Christian Sorensen on Measuring and Ranking the Highly Intelligent

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Christian is a Philosopher that comes from Belgium. What identifies him the most and above all is simplicity, for everything is better with “vanilla flavour.” Perhaps, for this reason, his intellectual passion is criticism and irony, in the sense of trying to reveal what “hides behind the mask,” and give birth to the true. For him, ignorance and knowledge never “cross paths.” What he likes the most in his leisure time, is to go for a walk with his wife.

Scott Douglas Jacobsen: I wanted to cover some of the facts of the measurement of intelligence within the confines of the most tested and studied facets of intelligence with that which comes by the title “general intelligence” via measurement in the “intelligence quotient” or “IQ” without the psychometry or the theory, but, rather, the generally accepted facts and the notion, creation, and re-imagining of the ‘listings.’ Sociologically, why is there a fascination with ranking the who’s who of the high-IQ?

Christian Sorensen: Although it is effective that there are fewer women than men on the right extreme of the curve, I think that the fascination for high-IQ, statistically speaking, occurs much more frequently in men than in women, since it is typically related to masculine behaviours that through comparative and over-compensatory mechanisms, associated with competitiveness, seek social acceptance and recognition with a constant effort to publicly attract attention, which in turn is sustained and drifted by a sensible exhibition of what is owned, in the sense of something endowed with dimensions. Therefore it could be said, that literally what matters over anything else related to high intelligence, has to do with how large is the IQ, as a sign that symbolizes power, and which ultimately in my opinion, what intends to cover up, is the need to demonstrate sexual potency, by repressing at the same time, the homosexual feelings of attraction towards other men, and of pleasure derived for being attractive to individuals of the same gender.

Jacobsen: What are some of the serious efforts at compiling real score identities?

Sorensen: I think that the efforts, made by certain societies such as Triple Nine, Mensa and WGD, for verifying the validity of the scores, and demanding in the case of the first two, that these should be exclusively associated with professional measurement instruments.

Jacobsen: What are some considerations in listing a who’s who of the high-IQ world?

Sorensen: I think that it is necessary to verify the veracity of the documents provided, and to exclusively accept as valid, the psychometric reports issued by qualified professionals.

Jacobsen: What are the ethical issues in having such a ranking?

Sorensen: I think that depends on the world, and of what the world expects or needs from someone who has such a ranking, therefore in this context, I believe that it is the necessity that creates the ethical value, and not the latter who regulates the former, in consequence the dead one, I endorse it to someone else.

Jacobsen: There are a ton of online sources via articles including “The 40 smartest people of all time,” “30 Smartest People Alive Today,” “8 People with Higher IQs Than Einstein,” “Here Is The Highest Possible IQ And The People Who Hold The World Record,” “25 Highest IQ’s Throughout History,” “The 50 Greatest Living Geniuses,” “21 Celebrities With Surprisingly High IQs,” “World’s Most Intelligent People 2010 – Intelligent People – Highest IQ,” “Feeling accomplished yet? Here is a list of people whose IQ levels have created records time and again,” “Who has the highest recorded IQ of all time?,” “Of All Things: Which president had the highest IQ?,” “Talk About Hidden Genius: These Are The Celebrities Boasting The Highest IQs,” “24 of the smartest people who ever lived,” “Famous Historical Genius IQs,” “The Smartest and Least Brainy Presidents, by IQ Scores,” “An 11-Year-Old Just Earned the Highest IQ Score Possible,” “What Is The Highest IQ Possible You Can Achieve?,” “What is the highest IQ ever measured in a human?,” “Dr Evangelos Katsioulis has the World’s Highest IQ,” “The Time Everyone “Corrected” the World’s Smartest Woman,” “The 13 Presidents with the Highest IQ Scores,” “Who Has the Highest IQ in the World? 35 People Who Are Even Smarter Than Einstein,” “​TOP 10 PEOPLE HAVE HIGHEST IQ SCORES IN THE WORLD (P.2),” “Meet Marilyn Vos Savant, The Woman With The World’s Highest IQ,” “The World’s 50 Smartest Teenagers,” “These 26 Celebrities Have The Highest IQ In Hollywood… #17 Is Pretty Much A Genius!,” “10 People With The Highest IQ In The World,” “The Man With The Highest IQ In The World Doesn’t Think He’s Very Smart At All,” “Top 12 People with Highest IQ in the World,” “Top 10 Women with Highest IQ in the World,” “The Massive List of Genius – People With the Highest IQ,” “Highest IQ Scores in History,” “A 3-year-old boy has just become the youngest member of Mensa UK, the largest international high IQ society,” and others.  It comes down to partial and questionable listings, individual profiles, children, celebrities, and American presidents. Then it’s a smattering of probably truly more obscure materials. Outside of the straight gossip-level journalism, there are a number of listings such as GENIUS High IQ Network, Gifted High IQ Network, Hall of IQ scores, HRIQ Ranking List, Mahir Wu Ranking List, VeNuS Ranking List, World Famous IQ Scores, World Genius Directory, World Highest IQ Scores, GFIS IQ List, WIQF Listing, and Real IQ Listing. GENIUS High IQ Network only had 3 mainstream intelligence test scores listed out of 38 entries:

