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.