Alfred Binet

Sorry kid. That guy you’re with accidentally helped eugenicists rank races like Pokemon.

6 Geniuses Who Saw Their Inventions Turn Evil

#6. Alfred Binet’s IQ Test Got Hijacked by Eugenics-Obsessed Racists

First, Binet himself knew his test wasn’t all that scientific. It came with tons of disclaimers stressing that the test does not measure static intelligence and should not be used to label people in any way. And, for the single purpose of figuring out a kid’s level of development, it worked pretty well. But then American eugenicists got hold of his work. The eugenicists loved the idea of intelligence tests because they wanted to use them to identify and weed out “the idiots” from the gene pool, which, by sheer coincidence, all happened to include anyone who wasn’t a white American. Never mind that the score can absolutely be improved with education – why burden the system with teaching children when we can just breed superior intelligence into them!

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100 Tahun Alfred Binet Meninggal

Dear Mr. Alfred Binet.

Sudah 100 tahun meninggal, karyamu masih kami nikmati sampai hari ini.

Ini tidak sengaja kutahu saat di salah satu slide bahan ujianku besok ada tanggal, 18 Oktober 1911.

Hari ini tanggal 18 Oktober 2011. Aku tadinya cuma “ngeh” tanggalnya. Lalu, kuputuskan untuk mengambil handphone dan membuka aplikasi “calculator” meskipun sebenarnya aku harus lanjut membaca slide selanjutnya. Tapi kenyataannya aku lebih senang, karena ternyata ini tepat 100 tahun Anda meninggal Pak.

Alat tesmu lucu. Aku katakan itu. Semoga aku punya kemampuan dan keinginan dan bisa mengikuti jejakmu #khayalan tingkat tinggi.

:))

Salam cerdas dari aku, kami, yang akan UTS Kecerdasan besok. Doakan kami ya Pak Binet. :*

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p.s : Kumismu lucu, serta kacamata yang Anda gunakan agak menggugah. Menggugah tanda tanya. :)

Salam kenal,

agnes