IQ 173 sd15 W. M. Fightmaster USA WAIS-R 4.87 www.linkedin.com/in/william-fightmaster

IQ 166 sd15 Thomas Hally Mexico WAIS-III 4.40 www.facebook.com/thomas.hally

IQ 161 sd15 Kota Akishige Japan WISC-IV 4.07 www.facebook.com/kota.akishige

Gifted High IQ Network only had 4 mainstream intelligence test scores listed out of 106 entries:

IQ 173 sd15 W. M. Fightmaster USA WAIS-R 4.87 www.linkedin.com/in/william-fightmaster

IQ 166 sd15 Thomas Hally Mexico WAIS-III 4.40 www.facebook.com/thomas.hally

IQ 161 sd15 Kota Akishige Japan WISC-IV 4.07 www.facebook.com/kota.akishige

IQ 135 sd15 Dragan Mlakic B&H RAPM II 2.34 www.facebook.com/NoNamedReal

Hall of IQ Scores only had 2 mainstream intelligence test scores listed out of ~157 entries:

Juan Carlos Delgado, Venezuela, WAIS IV, 155+

David Gerardo Espinoza Aviles, Mexico, WAIS IV, 155+

HRIQ Ranking List only had 1 mainstream intelligence test score listed out of 215 entries:

Christian Sorensen      Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale – Revised (1981)   185/185+

Mahir Wu Ranking List had 0 mainstream intelligence tests out of 35 entries. VeNuS Ranking List on a different metric than singular score submissions from alternative and mainstream intelligence tests. World Famous IQ Scores lists tests with more than 3 test takers:

Numerus Delight
Numiracle
Vermentary
Verllectual
Vercenthon
Daster
Einplex
Elementary
FREE Fall
FREE Fall Part I
FREE Fall Part II
HI-Qlass
Lipt
LSHR
LSHR Classic
LSHR Light
NSE
Numerus
Numerus Classic
Numerus Light
Numerus Light 2
Pert
Simtollect
SPEED
Triplex
Triplex Light
WIC 2014

9I6
AGLT
Algebrica
Asterix
Asteroid
Common Sense
ETHER
EZIQ
FIQURE
GENE Verbal I
GENE Verbal II
GIFT Verbal I
GIFT Verbal II
GIFT Verbal III
GIFT Verbal IV
Gigi Pro Certified
Hieroglyphica
IO
LAW
LexiQ
L’Orange
LS 24
LS 36
Lux25
Mach
Mathema
NGT-B
NGT-F
NGT-X
NIT Abstract
NIT Numerical
NIT Spatial
NIT Verbal
NPRT
PerspectIQ
PerspectIQ Light
prNt
SATURN
Sequentia Numerica I
SLSE 48
SLSE I
SLSE II
SUN
Test For Genius
TLMT
VISION
Warp
WIQ
WIQ-II
WITT
WordIQ
World Intelligence Test

Then they list the tests with less than 3 test takers:

12345
AIR-16MC
AIT
Alchemix
Analogies #1
Alpha-Num 1
A Paranoiac’s Torture
ASIT
ASTER
BALZAC
bysl3x
Callidus
CFIT-S3
C.F.N.I.T
Comix
Concep-T
COSMIC
CUBE
E2H26
ESP
Female Intelligence Test
Flux
FRT-A
FRT-B
FSIA
GENE Numerical III
GENE Numerical IV
GENE Verbal III
GENE Verbal IV
GET Verbal
GIFT Numerical III
G Test
IQ-T
Logix
Mathodica 22
M-CSNA
MCST 32
NGT-F Short
Ninja
NIT Form I
NIT Form II
NIT Logical
NPRA 36
NUMDOT
PULSAR
Qoymans MC #4
RedBlue
Register
RIDDLES
ROTOR
S, T & H
SBM26
ScorPIonX I
ScorPIonX II
SEQS I
Spat -10
Star Cluster
TERO41
TETR-IQ
Vault
Verba 66
Verbatim
W.A.I
WIC 2016
WITTY
X Test
X&Y Test
Xpwmatrix
XV Lingua
Yjac

