Re: Are the results of IQ test really valid ?
- From: "Jerry Okamura" <okamuraj005@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 12 Dec 2007 07:33:41 -1000
"AndyS" <andysharpe@xxxxxxxx> wrote in message news:1a3f3a8a-5e8b-4f45-8abc-077f2dbd7a74@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Gary wrote:Since I've been reading this group, I've seen a lot posted about IQ
tests. Mostly I see from these posts that IQ is a genetic
predisposition and never varies all of our lives. Being born healthy,
wealthy and white doesn't seem to have anything to do with it. At
least not to the posters.
Well, I do well, also, but have come to realize that there are
kinds of problems I do very very well on, and other types that I am
For instance, can an IQ test predict whether a person can do well
at playing chess ???? Certainly not , in my case, at least.... I
game, but am really crummy at it...
I am not good at chess either. But I think the reason for that is partly laziness on my part, because I cannot seem to bring myself to think that far ahead in advance. But it seems to me the idea behind the IQ test is to measure one ability to learn more than anything elese. I would think that someone who can score well in an IQ test is more likely to be able to learn something than someone who does not score well in an IQ test. It would however be of interest to me to know what the IQ is of the great masters of chest, i.e. do all of them have a high IQ, and how high an IQ do they have? My mother for instance, probably would have scored very low in an IQ test, but when it came to playing bridge she had one ability that I could never have. That was her unique ability to remember every card played by every person, throughout the game.
Can it predict whether a person can fix a car engine, ACCURATELY,
without wasting a lot of time on replacing parts? I don't think
so..... (I am about
average in that, I guess.... maybe a little less, ---- it took me a
full day last
week to fix a problem caused by a squirrel chewing through a wiring
harness in my Accent..... and I was lucky because I found some copper
strands lying on the driveway under the engine .... damn tree rats )
I would think the answer to your quesiton is, what are the odds of someone who is smarter than someone else, be able to learn how to fix a car with some instructions. I would think the odds favor someone who is marter than someone else....
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