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IQ Tests

I was talking to this dude I know.
And he insisted that IQ tests are a worthy measure of intelligence. And that the only people who think they're arbitrary are those with low scores. This was after I said that I didn't really think they were worth anything.
He asked me what my score was...
I've never taken one.
He told me to go to http://www.iqtest.com and take their test...
That it was very close to the actual ones he has taken and it was a very decent, quick test.
I still think the tests are arbitrary.
::nods::
and it's not because I got a low score.
Not as high as his high holy commisoner of the Brains (who thinks people should have their IQs tattooed on their foreheads so that you can decide right away who you do and don't want to have anything to do with) , but high enough that, were it an actual, sound, NON INTERNET test (and maybe on a site that isn't trying to sell you IQ enhancing programs and wants you to buy the wall certificate for $9.95), Andres would certainly have to take what I had to say seriously on the basis of those digits on my foreheads.


Oh, and friend took it too.
He scored eleven points higher than me... But I always knew there had to be some quantifiable method of showing how gaddamned much he rocked.
too bad it's in a very arbitrary lil test.
::shrug::
I do like the general theory questions.. the spatial observations.. the cognitive thinking.. quick problem solving.
That just means I think I on my toes... not that I'm necessarily any more or less intelligent than anyone else.


I dunno.
a sheet of paper with a number on it really doesn't mean a whole hell of a lot when it comes to living day to day.

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whiteperegrine
Jul. 11th, 2001 07:28 pm (UTC)
have to agree. IQ tests are not the 'end all be all' of measuring ones intelligence. I think they can be slanted for how to you test a person with no formal education? at this point I think IQ tests merely give idea as to the relative intelligence of any single person. the thing is not to get caught up in them and blindly assume that because one does well, or does not do so hot that they are either 'smart' or 'dumb'.

I have yet to take the test you mentioned and I 'think' that I am above average...but who knows maybe I am merely self-deluding myself into believing something that is not true...hehe

....oh...just dropped by on a random search...hope you don't mind.
:)
maddening
Jul. 11th, 2001 08:01 pm (UTC)
Me and my friend took the test. He scored 11 points higher than me. I still know that I can kick his lil hienie in most ways.. because, well, he's *such* a lil wimp... so it really doesn't make a difference.
::grin::


And yes, I mind.
I mind a LOT.
How... how *dare* you post a comment in my journal.. I mean ... are you just *trying* to start something? HUH? ARE YOU?

OFF THE JOURNAL NOW, BUDDY.
hehe
whiteperegrine
Jul. 12th, 2001 04:30 am (UTC)
Re:
hehe
punkalicia
Jul. 12th, 2001 10:48 am (UTC)
hurphm
apparently, i had an IQ test as a child, (given when my 2nd grade teacher decided i should really really go into special ed - boy, she felt dumb after that...), and this is within 2 points of that.

but i always new i had more useless fucking brains than i new what to do with.

but what it really means to me, is that i can read fast. ohhhhh - that's a real measure of how smart i am, NOT.

mmm, penis!
frobisher
Jul. 13th, 2001 12:40 am (UTC)
Re: hurphm
Speaking as a Special Ed kid myself, a lot of Special Ed kids are pretty fucking smart - they just have... issues of one sort or another.

And, yes, penis. Your obsession with penis makes your brilliance clear.
punkalicia
Jul. 13th, 2001 10:21 am (UTC)
Re: hurphm
mmmm. penis!
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