Paul Allen - 1600
Bill Gates - 1590
Bill O'Reilly - 1585
Rush Limbaugh - 1530 (???)
Al Gore - 1355
George W. Bush - 1206
Bill Clinton - 1032
Al Franken - 1020
Howard Stern - 870
I wonder where they got those numbers. Some of them don't look correct to me, especially George Bush's. I smell a GOP rat. I simply don't believe that Bush's score is higher than Al Franken's and certainly not higher than Clinton's. I find it hard to believe Limbaugh's score also.
I think I was 1100 or something. WOOT I beat Bill Clinton! (Wait, is that even worth being happy about?)
I would love to know the score of the POTUS, but he won't release it.
I've never listened to Rush. Is he really that smart??
I was surprised that W scored higher than Clinton. Maybe Bill just had a bad day. I'm not saying W is stupid - I think he's smarter than most people give him credit for...
I read somewhere a while back that Nixon had an IQ of 180! Reagan's was only like 105, I think, and Carter's is around 150.
Nixon was very smart. So was Carter. Clinton was among the smartest and more important, street smartest. So was LBJ. SAT scores are correlate with parental income, biasing the scores in favor of privileged children, assuming they get good parental attention, and against poor ghetto kids.
I'm not sure I follow you, Ralph. It has been many years indeed since I took a SAT (I actually don't remember if they were used when I graduated from high school), buy my imperfect impression of the current ones is that they are intended to give an indication of the scholastic learning in school. A measurement of the knowledge base of the student in particular areas the test designers feel would assist in higher education. They are not an IQ test but rather a knowledge test limited to narrow fields of scholarly endeavor rather than life experiences.
If that is correct I would certainly expect "privileged" children with attentive parents to score better than poor ghetto kids but that is not biased, it is an accurate measurement of knowledge. Very few "poor ghetto kids" could be expected to accumulate large stores of knowledge in the areas being tested, but that is simple fact, not bias. I suppose the SAT's could include tests to see if the kids understood gang emblems and how to avoid police cars, but I doubt that would be very valuable knowledge to gaining more knowledge from the classes offered in colleges, and isn't that what the SAT's are all about? Or am I misunderstanding the SAT entirely (certainly possible!)?
When my HS junior class took the tests, boys took the SAT and girls took the ACT, so for some years in Ohio. gender bias was added, I think.
An aquaintance made his daughter take the pre-SAT then SAT every six months from ages 13 - 17, pushing for the perfect score. She was worn out and depressed.
Is a SAT score really important? To me things like that and IQ are really meaningless. It's what you do in University and after that counts.
That is not to attack you but just my opinion
I don't think IQ is meaningless at all. There ought to be a minimum IQ for a whole lot of jobs.
Oh, I sooooo agree with that! Such jobs should include working for the IRS! lol
I think this is a brilliant idea! ...IRS...hilarious!!
Inanimate objects have an IQ of 12. Is that high enough? lol
1200 isn't that great if you have the opportunities GWB did, although none of it matters. An SAT score of 1600 doesn't mean you'll do better in life than someone who scores a 980. SATs aren't universal measures of intelligence, either.
Don't get me started on the problems with the IQ test.
SAT scores absolutely reflect the quality of high school education as well as how diligently said education is absorbed (and perhaps valued) by the student.
Case in point:
Clinton went to Hot Springs High School in Hot Springs, Arkansas.
W went to private prep schools in Houston , TX and Andover, Mass.
Clinton managed to overcome his relatively poor SAT scores and graduate Yale Law School AND become a Rhodes Scholar.
Clinton is very smart, and he's great with people. Obama is smart, but he doesn't have the "people gift" that Bill has. And say what you want, but W isn't as dumb as you think! Carter is very intelligent, and Nixon was brilliant, which just goes to show that you need more than smarts to be an effective leader.
And that 1020 was good enough to get Al Franken into Harvard.
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