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originally posted by: DBCowboy
If I may pontificate or a moment on this subject. . . . . . .
In my long years on this planet, I have found that the greatest teacher on this planet, the greatest determination to one's intelligence, is in making mistakes.
We only learn by making mistakes.
The more that one does, the more mistakes we are apt to make, thus the more we will learn.
Experience is nothing more than a long history of making errors and learning from them. You can't quantify experience, you can't measure the knowledge gained by making mistakes.
Intelligence is great. But intelligence without experience is like having the fastest auto kept safely in the garage. It serves no purpose. It has the potential, but until it is actually "road tested" then it is nothing compared to any number of slower vehicles.
I will always trust experience over intelligence.
originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus
originally posted by: teapot
Psychometric testing, including ordinary IQ tests, is quite common practice in recruitment for management or executive type jobs.
Modern psychometrics are not exactly the same as historical IQ tests.