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how should we measure intelligence

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Started: 2/13/2015 Category: Philosophy
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JamesJoscelyn

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Phil is a fish in a fish farm subjected to overcrowding and terrible conditions. He knows his inevitable fate is in a wrapped up newspaper next to some chips but how can he show that sorrow he is a fish he cannot scream or cry all he can do is swim.
How can we tell if animals or insects or amoeba feel or think we only judge intelligence by actions human actions like crying or screaming is it right to evaluate intelligence like this and is it right to treat creatures accordingly?
I think it is because it is the only way we can judge intelligence and if we didn't judge like this we would attribute human rights to ants and that can't be right, can it?
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IQ, the Intelligence quotient, is not only the best ways but one of the best way
Found by Sir James R. Flynn, it was once used as a service which tested soldier's mentality by the military system.

People said that the IQ test only measured such limited range of a human's capability of intelligence. Some had said that IQ is alike as the DNA Test, it is in overall to see how strong one's basic foundation to learn things around them, to grasp information swiftly and to intensify such a critical way of thinking"all these come from one's consanguinity in their perspectives.

Dictionary defines IQ: a number representing a person's reasoning ability (measured using problem-solving tests) as compared to the statistical norm or average for their age, taken as 100.

One's IQ score can vary"either decrease or increase"as one grows.
So, it comes to innuendo that it is not realiably the best method. It changes, how can it be? by factors of social surrounding, education system or aging process?

Success is today realized to be reached by determination, not by one's level of IQ. It also involves the play of EQ (Emotional Quotient) and for some cases, SQ (Spiritual Quotient).

However, many successful figures have high IQ: Alicia Keys, Shakira, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Madonna, Carol Vorderman of 154, Quentin Tarantino of 160, James Woods of 184"Coincidental?

Do you think that the IQ measures only reasoning ability or perhaps, another type of abilities?
Do you think that IQ is the best method to determine one's intelligence or are there any other ways, to consider all in all? (taking into account: EQ, SQ, Academic Performance etc.)

Relatable links:
Basic Info: http://www.iqcomparisonsite.com...
http://en.wikipedia.org...
Highest IQ in the world: http://onemansblog.com...
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