Why does Libb Thims make genius lists?

Buss sexual reaction receptiveness study (1993)

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The results of the 1993 "reaction of college women to outright sexual proposition", above (left), as published in David Buss' The Evolution of Desire (1994), from which, in real time data, in evolutionary psychology terms, one is able to "see" the entire process of mate selection, and the concordant human reproduction reaction, broken down mechanistically, e.g. in terms of exchange forces and chemical reaction mechanism steps, wherein the solution to "love thought experiment", above (right) as Goethe ruminated on in 1808, becomes muddled, to the point of being near insoluble, i.e. until one becomes either a human affinity theorist (as Goethe and Percy Shelley did), or a human free energy theorist (as Neumann did), among which, as one will find, free thinkers, oft-cited in the IQ of 200 or above range (see: IQ 200 or above impossible) and or IQ of 225 or above are common (see: IQ:200+ HCT prodigies); accordingly, one, in this situation, is "forced" into the field of IQ ranking (see: methodology), so the real geniuses (the whey) from the disrespecting-to-intelligence "fake IQs" (the curd); a sign of respect to true geniuses, e.g. one's who are willing to burn at the stake in the name of truth (e.g. Giordano Bruno, Thomas Aikenhead, etc.), which are as rare as lightening struck twice.
In queries, why does Libb Thims make genius lists?, an overly-common, reoccurring, and frequently asked question, particularly in genius studies, oft-referring to assumed reasonings behind the various IQ listings (e.g. IQ: 225+, IQ:200+, etc.) and genius listings (e.g. geniuses on) made by Libb Thims.

The short answer why Thims ranks and orders genius in listings, is: (a) an ideology that arose out of curiosity, and (b) per reason of mental ordering, e.g. for personal reasons, e.g. similar to the personal list of physics geniuses that Lev Landau carried round in his pocket (see: Landau genius scale), and for social reasons, in respect to public correction of gross error and misinformation.

Thims’ genius rankings
The following are main “general” genius, as compared to specialized rankings (e.g. greatest mathematician ever, greatest chemist ever, greatest philosopher ever, last universal genius, universal genius, last person to know everything, polymath, etc.), ranked listings made by Libb Thims, shown in reverse chronological order: [N1]

On 16 Apr 2020, Thims began to employ the Thims-Cox-Buzan-Platt Genius IQ scale (2 geniuses), an enhanced version of the Cox-Buzan-Platt IQs (2 geniuses), which is more focused version the Cox-Buzan IQs (23 geniuses), as a means of forced downscaling of the ceiling range geniuses to more neutralized, unbiased points of reference:

Thims-Cox-Buzan-Platt-Terman Genius IQ Scale 1000px

Wherein, following recently updated CR page, and a finding that Clausius derived a large part of entropy from Thomson, the following downscaling actuated:

Goethe (225|#1) → (210|#1)
Newton (220|#2) → (205|#2)
Einstein (215|#3) → (205|#3)
Maxwell (210|#4) → (205|#4)
Gibbs (210|#5) → (205|#5)
Clausius (205|#5) → (195|#7)
Da Vinci (200|#7) → (200|#6)
Young (200|#8) → (195|#11)
Helmholtz (195|#9) → (#195|#10)
Aristotle (195|#10) → (195|#8)
Galileo (195|#11) → (195|#9)

Top 1000 geniuses (753 names) + candidates (73 names) | Nov 2019
Top 1000 geniuses (732 names) + candidates (~30 names) | Feb 2019
● Top 1000 geniuses (676+ names) + candidates (~20 names) | Jul 2018

Top 1000 geniuses | list expanded into ten wiki pages; name changed from 500 to 1000, and a total of 577 geniuses (full names and dates) ranked | 1 Jan 2018

Top 500 geniuses | 502+ geniuses (non-existive) | Jun 2017; named-changed.

