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#1 2012-03-08 00:34:59

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Shrinking brains means we are smarter?

Some scientists will say anything to back up what they think is correct. Because they assume we must be getting smarter, after all we have the Bill Maher show, smaller brains must mean more processing power.

Supposing it is just the opposite?

http://discovermagazine.com/2010/sep/25 … -shrinking


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All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

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#2 2012-03-08 07:26:14

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Re: Shrinking brains means we are smarter?

Hi bobbym

Unlike the general opinion, the size of the brain has nothing to do with being smart.It's only the cuttings in the brain that determine the 'smartness'.


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#3 2012-03-08 07:34:22

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Re: Shrinking brains means we are smarter?

That is their opinion. So when our brain has shrunk to the size of a marble...


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

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#4 2012-03-08 08:04:06

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Re: Shrinking brains means we are smarter?

So people without brains are smart beyond smart.So politicians are the smartest people in the world!


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#5 2012-03-08 08:12:36

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Re: Shrinking brains means we are smarter?

According to them, yes.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

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#6 2012-03-09 04:03:06

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Re: Shrinking brains means we are smarter?

yup.

i love when other sciences get involved into math like this.

there's a sequence of formula that derives:

intelligence = money/work

rearranging we get:

money = intelligence*work

which,by your formula, gives us:

money=∞ as brain size tends to zero assuming work is positive,meaning that you do something.

this leads to the conclusion is that if your brain is tiny,you will be rich if you do at least a little.that's why our politicians and Bill Gates are rich.

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#7 2012-03-09 07:26:51

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Re: Shrinking brains means we are smarter?

I do not like it either. Watching those guys play with mathematics gives me indigestion.

So we have some conclusions of our own.

1) No brain implies infinite intelligence. This should be strived for and I have made many advances in this direction.

2) Bill is already ahead of me.

3) The current administration works for Bill so they are already there too.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

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#8 2012-03-09 07:44:21

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Re: Shrinking brains means we are smarter?

hi bobbym

i agree very much with those conclusions.if i were to guess gates is much much richer than you.

this could connect very nicely to the syllogisms thread.


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#9 2012-03-09 07:52:29

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Re: Shrinking brains means we are smarter?

Agreed, he is much further along in his brain reduction techniques than the average person. My hat is off to him, if I wore a hat.

I would not post any of these ideas in that thread.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

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#10 2012-03-09 07:56:49

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Re: Shrinking brains means we are smarter?

hi bobbym

what about ole Stevey? RIP


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#11 2012-03-09 07:58:48

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Re: Shrinking brains means we are smarter?

It is not nice to speak ill of the dead.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

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#12 2012-03-09 08:04:49

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Re: Shrinking brains means we are smarter?

i was asking you what you thought about him and his brain.


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#13 2012-03-09 08:05:49

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Re: Shrinking brains means we are smarter?

Yes, I know and I answered in an oblique way.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

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#14 2012-03-09 08:12:12

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Re: Shrinking brains means we are smarter?

ok.so you won't express your opinion.


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#15 2012-03-09 08:17:58

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Re: Shrinking brains means we are smarter?

I think I did. But if even you can not find the sarcasm then I am safe.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

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#16 2012-03-09 08:20:06

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Re: Shrinking brains means we are smarter?

hi bobbym

sarcasms are hard to pick up on forums and in typing in general.


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#17 2012-03-09 08:27:07

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Re: Shrinking brains means we are smarter?

Hi;

Better! Have you read any Oscar Wilde or Charles D?


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

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#18 2012-03-09 09:09:52

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Re: Shrinking brains means we are smarter?

nope.


“Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.

“Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

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#19 2012-03-09 09:11:26

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Re: Shrinking brains means we are smarter?

No David Copperfield, A Christmas carol...


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

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#20 2012-03-10 08:21:04

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Re: Shrinking brains means we are smarter?

hi bobbym

neither of those two.


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“Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

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#21 2012-03-10 09:51:49

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Re: Shrinking brains means we are smarter?

Then I guess everything I was going to say is going to be hard to say.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

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#22 2012-03-10 10:11:04

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Re: Shrinking brains means we are smarter?

say it anyway.


“Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.

“Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

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#23 2012-03-10 10:12:23

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Re: Shrinking brains means we are smarter?

What were we talking about?


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

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#24 2012-03-10 10:14:22

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Re: Shrinking brains means we are smarter?

dunno


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“Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

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#25 2012-03-10 10:37:51

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Re: Shrinking brains means we are smarter?

Could be my brain shrunk and I forgot.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

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