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Are You Smarter Than a Fucking Genius?

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Are You Smarter Than a Fucking Genius?

Postby pjbogart » Tue Jul 03, 2012 9:52 pm

Yeah, so I'm reading all about the Higgs-Boson, what the fuck do I know, right? I come across a link, "how scientifically literate are you?" Alright, the gauntlet has been thrown, I'm game.

Beware, 50 questions and they're really hard if you spent your college years studying literature, philosophy and beer.

Are You Scientifically Literate?

34 of 50 and only one did I feel bad about missing. I knew that one. Really, I did.
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Re: Are You Smarter Than a Fucking Genius?

Postby Huckleby » Tue Jul 03, 2012 10:30 pm

Ron Jeremy is a fucking genius. I hope I am smarter than him, but not counting on it.
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Re: Are You Smarter Than a Fucking Genius?

Postby Dust Mite Rodeo » Tue Jul 03, 2012 10:42 pm

36 but I'm sort of a scientician and feel bad about every one I miss. I'd say at least 6 I missed because I was going too fast.
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Re: Are You Smarter Than a Fucking Genius?

Postby Donald » Tue Jul 03, 2012 10:56 pm

I don't want to brag, but, yeah, 40. I should have gotten 45. A degree biological sciences a long time ago and a subscription to Scientific American helped. I never did like chemistry, and it showed. I'm surprised I did so well on the physics questions.
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Re: Are You Smarter Than a Fucking Genius?

Postby snoqueen » Tue Jul 03, 2012 11:10 pm

43 of 50 correct.

I had help starting about halfway through -- a family member is visiting, so two heads might (or might not) be better than one.

The ones I missed often had to do with getting the decimal point in the wrong place -- I've never been able to do that reliably. Also, we had to laugh because we realized a couple of the questions came from parts of science newer than the way we learned it when we were in school, including the quantum ones.
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Re: Are You Smarter Than a Fucking Genius?

Postby Prof. Wagstaff » Tue Jul 03, 2012 11:58 pm

I got 43.

But two of those were naught but lucky guesses, so 41, if I'm being honest.
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Re: Are You Smarter Than a Fucking Genius?

Postby Walter » Wed Jul 04, 2012 3:55 am

My degree is in the social sciences. So there's no damn way I'm taking it. I don't need that kind of self-abuse.
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Re: Are You Smarter Than a Fucking Genius?

Postby bdog » Wed Jul 04, 2012 5:43 am

DNF

Got the first one wrong and knew it would not be pretty.

So faked a hammy pull and limped off.
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Re: Are You Smarter Than a Fucking Genius?

Postby chainsawcurtis » Wed Jul 04, 2012 7:25 am

31 out of fifty but I never took chemistry or physics in high school and take trigonometry twice in order to get a regents diploma (NY). But I read a lot of sci-fi as a kid.
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Re: Are You Smarter Than a Fucking Genius?

Postby TeachInPeace » Wed Jul 04, 2012 7:30 am

72% correct! Of course, I majored in Legal Studies after I quit Biology (too much math). I always struggled with Chem - but a lot of this was on the order of Bar Trivia, so not really that hard. Fun though!
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Re: Are You Smarter Than a Fucking Genius?

Postby Steve Vokers » Wed Jul 04, 2012 9:41 am

You answered 36 of 50 questions correctly for a total score of 72%.


Not a genius, but better than I thought I'd do.

I only took the minimum number of science courses to get a degree in one of the social sciences.
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Re: Are You Smarter Than a Fucking Genius?

Postby Detritus » Wed Jul 04, 2012 11:03 am

tl;dir
u c tomkat split? omfg sad 4 suri :cry:
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Re: Are You Smarter Than a Fucking Genius?

Postby Dangerousman » Wed Jul 04, 2012 11:46 am

You answered 43 of 50 questions correctly for a total score of 86%.
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Re: Are You Smarter Than a Fucking Genius?

Postby Comrade » Wed Jul 04, 2012 12:54 pm

48 out of 50 and didn't really feel challenged at all.
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Re: Are You Smarter Than a Fucking Genius?

Postby Huckleby » Wed Jul 04, 2012 1:00 pm

bdog wrote:DNF

Got the first one wrong and knew it would not be pretty.

So faked a hammy pull and limped off.


I had same experience. I did hang in there and answer the next few questions correctly, but that first one hurt my ego and I was unable to recover.
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