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  1. #201
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    Can I trade my beauty/height for intelligence?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spectral View Post
    Yeah, that's kind of meaningless though. I can't improve my strength beyond some biological limit either, but I surely can improve it, and it's nowhere near its cap. The same is true for most people's intellect. Trust me, not that many people are capping out there.
    Very true, the brain works much akin to a muscle.
    People highly interested in academia will likely develop it more than those who prefer jersey shore all day, the potential for both however is likely similar, priorities and interests change and are what make the difference in the end.
    Also agree that most people dont quite cap it, likely due to motivation/interest and socioeconomics again.

    Quote Originally Posted by Spectral View Post
    I'll give you an example of something that leads me to decide, "this person is probably stupid" that all of us here can relate to, but most people will disagree with me on. If I see a player in WoW pulling 15K DPS on a boss (at level 90), ask them what's going on, and they say, "lol i play 4 fun", I feel pretty comfortable concluding that they're stupid. I know many people will tell me that this person might just have different priorities, but I honestly feel that people who don't care at all if they're good at things that they spend a fair bit of time doing are basically stupid.
    Cant agree here at all :d yes, that is purely motivation and interest based.
    Some people spend a couple of hours a week playing and see no reason to dedicate themselves, personally i dedicate to almost anything i do and end up being fairly good at it from that alone, but some people... dont care.
    I dont think that has much to do with intelligence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kurioxan View Post
    Cant agree here at all :d yes, that is purely motivation and interest based.
    Some people spend a couple of hours a week playing and see no reason to dedicate themselves, personally i dedicate to almost anything i do and end up being fairly good at it from that alone, but some people... dont care.
    I dont think that has much to do with intelligence.
    I disagree! I think motivation is correlated to intellect very strongly.

    That aside, if someone can't notice that hitting Pyroblast! or a Lock n' Load proc is good idea, they're fucking stupid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Umchilli View Post
    Brain cells on the other hand cannot grow back
    Brain cells actually grow all the time till we die. It's the speed at which neural connections between cells that slows down.

    As a matter of fact, no single cell in your body is older than 48 hours.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Umchilli View Post
    Muscles grow and develope from workout. Due to their mechanism of repairing from workout and thus growing you can have 500% increases in strenght from some skinny guy to power lifter.
    Brain cells on the other hand cannot grow back, they can become 'lazy' and with mental workout you can improve their efficiency to what nature intended should be used but you can't go beyond that. Every other improvement past that point is subjective and test measuring it becomes faulty.
    Actually there are several studies that suggest both grey and white matter regenerates, albeit very slowly.
    Also muscle cells get thicker, they dont add more cells aside from satelite cells, so you can also compare that to the neurons forming more connections.

    Also i believe what he is talking about is biological limit being capped, which is different from what you are talking about.
    I have to side with him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spectral View Post
    I disagree! I think motivation is correlated to intellect very strongly.

    That aside, if someone can't notice that hitting Pyroblast! or a Lock n' Load proc is good idea, they're fucking stupid.
    Oh yes, in my views motivation is the prime part of intelligence! i dont disagree at all with that, im sure you read my opinions on intelligence before on other posts
    What im saying is that the person has no motivation towards the game, does not mean he isnt highly motivated towards many other things, it can just be his relax-fuckitall thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by narzinor View Post
    Brain cells actually grow all the time till we die. It's the speed at which neural connections between cells that slows down.

    As a matter of fact, no single cell in your body is older than 48 hours.


    OT: I'm roughly average looking, maybe even a bit above average, and I am an intellectual person, but I think I might trade a little bit of my smarts for some help in the looks department. Only a tiny bit though. =p

    48 hours? blood cells can live up to 120 days, not sure if the number is correct or am i misunderstanding something?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lizbeth View Post
    Just curious, why did you add height? Who want's to be tall anyway? I'd happily give away 0.3-0.4' for free.
    Being somewhat taller would've been nice.
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    I am lead to believe I already am tall and beautiful. I would trade a few centimeters for a bit more IQ though, it's painfull being tall in a world built for not-that-tall people.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kurioxan View Post
    Actually there are several studies that suggest both grey and white matter regenerates, albeit very slowly.
    Also muscle cells get thicker, they dont add more cells aside from satelite cells, so you can also compare that to the neurons forming more connections.

    Also i believe what he is talking about is biological limit being capped, which is different from what you are talking about.
    I have to side with him.

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    Oh yes, in my views motivation is the prime part of intelligence! i dont disagree at all with that, im sure you read my opinions on intelligence before on other posts
    What im saying is that the person has no motivation towards the game, does not mean he isnt highly motivated towards many other things, it can just be his relax-fuckitall thing.

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    48 hours? blood cells can live up to 120 days, not sure if the number is correct or am i misunderstanding something?
    Think of your notebook's CPU. Usually newer ones have low consumption and turbo modes.
    Obviously first one uses less resources but doesn't have the same processing power.
    Now think of two different processors, let's take new generation intel's i7's.
    First one's regular clock speed is 3.3 Ghz and second one's is 3.5 GHz. Second one is obviously faster one but if you turbo-charge 1st one to 3.9 GHz it will become faster than the second one at the expense of more energy consumed. Translated to humans it means someone who's had frequent mental workout can go past someone else who hasn't been pushing his brain to limits, even if he has weaker base. But all else being equal, with same mental workouts the second person will always outdo the first one.
    Ofcourse the trade off will be higher percentage of your brain used and higher energy consumption.

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    6'5" and decent looking. No deal Howie!

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    I wouldn't want to be that tall imo

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    I understand that idea, and i reserve it to neural abnormalities such as autism which essentially rewires brain priorities to specific tasks, it is say, a hyper specialization.

    But normal people will not have that much variance at all, it ends up being all about motivation and training, their interests and how long they dedicate to certain tasks which then can train their brains to specialize more into that specific area.

    And with that they get closer to their biological limit, which in my view, is quite similar to most people outside of those neural abnormalities.

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    I would trade my height and beauty for intelligence.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kurioxan View Post
    48 hours? blood cells can live up to 120 days, not sure if the number is correct or am i misunderstanding something?
    I checked my facts, and I was wrong. Most cells live only a few days, but certain cells (the examples given were some immune system cells [6-7 weeks] and pancreatic cells [1-2 years]) can live for a lot longer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by narzinor View Post
    I checked my facts, and I was wrong. Most cells live only a few days, but certain cells (the examples given were some immune system cells [6-7 weeks] and pancreatic cells [1-2 years]) can live for a lot longer.
    Yeah i wondered about that :P Although it could have been based on the idea that every 7 or 10 years all your cells are replaced so i thought you might have been saying that at any one time you have cells that are younger than 48 hours, thus my question :P

    Anyway, yes, neurons can regenerate but it is slow, there are studies being done into drugs that can accelerate that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by apepi View Post
    Can I trade my beauty/height for intelligence?
    These would be my words exactly.

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  17. #217
    I'm 5'10 and average looking, it's an easy no. Peace of mind comes from within, it doesn't require outside influence unless the individual themselves is shallow.
    One cannot simply quit wow his way into Mordor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jayburner View Post
    I'm close to thinking about it these days.

    I wonder what would happen to my memories of being forever alone..
    Wouldn't mind a bit more beauty, but I don't need more height. Would be benefitial to be a bit more ignorant, to feel more happy about things :P

  19. #219
    Idk, I'm already 6'7", and I wouldn't call myself ugly.

  20. #220
    I'm ugly AND dumb. Can I just have one? Please?

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