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    12 year old schoolgirl has higher IQ than Einstein

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    Neha Ramu achieved a score of 162 on a Mensa IQ test – the highest score possible.
    Despite her young age, the score puts her in the top one per cent of brightest people in the country and means she is more intelligent than Stephen Hawking, Bill Gates and even Albert Einstein, who are all thought to have an IQ of 160.
    Neha's doctor parents, who lived in India before moving to Britain when their daughter was seven, had no idea their daughter was so gifted.
    Although she had always performed well at school, it was only when she took an entrance exam for Tiffin Girls', a high-achieving grammar school, and achieved a perfect score of 280/280 that they realised her capabilities.
    Two years later, she took the test for Mensa, a society for people with high IQs, and achieved the maximum possible score for someone aged under 18.Neha's mother Jayashree said: "At first I didn't really realise what she was capable of as she wasn't being stretched at school and when she joined primary school in the UK in year three we didn't really understand the system here.
    "But then when she got the result of the entrance exam for Tiffin Girls', I thought 'OK, maybe she does have something special in her and I'm just not realising it.
    "We found out she'd got in yesterday evening when my husband and I were both at work. Neha came home before us and opened the letter because it was addressed to her. She was shouting down the phone: 'I got in, I got in'.
    "I am so proud of her. Although she's being doing well at these kind of tests for sometime now this is just marvellous. I can't express the feeling."
    Whilst most children spend their summer holidays playing in the park or on their computer, Neha, who is in year eight at Tiffin Girls' School in Kingston- upon- Thames, asked her parents last summer whether she could go to a three-week academic summer camp in America to learn about the brain and the body's nervous system.
    Neha, who left her home in Surbiton and went to the camp alone, studied for seven hours a day, five days a week dissecting body parts such as the brain and eyes.
    Both her mother and her father Muniraju are eye specialists and Neha already has plans to follow in their footsteps into a career in medicine. Before that, Neha has already set her sights on a place at Harvard after taking her SATs- the American equivalent of A-levels- and achieving a score of 740 out of 800 in a test designed for 18-year-olds.
    The score would be sufficient to get her into any Ivy League university.
    Despite her success Neha, a devoted Harry Potter fan and keen swimmer, said she found the Mensa test "quite hard" and did not expect to get in.
    She said: "I'm really, really happy because I found the test quite hard and I wasn't really holding out much hope that I'd be a member of Mensa.
    "We might have a little party or something sometime soon to celebrate. I haven't told my friends yet but I've told some of my family and they are all very happy for me."
    Einstein never took an IQ test as none of the modern intelligence tests existed when he was alive, but experts believe he had an IQ of around 160.
    The IQ test is designed to test a range of abilities to determine the intelligence level of the student. In the UK the average person achieves a score of 100.
    A spokesman for British Mensa said: "Neha scored 162 on the Cattell IIIB test, putting her within the top one per cent of people in the country."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave-The-Rave View Post
    IQ mean practically nothing though, it depends how you use it.
    I'm not sure I agree. IQ are calculated for a reason, they offer a means to generalize the intellectual capabilities of individuals. Higher IQ mean higher intellect generally

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    IQ is just two letters put together... The brain is an organ that can be trained to be smart, faster and yet this means she is just slightly more smarter than Einstein

    But i bet with all that smartness, certain things in her life current and future. She will struggle with

    Smartness doe not mean it is going to be all balanced and rose's
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    Ofcourse, what I'm saying is that how insane is it to have a 12 year old with such high IQ.
    and if you read the link it says that she took a mensa test afterwards that is specifically for 'high IQ people' and she got perfect on that too.

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    It is impressive indeed... But we all see it now a days that anyone can train and increase their IQ beyond what it is

    And it is not all that hard..
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    Quote Originally Posted by claud3 View Post
    It is impressive indeed... But we all see it now a days that anyone can train and increase their IQ beyond what it is

    And it is not all that hard..
    to be the 1% in your country? I beg to differ

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    It really doesn't mean much, All it means is she has the capability..if it isn't nurtured and she doesn't get a good education or focus on it, it won't mean a thing.
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    IQ is determined by specific real-world problem solving. It alone means nothing. Einstein's work concerned very new abstract thinking and concepts; not exactly something you can quantify easily for any sort of intellectual exam. The girl should be proud of her mental prowess, but the article's title is rather gratuitous in the end.
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    Quote Originally Posted by itachi73378 View Post
    to be the 1% in your country? I beg to differ
    So you saying i sit in a field and eat potato's all day
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    I think I see what you guys are saying, it's one thing to be intelligent but it's another to apply that knowledge in a useful and productive way.

    Still she is only 12 years old and to have an IQ that high is insane, all I cared about at that age was getting shiny pokemon cards.


    btw i couldn't help but laugh at this sentence

    she wasn't being stretched at school




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    Stretched at school... Sounds like a ancient torture chamber
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    Come on fellas, let's quit with the tall poppy $#@! and give the girl some credit. IQ isn't the be all and end all, but to say she's not 'superior' or vastly more gifted (intellectually) than most of the world would probably be a mistake.

    Let's try not to downplay that.

    Reminds me of something Stephen Hawking said to Richard Dawkins, about the possibility of having more Einstein's and Newton's of the world in the future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by admartian View Post
    Come on fellas, let's quit with the tall poppy $#@! and give the girl some credit. IQ isn't the be all and end all, but to say she's not 'superior' or vastly more gifted (intellectually) than most of the world would probably be a mistake.

