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  • IQ is a Good Indicator of a Certain Type of Intelligence

    IQ is only representative of a single type of intelligence, of which many educators and others believe there are several. The most notable proponent of this Multiple Intelligence Theory is Howard Gardner, who has claimed there are at least 9 different intelligences. That said, IQ is a good quality indicator of the logical-mathematical intelligence of Gardner, though one's IQ can change over the years and be improved (according to some) with training.

  • Yes, after a fashion.

    There are many forms of intelligence - book smarts, street smarts, mechanical smarts, so on and so forth. However, the IQ score charts a person's broader intelligence as it relates to a variety of situations. There are also alternate versions of the written test which are posted against the same scoreboard. It does not recognize niche excellence so much as the ability to get 'good' marks in various fields all at once.

  • Yes, after a fashion.

    There are many forms of intelligence - book smarts, street smarts, mechanical smarts, so on and so forth. However, the IQ score charts a person's broader intelligence as it relates to a variety of situations. There are also alternate versions of the written test which are posted against the same scoreboard. It does not recognize niche excellence so much as the ability to get 'good' marks in various fields all at once.

  • What strictly speaking is "intelligence"?

    And don't define it using more abstractions, more intangibles. Only use tangible things to define intelligence, down to the T. If in tangible terms it varies by context please explicate each one of the contexts in your description down to a fully tangible format.

    People sometimes say there are multiple forms of intelligence but even within that how do you judge which facts are more important for people to know to have that intelligence than others? What if I know the same amount as you but you know the more popular information, the stuff people talk about more and so the test makers put that in there? Or what if you know more popular information but I pay more close attention to the sort of things that people in more academically elite circles focus on and so when I take the test know answers to the more socially mainstream-labeled "vague" and "hard" questions?

    Thinking that intelligence is anything other than an abstraction, a socially constructed idea that may have import in conversations but can never even begin to approximate anything real, this is evidence clear as day that we are kneedeep in alienation and reification. We should all stop and think or don't think, observe, keep the words and symbols out of it and just observe and notice the real world, as it truly really is, let it carry you along for a while and know your true self, true feeling without the clutter of symbols and narratives. We are enslaving ourselves to our words and symbols and to experiences that are more easily described by them. Free yourself from mental slavery!

  • No not really

    It may be at best a decent indicator of intelligence but overall it is a flawed system. For one thing, while it is supposed to measure someone's raw intelligence, it actually measures what they know. In this way you can actually study for an IQ test if you know they types of questions that will be asked. It is true that this will be easier for some people than for others but it still isn't as accurate as it claims to be. Also, it was originally racist in nature, certain cultures would fair better based on it being biased toward certain cultural experiences.

  • No, IQ is nothing without determination

    One may have an outstanding IQ, but without determination is it truly intelligence? Steve Jobs, Einstein- if not for their determination their intelligence would have gone unnoticed. One may not be well rounded enough to have an outstanding IQ, perhaps theirs is even average, but if their strengths are focused into, lets say, medicine and they come up with a vaccine to a once incurable disease are they not intelligent? Ones determination and willpower makes them intelligent, not their IQ.

  • If you judge a fish on it's ability to climb a tree, it's not very intelligent.

    Intelligence is defined as “the ability to learn or understand or to deal with new or trying situations.” Sure someone with a higher I.Q. may be more intelligent in some senses, for example; Math, Science, Reading, and Writing. Although, ask the same person to build a fire with nothing but what is around them and no man-made devices and I believe there would be a huge problem. Everyone is a genius in their own subject and I.Q. does not equate that into factor.


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