The World Genius Directory lists 27 mainstream intelligence test entries out of 383:

185+ Christian Sorensen, Belgium, WAIS, www.isi-s.iqsociety.org

185 Kirk Kirkpatrick, United States, Stanford-Binet, www.facebook.com/macrhino

180+ Dr Evangelos Katsioulis, Greece, WAIS, www.katsioulis.com

175 Takahiro Kitagawa, Japan, WAIS, www.facebook.com/marubake.no.shiwaza

175 Susumu Ota, Japan, WAIS, www.facebook.com/susumu.ota.5

166 Thomas Hally, Mexico, WAIS, www.booksofintelligence.com

164 Dr Manahel Thabet, Yemen, Stanford-Binet, www.smarttipsconsultants.com

164 Iakovos Koukas, Greece, WAIS, http://www.facebook.com/iakovos.koukas

[Ed. Added on September 13, 2020, based on a personal email from Wagner-Damianowitsch:
163 Stephan Wagner-Damianowitsch, Serbia, WISC, www.facebook.com/s.m.wagner.damianowitsch.]

163 Dr Jason Betts, Australia, WAIS, www.emeraldalchemy.com

161 Geoff Hammond, United States, WAIS, www.csiinternational.com

160 Rudolf Trubba, Czech Republic, RAPM, http://www.facebook.com/rudolf.trubba

160 Tom Imondi, United States, WAIS, www.facebook.com/tommcimondi

160 Carlos Simões, Portugal, RAPM, http://www.cpsimoes.net

157 Michael Sumners, United States, WAIS, www.facebook.com/michael.sumners.31

155 Julio Machado, Brazil, WAIS, www.julio.machado.info

155 Patrick O’Shea, United States, WAIS, www.thethousand.com

152 Arturo Ruiz, Mexico, RAPM, http://www.about.me/jart

151 Constantí Cabestany, Spain, WAIS III, www.rizomatismos.tumblr.com

151 Jason Robért, United States, WAIS, www.facebook.com/jason.r.robert.7

150 Jonathan Som, France, WAIS, http://www.facebook.com/jonathan.som

150 Jeffery Ford, United States, WAIS, www.facebook.com/HighOnIQ

149 Stephen Murray, Australia, WAIS, www.taotiger.com

146 Denis Walch, Austria, WAIS, www.facebook.com/Denis.Walch92

141 Jakub Oblizajek, Poland, WAIS, http://www.facebook.com/jakub.oblizajek

135 Tony Sparacino, United States, WAIS, http://www.facebook.com/tsparacino

135 Simon Rebsdorf, Denmark, RAPM, http://humanlifelab.wordpress.com

135 Dragan Mlakić, Bosnia & Hercegovina, RAPM, www.facebook.com/NoNamedReal

The World Highest IQ Scores lists some alternative tests:

ALGEBRICA

ANOTELEIA 44

Blue test

ESOTERICA

HIEROGLYPHICA

L.H.A.S.S.O. 31

Logical sequences assessment

Logima strictica 36

Logicaus strictimanus 24

Ls 60

Lshr Light

MATHODICA 22

Numerus

Numerus Classic

Numerus Light

Strict logic sequence examination I

VERBA 66

World intelligence test

XVLINGUA

Zen high range IQ test

GFIS IQ List has 0 mainstream intelligence tests out of 142 entries. WIQF Listing is defunct. Real IQ Listing uses a differential identity metric with “True IQ.” That is to demonstrate, in general, the ‘listings’ or the rankings of the highest measured IQ scores consist mostly or entirely of alternative intelligence test scores rather than mainstream intelligence test scores, i.e., reduced levels of reliability and validity, while the World Genius Directory demonstrates the highest number of mainstream intelligence tests with inclusion; even there, the vast majority of the intelligence test metrics taken for inclusion remain alternative tests. All “alternative tests” listed in some consist of lists of alternative tests and the relevant high scorers with some having less than 3 test takers per person. Thus, this provides one consistent image of the high-range testing environment in terms of the rankings or ‘listings.’ What does this state about the high-range testing environment to you?

