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Is it me, or did ErtaiNaGia hi-jack any against the grain thought?
But I'm sure she'll dissect anyone's reply line by line and toss in her 'na na a boo boo' and 'I know you are, but what am I' response...
The off-the-shelf IQ test is OK, but sure if flawed.
As for ErtaiNaGia - they use theirs line-by-line....with a dash of Geez.
the ability to learn or understand or to deal with new or trying situations : reason; also : the skilled use of reason
Would you like to explain how there could be MULTIPLE types of this extremely specific definition?
Some people might be good at using reason
Many views expressed in this thread seem to me to be either, "We are all equally Intelligent," or the "No one has a right to claim they are more anything than I am." This is a direct result of the 'no one fails' education system, a belief system that has evolved into the adult life of many.
Originally posted by cartesia
The title of the thread has nothing to do with the findings of this study...
IQ is not a myth. I took an IQ test, literally. Therefore the idea of IQ exists beyond mythology.
As far as the study, I never equated IQ with a general 'intelligence' parameter - just people good at solving certain types of problems/knowing certain things.
Using the word 'intelligent' in general is a terrible idea.. of course people are only intelligent in certain areas/activities. granted, there are some who are just not intelligent in any way (thats right.. some people are just dumb!), but you can't compare a mathematical genius capable of visualising complex functions with someone who has a photographic memory and the innate ability to speed-readedit on 23-12-2012 by cartesia because: (no reason given)edit on 23-12-2012 by cartesia because: (no reason given)
This will be a great read for people with low IQ's I was tested with an above average IQ but I got really lost after reading the first couple sentences.
Originally posted by IEtherianSoul9
LINK - IQ a Myth, Study Says
In conclusion the study determined that three factors - reasoning, short-term memory and verbal ability - form one's "cognitive profile" and that unlike a trait like height which can be measured almost precisely, intellect is not a single, scalable, immutable number, so easily defined by IQ tests.
edit on 12/22/2012 by IEtherianSoul9 because: (no reason given)