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Maybe IQ tests only show how good a person it at IQ tests and it does not really measure the true intrinsic overall intelligence of a person?
Quote from: Alan McDougall on 21/06/2016 15:06:03Maybe IQ tests only show how good a person it at IQ tests and it does not really measure the true intrinsic overall intelligence of a person?Take it from me my wife is as intelligent as the score suggests.
...and before you get all touchy (just in case) ....it is of course clear to me that as you are not stupid yourself, your wife must indeed have a significantly high score - otherwise you would never have dared to have posted as such.
I recommend using caution when attempting to apply this to people in physics forums on the internet. There are some very nasty people who go to physics forums for the sole purpose of inflating their egos. Many years ago I had no qualms about posting questions on subjects that I have an interest in. Those people used the fact that I posted questions to later use it as a way to insult me by claiming that because I had a question it meant that I was ignorant of the subject I had a question of. All that did was tell me that what I post can and will be used against me as a weapon to hurt me. Here's an something similar that comes to mind. About 20 years ago when I decided to learn the other way to express the language of special relativity I made a small mistake of reversing the roles of the coordinate time and proper time in my mind. So instead of referring to the coordinate time I referred to the proper time. instead. To this day that bastage uses it to insult me. So you have to keep in mind who may be reading what you're asking. You also have to keep that in mind when trying to judge people on what they're posting.The internet is full of absolutely horrible people along with very nice people.Two absolutely horrible people to avoid are1) David Waite2) Bruce Pew