Sorensen: I think that is a jungle with a rich multicolored flora and fauna, which although it is striking, due to the variety of exotic and chromatic species that are exhibited, is somewhat dizzying and saturating. In addition and concretely speaking, from a semantic methodological point of view, in my opinion the vast majority of the high-range testing environment scores, regardless of how spectacular they may seem, and despite that they can eventually represent the measurement of something else, they actually aren’t valid measurements of IQ.

Jacobsen: What does this state about the rankings to you?

Sorensen: That the only ranking that has objective validity, is the one above, and if it is expanded, it should be done based exclusively on the criteria that were followed to carry it out.

Jacobsen: If we take only the World Genius Directory and the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale, or the WAIS or the WAIS III, the listing, ranking really, becomes this:

185+ Christian Sorensen, Belgium, WAIS, www.isi-s.iqsociety.org

180+ Dr Evangelos Katsioulis, Greece, WAIS, www.katsioulis.com

175 Takahiro Kitagawa, Japan, WAIS, www.facebook.com/marubake.no.shiwaza

175 Susumu Ota, Japan, WAIS, www.facebook.com/susumu.ota.5

166 Thomas Hally, Mexico, WAIS, www.booksofintelligence.com

164 Iakovos Koukas, Greece, WAIS, http://www.facebook.com/iakovos.koukas

163 Dr Jason Betts, Australia, WAIS, www.emeraldalchemy.com

[Ed. Added on September 13, 2020, based on a personal email from Wagner-Damianowitsch:
163 Stephan Wagner-Damianowitsch, Serbia, WISC, www.facebook.com/s.m.wagner.damianowitsch.]

161 Geoff Hammond, United States, WAIS, www.csiinternational.com

160 Tom Imondi, United States, WAIS, www.facebook.com/tommcimondi

157 Michael Sumners, United States, WAIS, www.facebook.com/michael.sumners.31

155 Julio Machado, Brazil, WAIS, www.julio.machado.info

155 Patrick O’Shea, United States, WAIS, www.thethousand.com

151 Constantí Cabestany, Spain, WAIS III, www.rizomatismos.tumblr.com

151 Jason Robért, United States, WAIS, www.facebook.com/jason.r.robert.7

150 Jonathan Som, France, WAIS, http://www.facebook.com/jonathan.som

150 Jeffery Ford, United States, WAIS, www.facebook.com/HighOnIQ

149 Stephen Murray, Australia, WAIS, www.taotiger.com

146 Denis Walch, Austria, WAIS, www.facebook.com/Denis.Walch92

141 Jakub Oblizajek, Poland, WAIS, http://www.facebook.com/jakub.oblizajek

135 Tony Sparacino, United States, WAIS, http://www.facebook.com/tsparacino

(Source: World Genius Directory of Jason Betts.)

If we take only the Stanford-Binet or the SB from the World Genius Directory, we come to this two-part ranking:

185 Kirk Kirkpatrick, United States, Stanford-Binet, www.facebook.com/macrhino

164 Dr Manahel Thabet, Yemen, Stanford-Binet, www.smarttipsconsultants.com

(Source: World Genius Directory of Jason Betts.)

If we take only the Raven’s Advanced Progressive Matrices, or the RAPM, from the World Genius Directory, we get the ranking:

160 Rudolf Trubba, Czech Republic, RAPM, http://www.facebook.com/rudolf.trubba

160 Carlos Simões, Portugal, RAPM, http://www.cpsimoes.net

152 Arturo Ruiz, Mexico, RAPM, http://www.about.me/jart

135 Simon Rebsdorf, Denmark, RAPM, http://humanlifelab.wordpress.com

135 Dragan Mlakić, Bosnia & Hercegovina, RAPM, www.facebook.com/NoNamedReal

(Source: World Genius Directory of Jason Betts.)

