Almost always after solving a rather difficult task, a person hears such words in his address: “Yes, you are the most intelligent in the world.” Such praise is certainly pleasant, but rarely anyone wonders what this concept really means. Now in society it is customary to determine the most intelligent person according to different criteria.
So what abilities or talents should a person have in order to have the right to be called the most intelligent? They may be the one who settled in life, or a generator of ideas or a professional in their field, or a scholar in all. In a word, one who is able to quickly learn and demonstrate his talent.
How is the level of human intelligence
As a rule, several people are involved in great discoveries and inventions.All of them at different times make their own, definite contribution to the future innovation. The creation of an IQ test was no exception. But they didn’t create it to reveal the most intelligent person.
The term IQ and test were first used in practice in 1916. It has become popular and its relevance is not lost in our time. On its basis determine the most intelligent person. But not all scientists are inclined to believe in the infallibility of test results, since a unique person can offer completely non-trivial solutions to test problems.
As a result, the test is able to check how a person can cope with such tasks, but absolutely can not give an accurate description of all abilities. And even a high IQ certainly will not make a person a genius.The best minds of the planet have achieved success only through constant work and thanks to their abilities.
The level of intelligence of ordinary people and prominent personalities
Statistics says: in half of people the IQ indicator is 90–110 units, 2.5 percent it is less than 70 units, the same factor has a factor of 125-135 units and only 0.5 percent indicator exceeds 135 units, indicating their genius.
For example, the Nobel Prize winners have an IQ of about 155-165 units. But there are people who have the same high IQ, but they do not stand out from the crowd, that is, have not found use for their talents.
Marilyn Vos Savant is listed in the Guinness Book of Records, with an IQ of 228 units. The test was taken by a 10-year-old girl born in 1946. The result is still unattainable, as a result, Vos Savant is still called the most intelligent man in the world.
Marilyn believes that the disciplines that are associated with a rather high intellectual activity are only mathematics and nuclear physics. It is worth noting that her husband, Robert Jarvik, has an IQ of 180. This is a famous biologist, he invented an artificial heart.Marilyn believes that intelligence can be increased by 20 percent through proper nutrition, and it can be inherited.
The smartest in Russia
Russians also have someone to be proud of. The notorious Grigory Perelman was born in Leningrad in 1966. The scientist was the first to prove the Poincare theorem. An outstanding mathematician is the smartest person in Russia and in the whole world. In 2006, the Russian citizen was awarded the Fields Medal, but the scientist refused it. And in 2010, Perelman was awarded the Clay Mathematical Institute with a prize of one million dollars for solving the Millennium Problem. The Petersburger also refused money.
Anatoly Wasserman graduated from the Odessa Institute of Refrigeration Technology.He became a thermal engineer and went to work as a programmer at the Kholodmash research and production association in the research sector. Later, he worked as a programmer for a long time at the Research and Development Institute Pishhepromavtomatika. And in 1991 he became a journalist, wrote for computer magazines, and later began working as a political consultant with Nurali Latypov.
On the screen for the first time he was seen in 1989 in the club “What? Where? When? ”, Then appeared in the“ Brain Ring ”. And in his game, he won five competitions in a row in 2001 and 2002, and in 2004 he was recognized as the best player of the decade.
It is worth noting that almost all geniuses and outstanding people lead a rather modest lifestyle. They are not whimsical in everyday life and do not require special treatment of themselves. They do not at all consider themselves to be special and, moreover, geniuses. It is said that their abilities are a natural gift that they could dispose of.