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    Default IQ and GQ and the Genius of the Rice Plant

    An IQ is a measure of intelligence and GQ is a measure of genes.

    For instance, you have 120,000 genes but a simple rice plant has 150,000 genes.

    So a rice plant has a GQ about one and a half times higher than yours.

    If we translate this roughly into IQ, the rice plant has an IQ of 150 while you have an IQ of 100. So a simple rice plant is considerably more genetically intelligent than you.

    And this not only applies to rice plants, it applies to all plants. In fact plants are biochemical geniuses.

    And plants have to be biochemical geniuses because they can't move, quite unlike ourselves who can move all over the place. So plants have to do everything by biochemisty and they do. And they make us look like dummkofps.

    How amazing that we can now read our genome back to the dawn of time, and we can now read the genome of any living creature.

    And we can recognize the pure genius of even a rice plant.

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    Isnt GQ a magazine for adult men ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by entropie View Post
    Isnt GQ a magazine for adult men ?
    Sure, and GQ recognizes the pure genius of the rice plant.

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    So, we're more stupid than rice.
    And still, we eat the rice, the rice doesn't eat us.
    The wiseness of the rice doens't prevent us from eating it. Poor rice.
    So, my end conclusion is that you dont' have to be the wisest to survive.
    How logical is that?

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    But the rice wants us to eat it, doesn't it? So we will spread its seed or continue to cultivate it? So really we're just doing its bidding. We're all hapless rice minions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alcea rosea View Post
    So, we're more stupid than rice.
    And still, we eat the rice, the rice doesn't eat us.
    The wiseness of the rice doens't prevent us from eating it. Poor rice.
    So, my end conclusion is that you dont' have to be the wisest to survive.
    How logical is that?
    Au contraire, just as a flower uses a bee to reproduce, rice uses us to reproduce. Just look how successful they have been. They use us to plant themselves all over the globe in the most favourable conditions. Why even in the Australian Bush we grow rice with irrigation. We think we grow rice to eat but rice feeds us in order to create more rice plants. We are the servants of rice and merely eat the crumbs of rice from the table.

    Ivy knows we are rice minions.

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    I recently read about genetically modified rice that has human immunity genes spliced in. That is some seriously Frankensteiny stuff. I think I'll stick to old fashioned.

    I would like to also assign to rice a Deliciousness Quotient which would be roughly 1000 times that of a human. I assume.
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    Victor...

    ERROR, does not compute.

    Intelligence is not in number of genes. After all, you have "smart" genes and you have "dumb" genes. Clobbering more pieces of junk genes does not make it better.

    Imagine a computer... a very very old computer, perhaps a commodore 64. Does it compare to one of our modern netbook? Or even a handheld computer? No. What if we stick 10 commodores together into a system. How does that compare? Still no comparison. Well what about 100? how about 1000? Does that compare?

    No, it does not. The processing speed of individual units is much much slower than that of a netbook. Also the larger the network is, the more problems it has with utilizing every single unit effectively.

    Therefore having 100X the components does not make a smarter computer. So more genes in a rice plant does not make them smarter than us.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Victor View Post
    An IQ is a measure of intelligence and GQ is a measure of genes.

    For instance, you have 120,000 genes but a simple rice plant has 150,000 genes.

    So a rice plant has a GQ about one and a half times higher than yours.
    uh?
    No, if the 120 000 is the base 100 then the rice plant has 125 GQ

    Lots of genes are non codant , btw. It's a natural effect of evolution.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Victor View Post
    If we translate this roughly into IQ, the rice plant has an IQ of 150 while you have an IQ of 100.
    WTF? Seriously...

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