12.1.06

Should've spent more time roleplaying

i am a total geek

What are you? Take the Geek Test (which admittedly needs some updating as it doesn't make reference to Star Wars Episode III or Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King).

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At 1/13/2006 6:40 pm , Blogger TaLieSin said...

I am a total geek too - good at roleplaying but useless at the technical/computer bits ;)

 
At 1/13/2006 10:18 pm , Blogger NARDAC said...

I'm a has-been geek. All those science, math and trivia club things pulled me above the ten percent mark. Sadly, those days are gone.

However, and I'll blow my own trumpet on this one, I did finish 3rd in Canada for a Math Competition when I was in highschool. That should have been worth more than it was marked.

 
At 1/13/2006 11:48 pm , Anonymous YO said...

Nardac:

Ah, Northeast-Asians (eg chinese, japs, koreans) are 2nd only to Ashkenazy Jews in overall IQ, & are over-represented in western societies in fields requiring 'visuo-spatial' IQ such as the pure sciences, hard sciences & medical sciences. Indians have also been proven to be superb computer programmers in hot demand by 1st-world countries.

Now what makes the northeast asians 2nd to Ashkenazi Jews in overall IQ is in the former's lower 'linguistic' IQ. Hence you find northeast asians relatively under-represented in the literary scene, social sciences or legal fields while Jews dominate--particularly in the US--in the media, performing arts & in top legal firms.

On the other hand it has been observed that altho Indians are a minority in Singapore they dominate the top legal firms. It is a well-accepted notion (at least in Singapore) that Indians are a linguistically gifted & creative lot, able to come up with hundreds of different languages within the subcontinent. Some of the world's literary greats in the English language are also Indians in ethnic origin.

What I'm saying is that you're likely to be genetically predisposed to giftedness in both math & also the literary/artistic fields.

The following is a thought-provoking & mind-blowing site:-
http://www.lagriffedulion.f2s.com/index.html

 
At 1/13/2006 11:52 pm , Anonymous YO said...

Incidentally the very first article in the website La Griffe du Lion could very well explain why math did not become your adult pursuit altho you exhibited earlier talents.. :) But since it is in opposition to notions of gender equality you could well dispute it.. :)

 
At 1/14/2006 1:38 am , Blogger NARDAC said...

Yo: OMG. What the fuck is wrong with you?

 
At 1/14/2006 8:00 am , Anonymous YO said...

nardac: Creepy? *evil chuckle, mad glint in eye*

ok ok.. relax dear. Just agree with the nice inferences & throw out the freaky bits..

 
At 1/17/2006 12:41 am , Blogger Tym said...

What Nardac said --- word.

The next thing we'll hear is how there's a gene for geekery --- or maybe certain races just aren't predisposed towards the logic needed to use a computer? Bah!

 
At 1/17/2006 2:34 pm , Anonymous YO said...

Oh, so I freaked another one out too.. But you're the owner of this blog & I must respect this space...

I do recall some 20yrs ago, a senior local politico had also ignited a furore over the biology-vs-nurture debate. On this I actually think BOTH factors are important, but the biological arguments--despite rational & overwhelming evidence--have so much been considered politically taboo that there is a tendency to quash it in polite discussions. Perhaps wise to do so too, esp in some situational contexts involving racial innuendos.

Nardac: I realize that your reactions to my comments partly stems from your belief that I am an unsubtle male trying to hit on you :) ... But alas, my sexual-orientation is such that I acknowledge your positive attributes dispassionately, & not in any way sexual. Hence when I make nice comments it is because it is nice to do so & I acknowledge the things you are good in, but not because I want to get into your pants!

It is not fair to expect you (or anyone in blogosphere) to judge me accurately--since I don't have a blog in which I reveal more of myself. One can know me only through my comments--which need not give a complete or balanced representation of the sum of views I subscribe to. Some of the comments were given to inform (or to incite) or to bring up points hitherto not mentioned by others-- not that I neccessarily agree with them completely or that I disagree with the opposing points of view.

 
At 1/17/2006 2:37 pm , Anonymous YO said...

for the sake of political correctness:--

"to incite" is as in to incite to curiosity.

 

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