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So, are you joining mensa?

Yes
 23 (19%)
No
 66 (54.5%)
Already a member, dumbass!
 17 (14%)
I got a 162!
 15 (12.4%)

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Da5id

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Re: So, are you joining mensa?
« Reply #50 on: May 06, 2006, 12:30:34 PM »
I took a WAIS last summer and did well, and frankly I wouldn't be caught dead in any IQ type organization.

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Re: So, are you joining mensa?
« Reply #51 on: May 06, 2006, 02:06:29 PM »

Why would I want to hang out with a bunch of nerds anyway?




whadya think youre doing here?   :D

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Re: So, are you joining mensa?
« Reply #52 on: June 15, 2006, 01:05:18 AM »
don't you have to be invited?

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Re: So, are you joining mensa?
« Reply #53 on: June 15, 2006, 02:56:39 PM »
My Dad joined in the 70s because he thought it might be fun social thing, went to one meeting, and now won't admit to anyone outside the family that he was a member.

I don't think I would ever, because, as someone here said, who wants to hang around with a group whose whole point is that they're smarter to everyone else. And it freaks me out that at least a few people use it for dating purposes: "we're both of superior intellegence, let's combine our 'superior' genes to have a genius child."

Also, isn't is fallacious to claim that your membership is definitely the top 2% of the population if you're automatically admitting people on the basis of standardized tests?

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Re: So, are you joining mensa?
« Reply #54 on: June 16, 2006, 05:16:29 AM »
Mensa's been good to me:

Went to one of their weekly dinners at a Chinese Restaurant.  Most people there were as described - socially inept, way over middle age, and in general - odd. 

Except one girl - young, Japanese, a mathematician, and about to move to Washington DC to work at the NSA.  We had a date, she spent the night, and then she moved away the next month.

Your mileage may vary.

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Re: So, are you joining mensa?
« Reply #55 on: June 16, 2006, 05:17:35 AM »
why would i want to join a club that lets in 163's?

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Re: So, are you joining mensa?
« Reply #56 on: June 16, 2006, 07:42:20 AM »
Mensa's been good to me:

Except one girl - young, Japanese, a mathematician, and about to move to Washington DC to work at the NSA.  We had a date, she spent the night, and then she moved away the next month.


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Re: So, are you joining mensa?
« Reply #57 on: June 16, 2006, 12:27:40 PM »
:-)

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Re: So, are you joining mensa?
« Reply #58 on: June 16, 2006, 01:17:46 PM »
this is pretty much correct. though now we know the negotiator got a 169 on his/her LSAT.

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Re: So, are you joining mensa?
« Reply #59 on: June 16, 2006, 01:57:29 PM »
Mensa is not selective. Top 2% translates to 1/50 people. Considering the tens of thousands of people you encounter in daily life, that's a lot of people. It's not like scoring 98th percentile on the LSAT, where the entire body test-takers sample only an upper slice of the general population.

That is true, and not only that, they will take any score on a standardized test that gets you in. They don't average like law schools, so if you get a 149, 151, and a 163 -- welcome to MENSA! (With that in mind, it is not even top 2%, probably more like top 3-5%.)

I thought about joining but it just is not selective enough, and I am not smart enough to get into the truly interesting smartness clubs. Probably 50% of the people on LSD could get into MENSA, so why waste $94* when I can get in fights with highly opinionated people here for free?

*$52 annual fee + $30 test score evaluation + $12 LSAC score report.