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    Quote Originally Posted by Mycroft View Post
    So what the hell are IQ tests measuring?


    follow directions (accept a problem to be solved and the way to solve it)


    follow the right steps and arrive at the correct solution (correct as defined by the test maker)


    memorize the cultural "great ideas," historical figures and battles, scientific data, and other inert "facts" deemed important by the test makers

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    Wildcat: ...huh?
    Dost thou love Life? Then do not squander Time; for that's the Stuff Life is made of.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heart View Post
    follow directions (accept a problem to be solved and the way to solve it)


    follow the right steps and arrive at the correct solution (correct as defined by the test maker)


    memorize the cultural "great ideas," historical figures and battles, scientific data, and other inert "facts" deemed important by the test makers
    Funny, this is exactly what turns people into idiots. In theory, watching CNN all day should make your IQ score skyrocket! People who are smart either have an inability to formulate their own viewpoints or intuitively know what answer the tests "want" but maintain their own viewpoint.

    I always looked at intelligence as a matter of perspective. People who I consider intelligent are ones who think outside of the box.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uberfuhrer View Post
    Funny, this is exactly what turns people into idiots. ... People who I consider intelligent are ones who think outside of the box.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mycroft View Post
    Wildcat: ...huh?
    I think what Wildcat meant is that it measures your ability to succeed in a standardized way at standardized tasks and goals. That's my best guess, anyway.

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