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
edit on 12/22/2012 by IEtherianSoul9 because: (no reason given)
I always find it amusing that people with no concept of what "IQ" is often try to debunk it, then suggest it actually measure what it really does
measure, it's just that since they have no concept of it, they imagine it to be something else.
What exactly do you think IQ tests measure? They measure various factors of reasoning, short-term memory and verbal ability, not "general
All these stupid "internet IQ tests" measure little factoids instead of actual intelligence, then people go off on tangents about what their IQ is
(according to the inaccurate internet tests) and they'll rant and rave, brag or strike out, all based on what they have been led to believe IQ is.
Well, you're wrong, that's not what it is.
I would hazard to guess that 90% of society has never had an actual IQ test, yet they go on and on and on about them, claim they have just because
they clicked an internet popup, or they outright lie about it. Until you've had an actual test given by a licensced psychologist, you have no idea
where you fall nor do you have any idea what your IQ is.
Actual, scientific tests are accurate in measuring intellectual ability, it's just that most of the people that prattle on and on have never had one.
Oh, they think they have or they lie that they have, but they haven't. I know it's true, I've participated in actual research, not "thought
experiments" where people just "think about it" and look for matching opinion articles on the internet, then write their own and attribute actual
studies incorrectly without ever having actually read the study, let alone processed it.
People are against IQ because 95% of the people don't fall in the "high IQ" group. They are offended by that, they are threatened by that and they
feel they have to fight back. 68% of the population falls in the middle. That's between 85 and 115, that's "average" whether you like it or not.
Going up the scale, 14% fall between 115 and 130, that's where 90% of the population CLAIMS to be, but where they are not. another 2.1% are higher
than 130. Only 2.1%. It's the same for the other end of the scale. About 14% fall between 70 and 85, and 2.1% are below 70.
Stop clicking on the internet tests, see a professional and have your actual score calculated if you are interested in knowing what it is. Also, stop
trying to "debunk" something without actually knowing what it really is. The people who DO know what it is can see through the feeble attempts and
it looks ridiculous.