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.
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?
#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!