About the Mega Society


The Mega Society was founded by Dr. Ronald K. Hoeflin in 1982. The 606 Society (6 in 106), founded by Christopher Harding, was incorporated into the new society and those with IQ scores on the Langdon Adult Intelligence Test (LAIT) of 173 or more were also invited to join. (The LAIT qualifying score was subsequently raised to 175; official scoring of the LAIT terminated at the end of 1993, after the test was compromised). A number of different tests were accepted by 606 and during the first few years of Mega’s existence. Later, the LAIT and Dr. Hoeflin’s Mega Test became the sole official entrance tests, by vote of the membership. Later, Dr. Hoeflin's Titan Test was added. (The Mega was also compromised, so scores after 1994 are currently not accepted; the Mega cutoff is now 43—but either the LAIT cutoff or the Mega cutoff will need to be changed, as they are not equivalent.) More recently, Dr. Hoeflin’s Titan Test was added to our list of qualifying scores, with the same cutoff and the same date of compromise. No uncompromised tests that discriminate at the Mega level are available currently.

Mega publishes this irregularly-timed journal.

We have also experimented with communication via the Internet. There are currently two unofficial e-mail lists, one  moderated by Steve Schuessler and one moderated by Kevin Langdon. All members of Mega are welcome on this second list. If there is objectionable behavior enforcement will be in the hands of members of the list collectively.

[There is an error in the above.. Steve Schuessler's list was shut down in 2000. Another list with the same name (which was not open to all Mega members) was active for a while at Topica.com but has also been shut down.]

For more background on Mega, please refer to Darryl Miyaguchi’s “A Short (and Bloody) History of the High-IQ Societies,”
Kevin Langdon's Mega Society page,
and Steve Schuessler’s Mega Society page,
(None of these sites is official.)

Back cover graphic for this issue from HallucinationsTM, by Kevin Langdon.

Noesis, the journal of the Mega Society, #152, July 2001.

Noesis is the journal of the Mega Society, an organization whose members are selected by means of high-range intelligence tests. Jeff Ward, 13155 Wimberly Square #284, San Diego, CA 92128, is Administrator of the Mega Society. Inquiries regarding membership should be directed to him or e-mailed to <megadmin@polymath-systems.com>.

Dues for members of the Mega Society and subscriptions to Noesis for non-members are two U.S. dollars per issue. One free issue for each issue containing your work. Your expiration issue number appears on your mailing label. Remittance and correspondence regarding dues and subscriptions should be sent to the Publisher, not to the Editor.

Opinions expressed in these pages are those of individuals, not of Noesis or the Mega Society.

Copyright 2001 by the Mega Society. All rights reserved. Copyright for each individual contribution is retained by the author unless otherwise indicated.