IQ test

anonymous asked:

Do u hate stupid people?

No. In fact how does one make such a judgement? Many intelligent people are uneducated. Many people who would score low on a standard IQ test can show genius in other fields. I have no way of knowing just what skills and talents people have. 

My policy is to treat everyone as intelligent though some may have more difficulty than others in grasping certain concepts.

Respect is key here. Treat everyone with respect. It is the prudent thing and the compassionate thing.

AN 11-year-old black child has joined Mensa after scoring higher than Stephen Hawking, Bill Gates and Albert Einstein in an IQ test. Ramarni Wilfred started showing signs of genius as a toddler, when his favourite book was an encyclopedia. He could read and write by the time he started reception at school and last year, at the age of 10 and still in primary school, wrote a philosophy paper on fairness that earned him a 2:1 and a mock Oxford graduation. Prof. Hawking, Microsoft founder Gates and Einstein all have 160 IQs. Ramarni scored 162, putting him in the top 1% in the UK. Children hold the future. Like if you respect intelligence  This really made me proud.

The concept of intelligence has some rough backgrounds. 

THE OBVIOUS RASICM

For example during the 19th century physical anthropologist Samuel George Morton believed that brain size was a measure of intelligence. He measured the sizes of hundreds of human skulls to assert that there was a difference between races.

He concluded that Europeans had the highest brain capacity, followed by Chinese, Southeast Asians, Polynesians, American Indians, and lastly African & Australian Aborigines. 

Ofcourse now we look back at his work and realize it was the result of unconscious bias, reporting selected data, analytical errors & mismeasured skulls. 

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DO IQ TESTS REALLY MEASURE INTELLIGENCE

IQ tests stand for Intelligence Quotient Test. They are a standardized test that one cannot really study for. An IQ test measures a person’s general intellectual ability to understand ideas compared to the general population at the same developmental level.

How well we reason, distinguish relationships and solve problems and how well we process information, particularly our ability to store and retrieve it are also things IQ tests measure. 

However, IQ tests fail to measure many things such as creativity, emotional sensitivity and social competence. 

IQ tests are fundamentally flawed because they do not take into account the complex nature of the human intellect and its different components. 

Furthermore, IQ tests are not good at predicting how well you are going to do in life. Just because someone scores high, it does not guarantee success. 

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MORE THAN ONE TYPE OF INTELLIGENCE

Different people are good at different things. Someone might fail at one topic but excel at another. 

As Albert Einstein said, “Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.”

These are 9 types of intelligence proposed by Howard Gardner. 

  • Naturalist Intelligence (Nature Smart): human sensitivity to the natural word. Have you ever met someone who was really good with animals? Or who had a "green thumb”? Today they can be a chef or a botanist
  • Musical Intelligence (Music Smart): ability to recognize tone, rhythm, timbre, and pitch and more
  • Logical-Mathematical Intelligence (Number/Reasoning Smart) : ability to calculate, quantify, consider propositions and hypotheses, and carry out complete mathematical operations. 
  • Existential Intelligence: sensitivity and capacity to tackle deep questions about human existence, such as the meaning of life, why do we die, and how did we get here.
  • Interpersonal Intelligence (People Smart): ability to understand and interact effectively with others.
  • Bodily-Kinestic Intelligence (Body Smart): manipulate objects and use a variety of physical skills. (athletes, dancers, surgeons)
  • Intrapersonal Intelligence (Self Smart): capacity to understand oneself and one’s thoughts and feelings, and to use such knowledge in planning and directioning one’s life
  • Spatial Intelligence (Picture Smart): those who have an amazing use of mental imagery and artistic skills
  • Linguistic Intelligence (Word Smart): ability to think in words and to use language to express and appreciate complex meanings.

Ofcourse these probably don’t capture everything in the wide range of smarts that we all have. 

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One study estimated that by the time children are 4 years old, those growing up with parents in professional occupations, such as teachers, lawyers, and doctors, have heard 32 million more words than children raised in poor families (Risley & Hart, 1995). If the impoverished child was never exposed to the word, but would readily have learned it if he had heard it used, then isn’t it an unfair measure of the child’s intelligence that he doesn’t know this word that children from an educated family know?

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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