posted on Jul, 16 2012 @ 02:28 PM
You want to know one of the many reasons I reject the frivolous IQ test concept? No, not because of my score, because if my score mattered in any way
possible, it would actually "lend authority" to my post right now.
But what really bothers me about the little known origins of this entire concept of comparing each other as if intellect were inherently a genetic
trait rather than a developable trait, is rooted in highly ignorant and racist ideals held by eugenicists in the 19th century.
Extremely arrogant and vicious individuals who would justify invasions and subjugation and resource extraction of entire continents...
Read this link and see who one of the originators of biometric statistics and testing was, (well at least he aided in further developing various
techniques) Francis Galton
. He was actually quite a disturbed individual.
This guy apparently thought he was the most superior specimen ever, most likely a feeling increased by the social structure he was in at the time, the
upper class of the 19th Century.
However the ultimate irony of the whole entire ordeal with this particular guy is, he believed himself to be this superior being compared to most
other humans, genetically....but he was married for 43 years and never had a child. Very ironic actually...