23 January 2007

Equality? Not in this Life--Nature Didn't Make Us That Way

Go here to find out why no NYC Firewomen died on 9/11/01.

Go here to learn why there is a discrepancy in math ability at the highest levels.

Go here to understand why it is so important that a society learn to utilise the gifts of the gifted.
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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Al, I particularly enjoyed the piece by Charles Murray. I am often amazed in the workplace by the high intelligence of some people that seem to have no common sense or wisdom or worse yet, no self confidence.

Perhaps the self confidence part is the most damaging, since in the public schools high intelligence is not regarded because of the reasons Murray suggests and because peer pressure puts down the "geek/nerd". My own daughter confirmed that "acting smart" was a recipe for ridicule. That's sad.

Over the years I've taken several of those online (unscientific) IQ tests for fun and I have consistently come out at right around 120! It would the first time in my life I was in the top ten of anything!

Wednesday, 24 January, 2007  
Blogger al fin said...

I don't know how valid those web tests are, but I'd be surprised if your IQ was any less than 120.

What I've been trying to say in my posts on competence and psychological neoteny, is that our educational system is destroying individual competence and societal competence by its methods.

Insulating kids and teenagers from the real world and from all responsibility prevents them from growing up. Large sized children are graduating from colleges and universities with no real competence or life wisdom.

Even if a person's IQ is 150, if they have no wisdom or judgement, no competence, they will be a hazard to everyone who depends on them.

That's just one more way our twisted educational system is rotting societies strength from the inside.

Wednesday, 24 January, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've found Tickle's online IQ test to be a particularly accurate assessment of one's own IQ, with an inflation of around five points (it bumped mine up two, so maybe I've dumbened down a bit in the last couple of years). I know several people who've taken it and found this to be the case.

Also, it correlates pretty well with other good-faith IQ estimates.

Wednesday, 24 January, 2007  

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