reply to post by Beyond Creation
People with high IQs are good at IQ tests. That's it. Intelligence has far more meaning than answering multiple answer questions about
This is a Highly uninformed and idiotic opinion, Intelligence is a measure of critical thinking, abstract thinking, problem solving, and knowledge
application, A.K.A. What built the world that is around you.
Please do not *ATTACK INTELLIGENCE* in a thread describing how TPTB are attacking intelligence.
IT MAKES YOU LOOK LIKE THE ENEMY
reply to post by Sherlock Holmes
Intelligence is far too complex and subjective a concept to be accurately measured or quantified.
And this is also a pseudo Scientific Bull[snip] Response, IQ is a rather rigorous determination of intelligence, seeing as how we KNOW what
intelligence is by MANY metrics, including Definition, Neuro-Scientifically, and what have you.
IQ tests merely attempt to measure some aspects of intelligence, such as logic and problem-solving, and consequently, the result of an IQ test
only suggests someone's level of adeptness at applying these skills, and is not an indicator of intelligence as a whole.
No, listen.... that is WHAT INTELLIGENCE *IS*
IQ Tests MEASURE INTELLIGENCE.
They are not an accurate measure of other important facets of intelligence
This is a common misconception, that there are forms of intelligence that are not "Intelligence", like "Kicking a Ball Intelligence" for example,
popularized in the book "The Theory of multiple Intelligences by the Jewish Howard Gardner.
The Theory of Multiple Intelligences, and Emotional Intelligence is a Pseudo-Scientific *FICTION*
None of it is REAL, and none of it is even ACCEPTED by the scientific community.
Here, take a look at some of the Psychologists, Psichiatrists, Neuroscientists, etcetera that discourage taking Gardners "Theory" (And I use the
word as loosely as possible) seriously.
The Myth of Multiple Intelligences
Inadequate Evidence for Multiple Intelligences,
Mozart Effect, and Emotional Intelligence Theories
*What I believe to be the case, in terms of IQ scores, is that the average to above average level is all you need on a
practical, day to day basis, and that anything higher is only useful in an academic sense.
In other words, having an IQ of 170 isn't going to give you any advantage over someone who has an IQ of 100 in a real-world set of scenarios and
The Qualifying statement at the beginning of this paragraph "What I Believe" should have been bolded, Highlighted, and made 2 text sizes larger so
that we can all be absolutely sure that you are attacking intelligence for no reason other than a hunch. So I have done that for you.
You are of course, Completely Wrong.
Those who score highly on IQ tests are usually involved in academic and scientific pursuits, as their skills are suited to that, whereas those
who score averagely on IQ tests have much more of an opportunity to hone their intelligence to master more mundane and practical skills and gain a
more balanced level of social intelligence.
Social Intelligence is not a Real form of intelligence, it is merely a skill set consisting of experiance and knowledge about situations.
It requires experiance and positive feedback to gain Social Aptitude... that is all.... and that is something that Intelligent people get less often,
as they have the weight of the world placed on their shoulders.
Women require Greater and greater "Experience" and "sexual confidence" in their male mates as they get older (as they "Sample" other men), thus,
men who didn't "get er Done" when they were supposed to be LEARNING, will have a harder time than those whose scholastic schedule revolved around
making them more physically attractive, socially dominant, and surrounded by perky cheerleaders for that added confidence boost. (Not to mention the
draw of a men dressed to present a unified front of strength for psychological intimidation....)
Please stop using "Social Intelligence" "Multiple Intelligence" and such as actual words that you believe have some sort of Merit, they DON'T...
they are not REAL THINGS, and have NEVER met the criterion for accepted scientific theories, and have been COMPLETELY Debunked.
This is what I mean about an ATTACK on intelligence..... By the Way.