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To: coloradan
We now know that there are two: one called fluid g, measured by culture fair tests such as the Raven Progressive Matrices or the LAIT, and another called crystallized g, measured by culture loaded tests like the Concept Mastery Test or the Miller Analogies Test.

Sigh.

I get so tired of this. Reality consists of what we have developed the ability to measure. (Or more accurately, what we believe we can measure.)

If we cannot measure it, it does not exist. This is remarkably like looking for your car keys under the streetlight even though you dropped them in the shadow.

2 posted on 05/02/2009 6:06:55 PM PDT by Sherman Logan (Everyone has a right to his own opinion, but not to his own facts.)
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To: Sherman Logan

IQ tests measure something. But what?

Why is it that people who do very well on verbal analogies tend to do well on tests like the Raven’s Progressive Matricies, an example of which was posted above?


7 posted on 05/02/2009 6:18:10 PM PDT by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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To: Sherman Logan

“If we cannot measure it, it does not exist.”

Shirley you jest.


10 posted on 05/02/2009 6:23:35 PM PDT by frog in a pot (Socialism is inconsistent with the Constitution and is one of the "domestic enemies".)
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To: Sherman Logan
I would be a carcass's be can you youfoldk I would like top I had brain damage no what my scores acapabable

I need to see what my scores are pout after going through The heart-lung machine for blood circulation

15 posted on 05/02/2009 6:58:24 PM PDT by SwampFoxOfVa
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To: Sherman Logan
"If we cannot measure it, it does not exist."

Ah, as I have long suspected, and you have now proven, the immeasurable property of sarcasm does not exist. I shall proclaim the truth of your profound insight to four corners of the world!

Attention one and all! Sarcasm ain't real! It can't be measured and doesn't exist!

I will now devote the remainder of this day's studies to the hopeful detection, by weight or volume, of humor.

24 posted on 05/02/2009 8:14:38 PM PDT by Brass Lamp
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