If we combine these for the most reliable and validated mainstream intelligence tests – the WAIS, the SB, and the RAPM, we create the following revised ranking:

185+ Christian Sorensen, Belgium, WAIS, www.isi-s.iqsociety.org

185 Kirk Kirkpatrick, United States, Stanford-Binet, www.facebook.com/macrhino

180+ Dr Evangelos Katsioulis, Greece, WAIS, www.katsioulis.com

175 Takahiro Kitagawa, Japan, WAIS, www.facebook.com/marubake.no.shiwaza

175 Susumu Ota, Japan, WAIS, www.facebook.com/susumu.ota.5

166 Thomas Hally, Mexico, WAIS, www.booksofintelligence.com

164 Dr Manahel Thabet, Yemen, Stanford-Binet, www.smarttipsconsultants.com

164 Iakovos Koukas, Greece, WAIS, http://www.facebook.com/iakovos.koukas

163 Dr Jason Betts, Australia, WAIS, www.emeraldalchemy.com

[Ed. Added on September 13, 2020, based on a personal email from Wagner-Damianowitsch:
163 Stephan Wagner-Damianowitsch, Serbia, WISC, www.facebook.com/s.m.wagner.damianowitsch.]

161 Geoff Hammond, United States, WAIS, www.csiinternational.com

160 Rudolf Trubba, Czech Republic, RAPM, http://www.facebook.com/rudolf.trubba

160 Tom Imondi, United States, WAIS, www.facebook.com/tommcimondi

160 Carlos Simões, Portugal, RAPM, http://www.cpsimoes.net

157 Michael Sumners, United States, WAIS, www.facebook.com/michael.sumners.31

155 Julio Machado, Brazil, WAIS, www.julio.machado.info

155 Patrick O’Shea, United States, WAIS, www.thethousand.com

152 Arturo Ruiz, Mexico, RAPM, http://www.about.me/jart

151 Constantí Cabestany, Spain, WAIS III, www.rizomatismos.tumblr.com

151 Jason Robért, United States, WAIS, www.facebook.com/jason.r.robert.7

150 Jonathan Som, France, WAIS, http://www.facebook.com/jonathan.som

150 Jeffery Ford, United States, WAIS, www.facebook.com/HighOnIQ

149 Stephen Murray, Australia, WAIS, www.taotiger.com

146 Denis Walch, Austria, WAIS, www.facebook.com/Denis.Walch92

141 Jakub Oblizajek, Poland, WAIS, http://www.facebook.com/jakub.oblizajek

135 Tony Sparacino, United States, WAIS, http://www.facebook.com/tsparacino

135 Simon Rebsdorf, Denmark, RAPM, http://humanlifelab.wordpress.com

135 Dragan Mlakić, Bosnia & Hercegovina, RAPM, www.facebook.com/NoNamedReal

(Source: World Genius Directory of Jason Betts.)

In fact, one could separate the alternative intelligence tests from the mainstream intelligence tests. If working from all of the aforementioned rankings, while assuming reliability of the approval of the validity of the individual and the identification of the score on the mainstream intelligence test, we can incorporate a hybrid, strategically truncated, and revised high-range intelligence test score listing with greater validity than any in modern existence because of the far stronger validity and reliability and scientific bases of the mainstream intelligence tests compared to the alternative intelligence tests, i.e., a combination, in tactical parts, of the GENIUS High IQ Network ranking, Gifted High IQ Network ranking, Hall of IQ Scores, HRIQ Ranking List, Mahir Wu Ranking List, and the World Genius Directory, as follows:

185+ Christian Sorensen, Belgium, Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale – Revised (1981), www.isi-s.iqsociety.org

185 Kirk Kirkpatrick, United States, Stanford-Binet, www.facebook.com/macrhino

180+ Dr Evangelos Katsioulis, Greece, WAIS, www.katsioulis.com

175 Takahiro Kitagawa, Japan, WAIS, www.facebook.com/marubake.no.shiwaza

175 Susumu Ota, Japan, WAIS, www.facebook.com/susumu.ota.5

173 W. M. Fightmaster, USA, WAIS-R, www.linkedin.com/in/william-fightmaster

166 Thomas Hally, Mexico, WAIS, www.booksofintelligence.com

164 Dr Manahel Thabet, Yemen, Stanford-Binet, www.smarttipsconsultants.com

164 Iakovos Koukas, Greece, WAIS, http://www.facebook.com/iakovos.koukas

163 Dr Jason Betts, Australia, WAIS, www.emeraldalchemy.com

[Ed. Added on September 13, 2020, based on a personal email from Wagner-Damianowitsch:
163 Stephan Wagner-Damianowitsch, Serbia, WISC, www.facebook.com/s.m.wagner.damianowitsch.]

