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  1. Re: Introducing Christopher Langan, a VERY smart man who thinks WAY out of the box

    Thanks Bill. The way you renamed the thread made me laugh actually. I don't know how far outside of the box the guy is actually thinking but I don't really care about that either. Most of what he's...
  2. Re: Introducing Christopher Langan, a VERY smart man who thinks WAY out of the box

    Sure, if that will make everyone feel better, I have no problem with the thread title being changed, Bill.

    Maybe then we could talk more about what the guy is actually saying instead of having a...
  3. Re: Introducing Christopher Langan, a VERY smart man who thinks WAY out of the box

    An interesting parallel to Langan's work is the electron. Is it a particle or a wave? First scientists thought it was a particle, but then they found evidence that it behaved as a wave.

    So they...
  4. Re: Introducing Christopher Langan, a VERY smart man who thinks WAY out of the box

    Great idea, Jayke, and thank you.

    So far the most I've taken away from his CTMU is that he's managed to take the old paradox of the first cause, and re-frame it in such a way that it actually kind...
  5. Re: Introducing Christopher Langan, a VERY smart man who thinks WAY out of the box

    If I'm making an argument from authority, Paul, please state it clearly so I can respond to the accusation.

    Are you saying that IQ tests are equivalent to an argument from authority? I didn't give...
  6. Re: Introducing Christopher Langan, a VERY smart man who thinks WAY out of the box

    If you think IQ tests require an extraordinary amount of evidence to justify, then you must think that the idea of some people being more intelligent than others is an extraordinary claim. Do you...
  7. Re: Introducing Christopher Langan, a VERY smart man who thinks WAY out of the box

    What exactly leads you to believe that he never doubts his own conclusions, O Donna?
  8. Re: Introducing Christopher Langan, a VERY smart man who thinks WAY out of the box

    Actually I'm not. In one of the videos above, they clearly show him taking an IQ test, and a neuropsychologist then explains the results of the test he took. Unless a lot of people are lying about...
  9. Re: Introducing Christopher Langan, a VERY smart man who thinks WAY out of the box

    I have to admit, the common theme in these responses is surprising to me.

    I also noticed that when Langan was on a trivia game show, introduced as one of the world's smartest men, the crowd was...
  10. Re: Introducing Christopher Langan, a VERY smart man who thinks WAY out of the box

    I've tried looking up more videos/interviews he's done explaining his model informally. They can be hard to follow, but I've at least made this much sense out of them:

    In imagining the original...
  11. Re: Introducing Christopher Langan, a VERY smart man who thinks WAY out of the box

    But you've digested Langan's system this rapidly? Or maybe you've come across it previously and had time to digest it?



    To be honest I've always been skeptical of people who base their...
  12. Re: Introducing Christopher Langan, a VERY smart man who thinks WAY out of the box

    That's a good point, Bill. Intelligence is not easy to measure in any hard-and-fast way, and everybody has different strengths. When this guy was talking about the group he started, he even says that...
  13. Introducing Christopher Langan, a VERY smart man who thinks WAY out of the box

    Christopher Langan tests somewhere in the 190-210 IQ range, higher than anyone else known. Far from being an academic snob, however, he grew up in a relatively poor family and held several blue...
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