Genius IQs existive | 15 Dec 2016 (version 7); active
Smartest person alive | existive | 22 Jun 2013 (version 25); archived
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● Top 500 geniuses (5 Jun 2015) (e.g. version 34 of Top 500 geniuses: 101-200), removed all "existive" (living) people, e.g. Bill Gates [see: Gates model], Terrance Tao, etc., from list

● Thims’ 40-person IQ:200+ listing/video (27 Feb 2015) and his American Presidents by IQ (30 Mar 2015), following phone interview with Thims, became Business Insider feature articles [1]

● 25 Smartest People Alive | Existive (2014) (80-min video) (Ѻ) | 11 Dec 2014 | 4K+ views

● Top 500 geniuses (Jan 2014) existive (alive) and non-existive (historical) geniuses

Genius IQs | 460+ geniuses (24 Oct 2011 to Jan 2014); archived

● IQ 200+ (online) | 40 geniuses | 17 Oct 2011 (version 554); archived

IQ: 150+ | Smartest woman ever | 6 individuals | 16 Apr 2011 (version 12)

Cox-Buzan IQs | 13 individuals | 6 Aug 2010 (version 3) | 23 individuals (current)

IQ: 225+ | 11 individuals | 9 Mar 2010 (version 8)

● IQ 200+ | Smartest person ever (2010 4-part 1-hr video) | 40 individuals (2M views)
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● IQ 200+ (online) | 36 individuals | 29 Sep 2010 (version 477) | Adragon de Mello down-graded (↓↓↓) to #33; Goethe up-graded (↑) to position #1; this was the "turning point" (or tipping point), wherein Thims began (or was forced) re-ranking geniuses into cogent order and or adjusting up or down the purported extant genius range IQs (140+) of individuals

Thims IQ 200 tables (2007 to 2010)

● IQ 200+ (online) | 24 individuals | 17 Feb 2010 (version 213) | Adragon de Mello, with IQ cited at 400 (calculated by his father), added to position #1 (as shown above), at which point the entire ranking became completely nonsensical, e.g. that de Mello was, supposedly, twice as smart as de Mello.
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Goethe-Hirata comparison
In c.1995, Thims, as a chemical engineering student, began working on human chemical thermodynamics, as an intellectual pastime; in 2005, Thims discovered that Goethe had done, what he had been ruminating after for over a decade, in 1799, and that in 1925 he became the first human calculated to have had an IQ of 225, from among the Cattell 1000, i.e. the most cited thousand people of history in 1896; in 2010, Thims, while searching for other people with IQs in the 225 range, discovered Hirata, who did the same exact theory, independently, in 2000, and that in 1999 he was ALSO one of the rare few handful of people to have been cited, calculated, and or estimated to have an IQ of 225. The hallmark of the modern genius, according to these to examples, accordingly, his having done work in human chemical thermodynamics, as a model of reality.
Thims discovered Christopher Hirata | 15 Feb 2010 (version 6); note: Hirata, and his concordant chemical thermodynamics based “Physics of Relationships”, was found by specifically search the Internet for people with IQs of 225 or above.

“I agree with Gladyshev’s 2012 statement that ‘Goethe's affinity can be interpreted on the basis of supramolecular thermodynamics. Changing of the Gibbs function occurring on the supramolecular structure level in complex systems (organisms). The affinity of Goethe is related to the phenomenon of sensory tropism’, but the reason Libb peddles Goethe and Hirata (although unlike Goethe, Hirata is the real deal) is that he thinks it allows him to peddle his ‘human chemistry’ BS, which in turn, he thinks will make it easier for him to peddle and sell his BS scam books on Human Chemistry. Essentially his entire website [eoht.info] is a book scam operation to try and sell his book. It’s funny that he goes on to give the illusion that there are other posters that agree with him. He has done the same laughable tactic where he cites some quote from some anon poster on how brilliant he is and that becomes the proof that he supposedly has an IQ in the range of 170-220. For the record NO ONE has an IQ over 200 despite what anyone claims. Having said that I certainly would put Fields medalist Manjul Bhargava (Ѻ) ahead of Goethe any day.”
— American Anon (2016), “Goethe is Overrated”, tread (Ѻ) posts (#9-10), made from McMinnville, Oregon, Mar 3

