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Intelligence discrimination.

Greyparrot
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5/19/2012 6:55:39 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
If you think this is unfair, would you feel morally obligated to cheat on all academic tests?
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RoyLatham
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6/4/2012 11:57:31 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
this is a variation of, "If you think life is unfair, are you morally obligated to be a criminal?" No, of course not. "Unfairness" is minor, cheating is serious.

The idea that discrimination based upon intelligence is unfair is a pathetic notion. "Fair" means getting what is due. Intelligence is due preference on things which depend upon intelligence.
Ren
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6/5/2012 12:13:41 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
Yeah, given what RoyLatham said, I think "Intelligence Discrimination" should be defined. I mean, how is intelligence measured? Testing in general, I don't think, could possibly be considered intelligence discrimination. Academic testing in particular measures aptitude, not intelligence.