GuyGadebois wrote:It's even worse than my interpretation. So, it is better to be rich, Jewish and Asian (both, it would be crazy!) And not live in the asshole of your country but rather in Gangnam, in the Haidian district, the XVIth or Park Tzameret for be smarter than anything!
Syllogisms, inferences, memes, and all the bazaar, all the same stinks.
Moreover, IQ tests are ethnocentric, partial, biased and only reflect a "kind of arbitrary intelligence" privileged among the privileged on the planet. Shit in a bar that you just illustrated wonderfully.
Yes it is better to go to the best schools and have a stable situation to study, regardless of whether you are Jewish, Cambodian or Senegalese. And although human beings all have the same intelligence potential,they do not all benefit from the same cultural and social roots
, no offense to benevolence.
The IQ tests are quite dubious indeed since at the beginning it was a question of measuring intelligence in a very global way to differentiate people with mental pathology (type cretinism etc ...) from the classic patients.
So measuring an IQ at 152 doesn't mean anything ... at best we can say that an IQ is above or below 100.
The European IQ test applied to ethnic groups such as the Indians gave very poor results for its latter, on the other hand tests of aptitudes specific to their culture raised the scores to levels which could make many academics blush. .
However, this kind of analysis should not be thrown in the trash because it reflects a certain fact of society. It appears that the cultural level (which seems to me more objective and global than the IQ) has actually been declining for some years, young people (not all and far from it!) read less and less well the consequence of a multitude of problems (social networks and reality TV are no stranger to this).
Intelligence is a potential * which requires fertile soil to develop, without the necessary conditions it is very clear that it can only atrophy.
* We can also establish a direct relationship between obesity and lack of physical activity coupled with poor nutrition (too fatty, saturated) and intellectual obesity
consecutive of too much low quality information based on consultation rather than reflection and effort.
"Engineering is sometimes about knowing when to stop" Charles De Gaulle.