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Board games and eugenics.

I was talking with a customer yesterday and Mensa came up.  Mensa bugs me.

Let’s move forward with the idea that intelligence is, to a large degree, an inherited characteristic.

My question to members is how they feel about belonging to an organization whose entrance requirement is based on inherited characteristics.  For any snobby types I also ask about the  implication that this means any status (real or imagined) membership provides has more to do with what they are rather than any personal accomplishment.

I would also suggest looking at other organizations whose membership is based on inherited characteristics and ask if Mensa is in good company.

In spite of my Mensa bashing, I really do believe that it has its place in the world….mainly as a meat market for idiot savants.

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