posted on Dec, 22 2012 @ 11:56 PM
Originally posted by Ahabstar
Glad to see there is a study that has caught up to one of the things I have been saying for years. First and foremost, IQ tests only test current
knowledge and the speed to which it is recalled. The better a person's recall (or photographic memory) the higher their IQ, provided they have been
taught the material covered. For example, a 5 year old may have a grasp of addition and subtraction, but multiplication and division would be unusual
concepts...algebra, geometry's theorems and proofs as well as trigonometry functions would be alien for a 5 year old and would not be tested by any
sane IQ test for the age level.
Can a 5 year old do multiplication and division? Yes, of course they can. They can understand the rational behind it if properly explain to them as
well. But doing so is not an indication of intelligence unless they can quickly figure out basic concepts such as multiplication is commutative just
as addition is.
So basically knowledge is the sum of information that you know, IQ is how quickly you can access that knowledge and intelligence is how you adapt that
information outside the original data. For example 1 x 3 = 3 is knowledge. Answering without calculating or counting on fingers is a degree of IQ,
figuring out on your own that any number multiplied by 1 is always that original number is a level of intelligence...if you were told that fact, then
it is knowledge and remembering that you were told it is IQ.
Hope I explained that well enough.
I'm not sure where you had your IQ tested, but most IQ tests contain very few, if any
questions like what you describe. They mainly
test the areas that are mentioned in the OP, and different facets of them. Memory, ability to reason, verbal ability, spatial reasoning, etc. Almost
none of it, if any, is based on recall of previously learned information.
IQ is a real thing, and measurable (with proper tests). However, it is not static, and may change throughout a person's lifetime. Furthermore, I
believe (and research indicates) that you have, within your power, the ability to increase the skills and abilities which would result in a higher