Intelligence = IQ?

"Calculating a person's intelligence using a quotient test (IQ test) is actually very poor and misleading, according to researchers from Western University, Canada. They conducted a study to observe the efficacy of using IQ tests to measure intelligence and published their findings in the journal Neuron.

A general measure of intelligence, such as an IQ test, fails to show the full differences in cognitive ability in people.
There are critics such as Keith Stanovich who do not dispute the stability of IQ test scores or the fact that they predict certain forms of achievement rather effectively. They do argue, however, that to base a concept of intelligence on IQ test scores alone is to ignore many important aspects of mental ability.

“ Mohammed Ali World champion boxer; Sports Illustrated's Sportsman of the Century and the BBC's Sports Personality of the Century. IQ 78. ”


“ Andy Warhol Artist and most famous figure of the Pop Art movement. IQ 86. ”


The role that education plays is nowhere more important than in the 21st century, the Digital Age, an era of highly disruptive change, information availability at your fingertips and technology pervading every aspect of our lives.

If it cant be tested it sometimes seems it is not worth paying attention to. I think that the belief that all the answers to a given problem lie in one certain approach such as logical mathematical thinking, can be very dangerous.

In general why does the contemporary construct of intelligence fail to take into account large areas of human endeavor.

IQ believes that Intelligence does not change much with age, training or experience. Why does it not describe a Van Goh or a Geologist or an Anthelete or a graphics designer or a Fashion model or a Religious Ascetic or an Entrepreneur.

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