● IQ 200+ | Smartest person ever | 2009 10-min video | 18 individuals (after 30K views; good feedback; poor quality video, in ranking, sound, and visual, was removed by Thims)

● IQ 200+ (online) | 15 individuals | 24 Mar 2008 (version 28)

IQ 200+ listing (circa 2008)
Thims Jan 2008 MS word file (image) listing, from his IQ:200+ personal folder, of ordered (by highest IQ per citation) of individuals said to have or have had an IQ of 200 or above (see also: IQ 200 or above impossible).
● IQ 200+ geniuses (MS Word file listing) (image) | 15 geniuses (Jan 2008)
● Thims’ discovered Michael Kearney, with his age 4 cited IQ of 325 (14 Dec 2007)
● Thims’ discovered William Sidis, with his IQ listing of 250-300 (2007)
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Thims’ discovered Goethe (IQ cited at 210 [Cox, 1926] or 225 [Merrill, 1925]), in namesake, either between 6 Aug 2005 (Prigogine’s Order Out of Chaos, which contains “footnote 2.5”, order placed) and 10 Oct 2005 (Goethe’s Elective Affinities, which contains the famous “chapter four”, order placed) [see: 900+ books ordered], and as the founder of human chemistry, either late that Oct or by 7 Nov 2006 wherein Thims was commenting to people via email that he was going to write a “basic textbook on human chemistry, based on on Carnot, Clausius, Gibbs, Helmholtz, Goethe, Gladyshev, and about a dozen others.” (Ѻ) Thims, accordingly, in c. Sep 2005, had read the Goethe Wikipedia page, wherein (Ѻ) the following information is found: “Catharine Cox, in her 1926 Early Mental Traits of Three Hundred Geniuses, speculatively estimated Goethe's IQ at 210, the highest score that she assigned.” (Sep 2005)

● Thims’ discovered Christopher Langan, who in Esquire Magazine (Nov 1999) was being billed as the “smartest man in America, with an IQ of 195) (1999)
● Thims’ discovered Marilyn Savant, who on the back cover of her The World’s Most Famous Math Problem (1993) characterizes herself as the “person with the highest recorded IQ in the world” (Ѻ), Guinness Book (1986) “highest IQ” listing of 228 (see: Guinness Book IQ) (circa 1990s)

● Thims engaged into a Faustian quest for knowledge in order to solve and understand the "vanity vs achievement paradox", such as exemplified in the drive-thru paradox (1987), as exemplified well in the the Good Will Hunting (1997) "bar scene", albeit riddled in evolutionary psychology things such as: Beckhap’s law (c.1975), the Buss sexual receptiveness study (1993) (Ѻ), sweaty T-shirt study (1995), colloquially known in the form of sayings such as Alley equation (c.2000) or the 19th century saying "no bees, no honey; nor work, no money".

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See also
Libb Thims (genius rankings)

The following are related quotes:

“There are two sorts of judges unto whom all writers are obnoxious, viz. the ignorant, and the judicious. As for the ignorant, they are such men as I before was speaking of, then whose approbation I dread nothing more: simili simile gaudet [‘like rejoices in like’] (Ѻ), is a maxim that holds true as well in all other things, as physics; and there is nothing would make me have so ill an opinion of myself, as to hear one of them commend me. But the other judge, viz. the man of learning and judgment, is the he I fear, and before him only will I arraign myself.”
Charles Blount (1679), Anima Mundi (to the readers) [2]

“Lestrade (Ѻ) to be let loose on such a study is exactly as pathetic as for a subnormal waitress in the IQ of 90 range to try to measure the intellectual differences in college students.”
John Platt (1962), “The Coming Generation of Genius” (pg. 73)

“For all of you out there in Twitterland that think he or she is extremely smart, check out Hmolpedia to see how you compare with the geniuses.”
— Kevin Edward (2016), Tweet (Ѻ), Nov 13

