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Who thinks they are smart?

  1. Oct 22, 2009 #1
    I would like to ask everyone visiting this forum

    Except me, who in this forum claims he is VERY SMART ? :cool:
     
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  3. Oct 22, 2009 #2

    DaveC426913

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    Smart? Or smart-a$$?

    Haha. But all seriousness aside, smart is a very ambiguous term. I will be surprised if anyone labels themselves this way at all.

    Except possibly jimmysnyder. See my first comment regarding that.
     
  4. Oct 22, 2009 #3

    turbo

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    That's a tough one. Sometimes, I am NOT very smart and have screwed up royally. I had trouble when I was a kid because IQ test scores were not treated confidentially and teachers and administrators passed around results without regard for the kids.
     
  5. Oct 22, 2009 #4

    russ_watters

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    I am also very smart.
     
  6. Oct 22, 2009 #5

    Pengwuino

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    I'm very smart[strike]a$$[/strike].

    Why do you ask?
     
  7. Oct 22, 2009 #6

    DaveC426913

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    OK. Colour me surprised.
     
  8. Oct 22, 2009 #7

    lisab

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    Me too, smart @ss all the way. I keep my mute button pushed most of the time.
     
  9. Oct 22, 2009 #8
    Re: Except me

    I don't find myself to be smart, but I do believe I have worked hard to appear intelligent. Whether this makes me more or less arrogant than the person that finds him or herself to be VERY SMART is still a question that is up in the air.

    If you were to test my knowledge on history, politics, art, law, masonry, etc, you would find me to be a rather ignorant person.

    IQ tests and GPAs don't reflect the brilliance of many people.
     
  10. Oct 22, 2009 #9

    Moonbear

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    I'm a very smart smart@$$. :biggrin:
     
  11. Oct 22, 2009 #10
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    I smart verily every time I cut, burn, or otherwise injure myself. Does that count?
     
  12. Oct 22, 2009 #11

    Monocerotis

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    Everyone is equal

    People just focus the power of their brain on what interests them. It's the greater social consciousness that deems one area of study or interests more important than another, which is quite unfortunate. Knowledge is relative.

    If a man who knows everything about hockey and football and nothing else less smart than a man who knows everything about math and physics and nothing else?
     
  13. Oct 22, 2009 #12
    Re: Except me

    I'm very smart. At least with things that i'm good at.
     
  14. Oct 22, 2009 #13
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    i am smarter than the self proclaimed very smart people :approve:
     
  15. Oct 22, 2009 #14
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    Agreed. I think the mind is limitless to the field that interests it. The man that bags my groceries may know more about gathering carts than I could ever hope to understand about the motion of classical particles.
     
  16. Oct 22, 2009 #15

    Office_Shredder

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    Are you suggesting that the man that bags your groceries finds gathering carts to be the most interesting subject field in the world?
     
  17. Oct 22, 2009 #16
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    Now what is the most interest subject anyway?
     
  18. Oct 22, 2009 #17
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    It's safe to say that just about anyone on these forums is smarter than the average person on the street.
     
  19. Oct 23, 2009 #18

    Office_Shredder

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    I don't claim there is one for everybody, but I guarantee nobody thinks it's various methods of collecting carts
     
  20. Oct 23, 2009 #19
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    Absolutely. Have you ever pulled off a 360 on a cart? Epic.
     
  21. Oct 23, 2009 #20

    Lisa!

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    Oops! A mis-step!This is not the geniuses topic:biggrin:
     
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