# [ExI] What would an IQ of 500 or 1000 look like?

Giovanni Santostasi gsantostasi at gmail.com
Mon May 25 21:42:32 UTC 2015

```What are the IQ of intelligent animals?  This would give you some point of
reference.

The most intelligent animals, such as some chimpanzees, bonobos, parrots,
and dolphins, are in this range. Bonobo or chimpanzee I.Q. scores are
sometimes even quoted as high as 80 or 90, but those are childhood age-peer
scores that correspond to adult I.Q.'s of only just over 40.

http://www.paulcooijmans.com/intelligence/iq_ranges.html

On Mon, May 25, 2015 at 1:00 AM, Jason Resch <jasonresch at gmail.com> wrote:

> Modern IQ scores are based on standards of deviation, so you would need to
> factor in the range and rarity of human intelligence, which is probably
> upper bounded by human biology. So to answer your question you need to see
> how rare IQ's of 500 or 1000 are respectively. Assuming the IQ test is
> defined where each standard deviation is 15, then an IQ of 145 is 3
> standards of deviation above the mean, and accordingly the chance of
> someone having an IQ of 145 or higher has a z-score of 3, which has a
> probability of one in (according to the below calculator) 741.
> https://www.fourmilab.ch/rpkp/experiments/analysis/zCalc.html
>
> The calculator breaks down above a z-score of 6, which has a probability
> of 1 in ~10 billion, corresponding to an IQ > 180. An IQ of 1,000 would
> have a z-score of 26.667, and an IQ of 1000 would be a z-score of 60. So we
> must ask, out of 10^20 or 10^30 naturally born humans how smart would that
> smartest human out of those ~10^30 be?
>
> Here's what something with an IQ of 2005 looks like:
>
> Jason
>
>
> On Sun, May 24, 2015 at 10:06 PM, John Grigg <possiblepaths2050 at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
>> I ran across this intriguing Quora thread, which I thought might interest
>> the folks here...
>>
>> http://www.quora.com/What-would-an-IQ-of-500-or-1000-look-like
>>
>> I recently saw the film Limitless, which along with Flowers for Algernon,
>> and Lawnmower Man, is now a fave film of mine on intelligence enhancement.
>>
>> I so badly want a big batch of those pills! lol
>>
>>
>> John  :  )
>>
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