IQ ranking methodology

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A generic "who was smarter?" image, inclining to the fact that all geniuses can be ranked, e.g. a "top 12" ranking (Cardano, 1590), in terms of IQ of 140+ (Cox, 1926), a 5-point log scale (Landau, 1930)[1], an 835 point "genius score" (Buzan, 1994), etc., with respect to each other, according to various methodologies.

In genius studies, IQ ranking methodology (CR:24) (LH:15) (TL:39) refers to the methodology via which geniuses are ranked, which amounts to a combination of the so-called "historiometric analysis"[2] method (Cox, 1926), wherein IQs of historical figures are calculated based on level of work accomplished per decade of existence, from which a combined retrospect overall IQ is assessed; a meta-analysis of all previously calculated, ranked, and or guesstimated IQs of geniuses (see: chronology); a summation of about 50+ genius ranking reference lists and scales; the "Platt method" (Platt, 1962); the "genius recognizes genius"[3] method; among other factors.


The following are related quotes:

“Lestrade[4] to be let loose on such a study [as the ranking of geniuses] is exactly as pathetic as for a subnormal waitress in the IQ of 90 range to try to measure the intellectual differences in college students.”
John Platt (1962), “The Coming Generation of Genius” (pg. 73)[5]

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  1. Landau genius scale – Hmolpedia 2020.
  2. Simonton, Dean. (2016), “Reverse Engineering Genius: Historiometric Studies of Superlative Talent” (pdf), Annals of the New York Academy of Science, xxxx:1-7.
  3. Genius recognizes genius – Hmolpedia 2020.
  4. Inspector Lestrade – Wikipedia.
  5. (a) Platt, John R. (1962). “The Coming Generation of Genius: an ‘Explosion’ of 180-IQ boys. And Girls?” (pg. 5), Horizon, 4(4):70-76.
    (b) Platt IQ – Hmolpedia 2020.

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