Liberals are proof of this. Most of them who claim to be certified geniuses are blithering idiots.
Call me when Mensa lets the Hollywood star of the week that's in rehab join.
Another lively thread it is going to be.
I’ll make my provocations early then.
(1) IQ tests measure the ability to perform on IQ tests.
(2) IQ tests measure the ability to solve puzzles.
I’d guess that the “researchers” scored well below 100.
IQ tests measure abstract reasoning ability. That’s not nothing, but it ain’t everything either.
The traditional SAT test measures abstract reasoning ability AND reading comprehension. The weights assigned to the two parts were chosen so that the average scores of boys equals the average scores of girls. For a relatively cheap, standardized exam, this is a pretty good.
That being established, I.Q. is a simple dipstick that measures quantity. It doesn't indicate if or how much is used or how it is applied.
Sour grapes. Only people who do not have high IQs think they are not distinguishing. Only people with high IQs know there is a difference.
One reason it is believed that IQ doesn’t matter is that so few people have truly high ones. I have several relatives with S. B. scores over 180. If I didn’t know them, and have the opportunity to learn from them, I wouldn’t think they were any more useful than a unicorn. If I were not related to them, I would never have met them. They are just so rare.
I would gladly pay salaries proportional to IQ. That would be a really good bet, all things being equal.
‘IQ tests are meaningless and too simplistic, claim researchers’
All of them, surprisingly, with extremely low IQs.
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In the sixties many leftists tried to spread the lie of the tabula rasa or blank slate. You were only what society had stuffed into your head. That myth has been thoroughly debunked. Humans are hardwired for many things including intelligence. If there is no such thing as IQ or meaningful intelligence tests, I could then examine the IQs of scientists, doctors, lawyers, mathematicians, engineers, architects, etal and find a lot of average or sub-average IQs. I don’t think I’d find that.
I was a bad bad boy back in the 60’s and 70’s. Anyone remember those Minnesota test’s?
I never ever answered one correctly, I just randomly marked them.