“How embarrassing for you, the chronic underachiever you are. Do not make lists of history's geniuses and think by placing yourself among them on your own website will you secure you among them.”
— Australian Anon (2017), “Why are you writing about yourself in the third person?” (Ѻ), Hmolpedia forum post, made from Buff Point, Australia, May 12

“I love this site. It's pure genius. I have never seen someone rank geniuses in such a brilliant way. I dedicated a [468+ genius] genealogy project (Ѻ) to your work. You even have a [Geni.com] profile (Ѻ) … because I feel your work deserves wider recognition. I am fairly intuitive … I feel you are descended from Goethe (or another genius on your list).”
— Alex Bickle (2017), site message [via oye777] to Libb Thims, Feb 22, 25

“This [top 1000 geniuses] site is very good. Interestingly, outside Goethe and Leonardo da Vinci, most of the smartest on the list are physical [GPE] or mathematical [GME]. So, it is not mistaken the conception that studying physics or mathematics is the type of study that most requires intelligence to be undertaken [see: college degrees by intellectual difficulty]. Only below are philosophers and writers begin to appear. But I was surprised that there are no such genius composers as Beethoven, Bach, Brahms, and Wagner, or painters and sculptors, like Michelangelo, Renoir, and Van Gogh in the top 100. I cannot know which of the IQ indicators is the most reliable. I think the IQ Real (see: real IQ) presented is a good estimate. Note that above 180, which is taken as the lower limit of genius, there are only 209 people, which shows the rarity of genius, considering that more than twenty billion human beings must have been born [see: number of people who have existed]. Of course, many are not on the list because they were not prominent people.”
— Ernesto Ruckert (2018), “Response to Pabis Zanin” (Ѻ)(Ѻ), May 7

“Libb Thims' Hmolpedia Project has a page [Top 1000 Geniuses] with 315 historical persons that Mr. Thims estimates had an IQ of 175+. In these, 71 appear in my list of 330. Another 15 or so from my Top 330, appear on Mr. Thim's lists for IQs 160-174.”
— James Allen (2019), Discussion (Ѻ) about my List of Greatest Mathematicians

“David Mayer carries around a piece of paper [see: paper IQ] that says he is ranked as having the 93rd highest IQ of all time. That would place him 7 places above Stephen Hawking who is ranked at 100. Naturally, this is complete bullśhit. Source: Top 1000 Geniuses Of All Time.”
— Julian Leahy (2019), “AI Global Forex Review” (Ѻ), Jan 26

N1. Note: on 4 Jun 2012, a first-draft general attempt at explaining where the 460+ person “genius IQs” page arose, is found in “list curator” section at the bottom of that page, which came into existence, when, firstly, on 31 May 2012 (version 191), Thims had listed himself, with up and down arrows (↑↓), between Gilbert Lewis (IQ:190) and Jean Sales (IQ:190) in position, after which, on 2 Jun 2012 (version 192), Thims removed himself from the list, for the third time (per reason, firstly, that ranking of “existive IQs”, in general, is a fluctuating thing; secondly, ranking of one’s own “existive IQ” (IQ state) is irritating to the mind) but then, on 4 Jun 2012 (version 193), re-added himself, NOT to the actual genius IQ listing, but to a section at the bottom of the genius IQ page, entitled “list curator”.

1. (a) Bertrand, Natasha. (2015). “The 15 Smartest Presidents of All Time” (Ѻ), Business Insider, Mar 30.
(b) Bertrand, Natasha. (2015). “The 40 Smartest People of All Time” (Ѻ), Business Insider, Feb 27.
2. Blount, Charles. (1679). Anima Mundi (World Soul): an Historical Narration of the Opinions of the Ancients Concerning Man’s Soul after this Life according to Unenlightened Nature. Will Cademan.

Comedy and Libb’s so-called IQ (2016) – Hmolpedia threads.

External links
Does Libb Thims really have an IQ of 225+? Is his work valid? (Mar 2017) – Quora.com.

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