accurate or not.

This separates people who are Deists or Agnostics, from people who believe in a particular divine revelation from a god or their god. Divine revelation is much like a family inheritance or a martial arts lineage, much of it must be qualified by its quality. If it isn’t real, then it doesn’t matter, except as a placebo effect on human behavior. If it is real, but not accurate, then we got more problems. If it is real, and also accurate, then there are even more problems.

While it would have been ludicrous to expect primitive humans back in the day to imagine how a higher level eneity could have created a planet or a solar system, humans right now can envision the power levels capable of such a feat. A Kardashev 2-3 type civilization could easily do so. Most humans think of such as another biological civilization or empire, because humans have to anthropomorphize things, like a higher entity, to make sense of it. That’s less of a limitation on the source of pure power, as it is a rendition of human flaws and limits.

It is precisely because higher level entities have a hard time relating to us, and that we have a hard time relating to them, that communication breaks down. Consider trying to have a meaningful contract, verbal spar, or negotiation with an ant. Crush an ant, throw water on a colony, or kick it out, and the ant merely recognizes you as part of the natural world. Your malice or other intent, doesn’t get through to them, because you don’t communicate in pheromones. Nor do the ant’s communications make sense to you, except due diligent reverse engineering using human reason.

The reason, if there needs to be a reason, for why people pray to God and they cannot magically affect the world, is pretty simple. Try being an ant and then telling a human not to step on it. Go ahead and try. It’s not impossible, but it’s not done in the usual method.

Without faith, the spiritual conduit cannot reach this earthly realm and affect change. This is why science cannot accept divine power, because divine power breaks the known laws of physics. Except for quantum mechanics which is already weird and has already forced a reconsideration of the nature of matter. Faith vis a vis Schroedinger’s Cat, would be never opening the box, then hoping some chance or element will bring out the desired result. Because if you try to “prove” whether the cat is dead or alive, you have now sealed that fate into the reality by collapsing the wave front via observation. Only by making sure it is a closed box, and observing it with faith only, can an outside force then affect the contents of that closed box, which they can open, if you don’t open it first.

As for why I speak of faith affecting miracles on Earth, it’s because there are plenty of unexplained things under the sun for the scientific methodology. Whether God is or not, whether the Bible is true or not, whether it even is accurate or not, doesn’t matter, since right now I have seen evidence where humans have called upon powers outside of themselves, in order to effect change. Now usually that would be called a “coincidence”, but not even I can accept that as the case, given what I’ve seen and researched.

Jean De Arc was merely one of the notable examples, there are plenty more from this and last century.

Also, a lot of atheists these days, aren’t atheists. They operate on faith, even if it is faith in a man made god or humanity itself or the scientific status quo. It’s still faith, they haven’t transcended and left us behind, while they operate 100% on reason and rationality. The same things people desire from a religion, atheists get it from their belief systems, it’s just not the same method, while having the same result.

As for proof, the microwave may be humanity’s proof that their theory of the atom was right… after a few renditions and system overhauls. But the proof why God works is more subtle, since God is managing the entire planet and the entire human race. So unless a person understands all of humanity’s good and evil, all of its flaws and fruits, that person cannot even hope to understand whether the system is working or not. They could compare Christian nations to Islamic nations, but that would be a superficial, political comparison. Divine level entities care about spirits and divine level powers. Human power politics is far beneath them, merely a bug in the “debugging”.

“Why” divine level entities would be interested in affairs on a planet (which they could easily create if they wished) is the unanswered question. Although actually, it’s more like a question everyone thinks they know the answer to, just as scientists thought they knew how the world worked back when the theory of atom involved no protons and no neutrons. They certainly did know how the world worked… to the limit of their mortal comprehension at least. And yet as primitive as they were to us, those 2000-4000 years ago, are even more primitive to the early physicists. And as the progression appears, imagine what a divine level entity, which is more intelligent than every single human that has ever lived, combined together, operates at.

Genesis speaks of God creating the Earth, the waters, and the system in 6 days. Joseph Smith from the 1830s, added that this was a simulation. Smith also added in certain parts to Genesis, which I felt was left out. Such as exactly what was meant by “days”. It’s not earthly days, because the earth didn’t exist yet and it wasn’t even spinning on the current axial tilt. So whose days was it, that Abraham was thinking of? The people back then couldn’t count to 360 easily, they had to use the degrees of star gazing to figure out the years, months, and days. They would use sun dial geometries to measure the degrees of divergence as stars and planets moved in the heavens, calculating the seasons and thus the days, in a 360 degree arc, and thus in 360 days. These were measured purely in triangles.

A god or a divine level entity, that exists purely as spirit and not in this realm at all like a hyper volume, trying to explain stellar mechanics to Abraham? There would be certain things they could not leave out, since the explanation would have to be very basic. Those explanations are missing in Genesis itself. Either it didn’t happen, which calls into question whether Abraham was really talking to a superior entity, or it happened and nobody bothered to write it down. Or they did write it down but nobody could then understand it using human language, so people forgot about it, like the telephone game.

How the UK handles problem parents

June 14, 2016

Might as well have been inner city ghettoes fighting it out over some skittles. IN that sense, genetic ID isn’t predestination.

Of course criminalizing the issue isn’t going to solve it. But nothing does solve it, even. Without religion, humans tend to just have only a few things to rely on, and when even that fails, nothing much else matters.

Teachers had to usher children away from the area as the row escalated into violence.
Harrington then used her shoe to damage a door inside the building, causing £400 worth of damage.
Yesterday, Harrington, of Adderley Green, Stoke-on-Trent, admitted assault by beating and criminal damage.
Magistrates spared her jail but gave her a community order and ordered her to pay £820 in compensation, fines and costs.
The court heard how Harrington – who turned up to court in a blue dress and wearing red stiletto shoes – had been drinking before going to the school at 3pm.

Deciding for yourself how to live vs being a slave to society

May 18, 2016

http://www.joshweed.com/2012/06/club-unicorn-in-which-i-come-out-of.html

The title is the theme I got from that blog post, courtesy of various old references from Bookworm.

It almost reads like a romance plot line, which is probably why it stayed stuck in Book’s mind for some time.

I’ll call it the story of “True Love” vs biological lust or social acceptance. Which links it to the Japanese stories. I’m satisfied with that.

A weird alliance

May 5, 2016

This is kind of weird seeing it now but better late than never. It’s a speech conference at U of Mass. circa 2016 ish.