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Old 09-20-2019, 02:06 AM   #11
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Udine, Italy
Default Re: Maximum Attributes for Real World People

Originally Posted by maximara View Post
Regarding GURPS stats for Nobel prizes winners the Who Who's books list several but none of them is IQ 20. I have also included the skill most relevant to the Nobel Prize they got.

Rudyard Kipling: IQ 13; Writing-20 (literature)
Albert Einstein: IQ 15; Physics-22 (physics)
Theodore Roosevelt: IQ 14; Diplomacy-12, Politics-17, Savoir-Faire-16 (peace negotiations)
Sir Winston Churchill: IQ 14; Writing-18 (Literature)
Ernest Miller Hemingway: IQ 13; Writing-19 (Literature)

As you can see from this is wasn't high IQ but rather high skill in the related profession. Teddy is more the interaction of skill rather then just one and he may have used other things to get the peace negotiations to completion that aren't immediately obvious.

Side notes: GURPS Who's Who 1 and 2 are the works I would really like to see an update for.
Hear, hear. It's skills, and real-world persons do specialize in maybe as few as two (sometimes related) skills, or at most a handful.
And yes, I'd like to see an update of Who's Who, myself.
Michele Armellini
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