    Let's try not to downplay that.

    Reminds me of something Stephen Hawking said to Richard Dawkins, about the possibility of having more Einstein's and Newton's of the world in the future.
    I think It's impressive but this comment someone made sums it up for me

    Einstein and Hawking never took IQ tests. What we now call IQ tests were devised in the French school system to detect children who needed special attention in a limited area of the their school work. IQ test has nothing to do with Genius. A child is never a Genius. Someone is a genius only if he or she makes a radical contribution to their field and changes that field. It takes a little time.
    Also, she may go onto be something great and I hope she does but As of right now I'm impressed but I'll soon forget until she does something extraordinary. I think people like Bill gates, stephen hawking, Albert einstein, and Nikola tesla as a genius. They all don't have to be famous either because this kid is smart,too. http://www.bradaronson.com/jack-andraka/

    Edit another example can be shown on this forum as well. Rapture and tut seem intelligent but there not a genius. When they contribute something to society then I'll be impressed. Until then I'll just consider them smart just as I consider her smart as well.
    (It's impressive with no questions missed though)
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    Genius by its definition is a title reserved for intellectual capabilities, not accomplishments. These discoveries and creations are only the fruits of the genius mind. The word can simply be used in various ways to note great feats made by people; e.g. Steve Jobs was a marketing and business genius. The IQ test is certainly some credence to her already being a genius, regardless of what she does with her mind -- the pervasive benefit of one's work is not what determines this trait.

    It's not really agreed on what exactly a genius is though. It's a loose term. This is also worth considering, or any similar understanding of its kind. Human intellectualism can come in many forms.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rapture View Post
    Genius by its definition is a title reserved for intellectual capabilities, not accomplishments. These discoveries and creations are only the fruits of the genius mind. The word can simply be used in various ways to note great feats made by people; e.g. Steve Jobs was a marketing and business genius. The IQ test is certainly some credence to her already being a genius, regardless of what she does with her mind -- the pervasive benefit of one's work is not what determines this trait.

    It's not really agreed on what a genius is though. It's a loose term. This is also worth considering, or any similar understanding of its kind. Human intellectualism can come in many forms.
    Touche' I forgot about that. I actually went against what I personally preach. I usually tell people that are a genius in an area of their life. This quote reminds me what you speak of.

    “Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.”
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    Even though I agree with you and I preach It, I just can't help to say that a real genius contributes. I figure a real genius would apply that knowledge. Granted she probably will. I'm sure of It actually. I read about a guy that had a IQ of 160 and he ended up becoming brain dead because some chick talked him into doing drugs and he ended up brain dead. My whole point is why didn't he contribute? He should have known better if he was a genius, you know? I digress.

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    Well if we are talking about crazy IQs then let me introduce Mr Kim Ung Yong
    IQ:210
    Started speaking at the age of 6 MONTHS!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by itachi73378 View Post
    Well if we are talking about crazy IQs then let me introduce Mr Kim Ung Yong
    This guy is in mine top idols along will Bill Gates. I would say this is genius. He literally redirected the time It took to finish school.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rapture View Post
    Genius by its definition is a title reserved for intellectual capabilities, not accomplishments. These discoveries and creations are only the fruits of the genius mind. The word can simply be used in various ways to note great feats made by people; e.g. Steve Jobs was a marketing and business genius. The IQ test is certainly some credence to her already being a genius, regardless of what she does with her mind -- the pervasive benefit of one's work is not what determines this trait.

    It's not really agreed on what exactly a genius is though. It's a loose term. This is also worth considering, or any similar understanding of its kind. Human intellectualism can come in many forms.
    Completely agreed.

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    She's a gamer too (well they show her playing a Wii so I guess casual gamer?). She says she never studies for school and is too busy playing game. Sounds like an average 12 year old except with a ridiculous IQ.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Silver_Knight View Post
    My whole point is why didn't he contribute? He should have known better if he was a genius, you know? I digress.
    I presume it's because it's still their lives, not society's. Being intellectually profound doesn't mean you should dedicate it to bettering the world. It's a nice and selfless ideal, but in a way it's not fair to that person. They have the right to live how they want. The people with the necessary capabilities to alter and better the world, though, should be lauded for their genius and their work.

    This is why I think education and opportunities should be more accessible to people, so we can take special advantage of those with gifted minds who do want to effect change. Think of all the people in the world with powerful minds (or the potential) that have starved to death, been killed in a war, or never had the chance to show what they can do. But that's for another topic, I think.

    Quote Originally Posted by itachi73378 View Post
    Well if we are talking about crazy IQs then let me introduce Mr Kim Ung Yong
    That is very impressive. But this does tie in to me saying that the human mind comes in different strengths. Take Nikola Tesla for example: The man very, very likely did not have an IQ this high, yet look at what he did in his life. He basically created the 20th century. Attitude, aptitude, knowledge, skill, etc are all important to creating the great men and women of our world, not just excellent problem-solving. This is why we should strive to give everyone, through education, a solid platform from which they can stand tall.
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    She's a gamer too (well they show her playing a Wii so I guess casual gamer?). She says she never studies for school and is too busy playing game. Sounds like an average 12 year old except with a ridiculous IQ.
    What's her PSN/XBL id? Could've used her with some of those tricky Catherine puzzles.

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