posted on Oct, 30 2013 @ 01:20 PM
But seriously, IQ tests are not an exact science in determining intelligence. And afaik a Mensa test isn't part of a medical school curriculum, if
(more likely when!) I have a heart attack, I want the doctor who treats me to know how to restart my heart, not guess the missing shape on a bit of
IQ tests are not determining the intelligence/knowledge, but the learning speed.
Human mind works on patterns / connections between things. The faster one´s mind is able to find the pattern between different things, the faster
he/she is able to learn the thing.
The missing shapes "puzzles" on a bit of paper are quite efficient at how fast a person is able to notice the pattern. There are different kinds of
patterns of course(from visual spatial (3d thinking) and abstract thinking to numerical (number-based)), IQ tests try to derive the average of
different kinds of intelligences.
Overally IQ tests are efficient in determining one´s learning speed, although you might be able to learn fast, but if you do not want to learn or do
not learn, then learning speed does not matter much. Knowledge is the most important and having higher IQ simply means you are able to acquire
When there are 2 people with similar memorisation skills are trying to learn something and they work exactly the same amount of time, it is very
likely the one with higher IQ knows more at the end.
In the end I would prefer having a doctor with higher IQ. There are many on-the-spot decisions in critical situations and the faster they are able to
determine the cause, they higher the chance is they will find the issue the person has.
Although 107 is not that bad. I would become worried if the average IQ of doctors was 90 though.