0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
http://uk.tickle.com/test/iq/intro.htmlThats where i took the test^^^ Online IQ test 
If one wanted to write a genuine IQ test, how do they go about doing so? I mean, the ones online are great funa nd all but I doubt they hold any merit. Does one need to contact their local Mensa chapter or would a school or college be ablet o provide one?
someone once said "having a high IQ is merely a measure of ones ability to do well at IQ tests". I can't fault him.
Save your money Meg, and buy more beers with it.
What is your I.Q.?I have no idea. People who boast about their I.Q. are losers.
One should not overvalue its meaning, but what meaning it has depends on the person. I cannot run short distances very fast, and have no interest in the fact that other people do like to run short distances very fast, but that is not to denigrate what that might mean for them, its just that it means nothing for me (no, I'm not taking it personally - just saying that we are all different, and we naturally take some pleasure in our own strengths, without denigrating the very different strengths of other people).
would you say Hawkins was a genious? Would you like to know what he thinks of I.Q. tests?QuoteWhat is your I.Q.?I have no idea. People who boast about their I.Q. are losers. enough said.http://www.nytimes.com/2004/12/12/magazine/12QUESTIONS.html
Yes and no. Thing is, IQ tests are used as a surrogate for ability to do other things. If you're a hundred metre sprint athelete it's "common sense" that this is unlikely to be predictive (in any but the crudest scale) of ability in competition over say the marathon distance.
An ability to fill in the blanks in common phrases, spot the trick question in a mental arithmetic problem, etcetc, are (given a minimum standard of some combination of native wit and application) going to be quite straightforward to learn.
People tend to regard quantitative data as in some way more authoritative (and easier to use because you can set a specific cut-off point), and IQ tests give them quantitative "answers" without necessarily the error bars that ought to go with any quantitative data if we are to understand what it means and how much importance we should attach to it.
would you say Hawkins was a genious? Would you like to know what he thinks of I.Q. tests?QuoteWhat is your I.Q.?[the question asked of him]I have no idea. People who boast about their I.Q. are losers. [Steven's answer]enough said.http://www.nytimes.com/2004/12/12/magazine/12QUESTIONS.html
What is your I.Q.?[the question asked of him]I have no idea. People who boast about their I.Q. are losers. [Steven's answer]
IQ tests are just as Rosy said - "full of sound and furry and meaning nothing" in the real world. Case in point - my step sister: brilliant woman, former professor of Human Physiology and Pathology at a very prestigious medical school with 2 Ph.D's and a M.D. but has trouble with the most simple tasks of being a human being. Absolutely no common sense. Left her children to raise themselves because she "didn't have time" and cannot have a meaningful relationship with another human being - a very cold, arrogant person and a very lonely person.
I would rather have common sense and 'people skills rather' than just a high IQ. It is why I declined my invitation to become a member of Mensa - the people I found there in 1962 were too overly impressed with themselves, poor socially and just plain boring with their astounding exhibitions of learning and their belief that their opinion was worth more than the common man.
Hell, I have seen brilliant people doing menial jobs and wizards at their profession.
We are Human beings, not thinking machines.
And to dismiss the opinion of Steven Hawking is the height of arrogance.