Friday, January 20, 2006
going out with Plato
I like to think that my girlfriend is my intellectual equal. Unfortuately any hope of that has just gone out the window. I should have seen the signs a while ago, she has a triple first from Cambridge University, and prompted by me has just taken an IQ test.
Apparently she's a visionary philosopher.
Her test results say, and I quote
"Your mind's strengths allow you to think ahead of the game -- to imagine or anticipate what should come next in just about any situation. Because you're equally skilled in the numerical and verbal universes of the brain, you can draw from multiple sources of information to come up with great ideas. The timelessness of your vision and the balance between your various skills are what make you a Visionary Philosopher.
In addition to your strengths in maths and linguistics, you have a knack for matching and anticipating patterns. These skills and your uncanny ability to detect the underlying blueprint of most of life's situations add to your visionary philosopher mind. Two philosophers who share the same combination of skills you possess are Plato and Benedict Spinoza."
I think I'll try to steer the conversation away from metaphysics and towards music from now on.