Thursday, 21 July 2016

Why Is Terence So Smart?




He may well be the smartest person in the world.

With an IQ of 230, Terence Tao was taking college maths courses at 9 and received a PhD from Princeton at the age of 20.

Results, from IQ testing the world's population:
  • One percent had an IQ above 135
  • Five percent had an IQ between 125 and 135
  • Sixty-six percent had an IQ between 85 and 115
  • Five percent had an IQ between 65 and 75
  • One percent had an IQ under 65
  • Twenty-two percent either never showed up or were the folk with IQs between 115 and 125; and between 85 and 75.

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Questions

Someone asked the question:
"Oh yes ... so like 4.875 billion people did this test?"


My reply:
A sample would have been taken of the human population. For example, let's say invitations were sent out to a sample size of 100,000 people to appear for IQ testing; and as a result, only 78,000 bothered to show. Thus I wrote: "Twenty-two percent either never showed up or were the folk with IQs between 115 and 125; and between 85 and 75."

If anyone else has a question, please feel free to ask.


photo credit: Wikipedia

Monday, 4 April 2016

Halting World Population



With almost 7.5 billion inhabitants on the planet, one in eight (nearly a billion people) don't have enough to eat.[2] Please ask your friends to consider adopting a starving child, rather than adding to the problem by having one of their own. Thank you.
 
 
Ref:
worldometers.info/world-population (3Apr16).
[2] news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/09/140920-population-11billion-demographics-anthropocene
 

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Tranquility Beach




I have posted this picture because sometimes we need a little stillness and tranquility... A moment or two, an hour or three, a month or ten away from the hurly burly... A spell of peace and quiet... A season of silence... A break... Time-out... Relaxation, recharge and rejuvenation...


Image credit: Microsoft