161 Geoff Hammond, United States, WAIS, www.csiinternational.com

161 Kota Akishige, Japan, WISC-IV, http://www.facebook.com/kota.akishige

160 Rudolf Trubba, Czech Republic, RAPM, http://www.facebook.com/rudolf.trubba

160 Tom Imondi, United States, WAIS, www.facebook.com/tommcimondi

160 Carlos Simões, Portugal, RAPM, http://www.cpsimoes.net

157 Michael Sumners, United States, WAIS, www.facebook.com/michael.sumners.31

155+ Juan Carlos Delgado, Venezuela, WAIS IV

155+ David Gerardo Espinoza Aviles, Mexico, WAIS IV

155 Julio Machado, Brazil, WAIS, www.julio.machado.info

155 Patrick O’Shea, United States, WAIS, www.thethousand.com

152 Arturo Ruiz, Mexico, RAPM, http://www.about.me/jart

151 Constantí Cabestany, Spain, WAIS III, www.rizomatismos.tumblr.com

151 Jason Robért, United States, WAIS, www.facebook.com/jason.r.robert.7

150 Jonathan Som, France, WAIS, http://www.facebook.com/jonathan.som

150 Jeffery Ford, United States, WAIS, www.facebook.com/HighOnIQ

149 Stephen Murray, Australia, WAIS, www.taotiger.com

146 Denis Walch, Austria, WAIS, www.facebook.com/Denis.Walch92

141 Jakub Oblizajek, Poland, WAIS, http://www.facebook.com/jakub.oblizajek

135 Tony Sparacino, United States, WAIS, http://www.facebook.com/tsparacino

135 Simon Rebsdorf, Denmark, RAPM, http://humanlifelab.wordpress.com

135 Dragan Mlakić, Bosnia & Hercegovina, RAPM, www.facebook.com/NoNamedReal

Jacobsen: Does this reflect better the current robust standards of the mainstream intelligence tests more?

Sorensen: I think that it is not possible to sustain that the mainstream intelligence tests, reflect better the current robust standards, since for responding so, it would be necessary to establish a comparative relationship, which in this case is not factible, because what is intended to be compared, in one of the two variables cannot become the subject of comparison, therefore between both, there is nothing to compare. Said in other terms, the fact of alluding to alternative intelligence tests, is a counter-sense, since there aren’t enough evidence available, in order to scientifically establish, that what these instruments are trying to measure, is actually general intelligence and not something else, that their measurements are consistent and objective, and that mathematical positive correlations with professional intelligence tests may be proved. Therefore from my point of view, what is concretely conclusive, is that for nothing that has to do with general intelligence measures, high range tests are somehow any alternative.

Jacobsen: One limitation of this new list comes from the low number of individuals in such a list. Another is the need to utilize materials already in existence. A further limitation is the exclusion of honest efforts, limited though generally sincere, at the development of the high-range testing world. I could envision a two-part effort. One in the rankings of highest mainstream intelligence tests’ highest scorers for individuals who wish to become part of a rank and to further the efforts at the most accurate stipulations of the who’s who in the high-scorer world with a Highest Mainstream Intelligence Test Scores Ranking, where this could clear the air in the real misrepresentations of fact pervasive in most online articles written about this subject matter. Another in the rankings of the highest intelligence tests’ scorers on the alternative tests considered the most reliable and valid within the context of the alternative test world of the high-range with a Highest Alternative Intelligence Test Scores Ranking, where the former becomes represented in the “hybrid, strategically truncated, and revised high-range intelligence listing” above and the latter becomes implied via a combination of the aforementioned names, tests’ test-takers, and lists as well as the exclusion of the “Highest Mainstream Intelligence Test Scores Ranking” scores from the hypothetical “Highest Alternative Intelligence Test Scores Ranking” for distinct and mutually non-overlapping score sets without necessarily non-overlapping name sets. In this, we respect the difference in scientific reliability and validity of mainstream intelligence tests and alternative intelligence tests while incorporating more comprehensive and distinct efforts at the listings of both types of tests, test takers, and scores. Any thoughts on this?

Sorensen: We are not in an ethical sphere, therefore I think that to pretend to judge, whether the efforts of the test developers are honest or not, is irrelevant, since their good intentions may interest God, but in this context they matter little. I consider that these hybrid rankings, that mix test scores of different natures, are like a turkey in front of a dish of goulash, since although neither the components, nor the composition of these are clearly distinguishable, he just eats it, since is used to swallowing everything without chewing nothing when it is tasty.

Jacobsen: To further the development of the testing above 4-sigma, what would help entice individuals to submit alternative test scores and mainstream intelligence test scores to include in the future rankings with greater reliability and validity – power in accurate representation of the reality?

Sorensen: Reality.

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