Genius ranker

In genius studies, genius ranker is one who ranks genius (see: genius rankings) according to intelligence, brightness, or greatness, etc., numerically, e.g. by IQ (e.g. Terman IQ), logarithmic scale (e.g. Landau genius scale), by a point ranked genius scale, e.g. the 835-point Buzan genius scale (see: Buzan IQ), or by other means.

In 1894, James Cattell ranked the top 1000 humans (see: Cattell 1000) by word dominance in six encyclopedias and dictionaries.

In 1916, Lewis Terman invented the IQ scale, and in 1917 began using his scale to calculate the IQs of historical geniuses.

In 1926, Catherine Cox, together with Maud Merrill, and Terman, calculated the IQs of the top 300 geniuses (see: Cox IQ), from the Cattell 1000 group, that existed in adulthood age, between 1450 and 1850.

In 1930 to 1960, Lev Landau made a logarithmic physics geniuses ranking scale (see: Landau genius scale), which he carried around with him in his pocket, ranking himself on it, and making adjustments, from time to time, used for personal purposes.

In 1960 to 1962, John Platt, via several articles and the book The Excitement of Science, ranked the IQs of a number of top geniuses, e.g. Einstein, and many recent geniuses, e.g. Percy Bridgman.

In 1994, Tony Buzan and Raymond Keene, in their Book of Genius, presented a ranked listing of the top 100 geniuses of all time, in their opinion, using both an 815-point genius scale and via IQ estimation (see: Buzan IQ).

In 1999, Libb Thims began collecting works on geniuses, and self-professed geniuses, particularly those claiming IQs in the 190+ range.

In 2008, Thims began collecting, in an ordered word file, listed by highest IQ cited, so-called genius and or prodigies cited or calculated with IQs in the 200+ range:

IQ:200+; IQ:200+ (references); IQ 200 or above impossible; IQ:200+ HCT prodigies

In 2010, Thims calculated the mean IQs of the 23 geniuses common to the 1926 300 Cox geniuses and the 1994 100 Buzan geniuses, to get so-called neutral "anchor point" genius "IQ" estimations (see: Cox-Buzan IQ).

IQ ranking methodology
Libb Thims (genius rankings)
Why does Libb Thims make genius lists?

In Jun 2017, Thims had a working-ranking of the top 502 "non-existive" (historical) geniuses (see: top 500 geniuses), by real IQ, based on all known previous IQ calculations, estimates, or gauges.

In 2008 to 2012, Economakis Michael, after supposedly being "asked to do so" by Nietzschean philosopher and chess player Bobby Fischer (1943-2008) (ΡΊ), produced a listing of IQs of some 51 geniuses.

Other more recent genius rankers include:

● Dean Simonton (2006)
● Inderjit Singh (2014/present)


See also
● IQ keys

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