Is IQ the Metric Unit of Intelligence and – Stupidity?


“Can human intelligence be measured?”

“Sure, I feel so… Totally different checks may very well be used to analyze a number of sorts of talents (excluding expertise) and the topic’s total capability, name it intelligence, may very well be decided”.

“If I need to categorical it within the SI unit, which metric unit may very well be used to measure these talents?”

“Really, chances are you’ll name intelligence a unitless and autonomous amount which isn’t a part of any measuring system as it’s expressed by Intelligence Quotient or IQ. A check, consisting of a collection of questions, is run to massive samples of various age teams (normally youngsters). Then, the typical rating at every stage is set, the end result being the so-called Binet (a French psychologist) scale. The rating of a person is in contrast with the group common rating giving a quotient known as IQ.”

“Aha, I feel… I feel…I perceive. Please, are you able to clarify then, what’s the which means of IQ=200 or IQ=10?”

” Hmm…hmm… let me assume methods to reply finest…”

“Now, I’ve an thought for a unit of intelligence!”

Oh, actually?”

“An experiment was carried out with a predatory fish, a pike, in a pond. The pond was divided into two components with a glass barrier between them. On one facet of the barrier there was the pike and on the opposite, a gaggle of fish, roach. The pike tried to assault the roach, hitting the glass every time. It gave up after, on common, twenty makes an attempt. What about introducing the SI unit “the pike” which is able to characterize twenty tries? If any individual learns in a decrease variety of repetitions, he/she must be considered extra clever”

“Effectively, effectively, that is fascinating thought! Nevertheless, would not “the pike” be higher utilised as a unit of stupidity? As a way to perceive one thing, a person requires a sure variety of repetitions of an exercise and, consequently, a person requiring a better variety of repetitions is much less clever than one requiring a decrease variety of repetitions. The issue is to allocate a sure proportion which is able to point out decrease intelligence related to every repetition.”

“Maybe we should always go away this drawback to the clever members of MENSA!”

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