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  1. #1 IQ tests cannot decide upon ones intelligence 
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    An IQ test is designed to attract the awareness of a standard norm, rather than someone of who is consciously aware of something else other than common sense. It's one of the reasons we'll lack the ability within other areas throughout life, as well as the reason to 'stupidity' as many would say.

    We do stupid 'things', only due to our conscious awareness. If we were capable of being aware of every instance of memory stored within the brain, well, not the brain, I mean, the brain consists of 2 billion (Perhaps an increased amount) neuron cells. However, there are more than 2 billion entities of data accessible by yourself.

    However, due to the amount of data, accessing it is an issue. We cannot access all of this data simultaneously. Perhaps if the brain signalled every instance of the cerebral cortex, alongside with another location of which stores the memory (To be honest, I don't believe a single neuron cell could store a scent. Perhaps the body is used for storing data also. Perhaps something we're unaware of), in which case, we'd become aware of the information.

    However, we only use a small amount of data daily, we're conscious of one or two thoughts, whilst our subconscious processes the rest.

    Anyway, to sum it up, an IQ test can only capture your awareness, and since we're aware of other areas within life, the chances are slim of an IQ test highlighting a given intelligence.


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    IQ testing is a controversial subject. My opinion is that there is such a thing as intelligence. It's what makes us different from other animals. And it is inherited.

    IQ tests may not be a complete measure of intelligence but they have been successful in predicting certain kinds of achievement.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Harold14370
    IQ testing is a controversial subject. My opinion is that there is such a thing as intelligence. It's what makes us different from other animals. And it is inherited.

    IQ tests may not be a complete measure of intelligence but they have been successful in predicting certain kinds of achievement.
    A self may only be aware of the entire memory cortex once or few times perhaps, throughout their life. However, that entirely depends upon how the memory is used, how often it's used and the strength of the communication between each neuron cell.

    However, IQ tests work great upon a general society, just not someone of who is consciously aware of a distinct area in comparison to a norm.
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    I don't exactly see how you are relating awareness with intelligence. Do you think you could learn general relativity theory or quantum mechanics by just heightening your awareness? How would you do that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Harold14370
    I don't exactly see how you are relating awareness with intelligence. Do you think you could learn general relativity theory or quantum mechanics by just heightening your awareness? How would you do that?
    No, that's not what I meant. If you already know of something, perhaps you feature knowledge over a series of subjects. Lets say... Math, Physics, Biology and Neuroscience.

    It wouldn't be easy being aware of all subjects on a daily basis, being capable of retrieving data in relation to those subjects without issue. However, lets say, you also have other areas to remember, areas such as; family commitments, friendships and so forth.

    You would mainly become aware within one area rather than all simultaneously, in which case, to succeed within an IQ test, you would heighten your awareness over the area in relation towards the test. The test may question upon physics, in which case, you would dwell within the area of physics within the depths of your mind.
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    I'm scared of IQ tests cause I'm Dum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vanderwallis
    I'm scared of IQ tests cause I'm Dum.
    Dumb with a b

    Dum is something that comes after Tweedle

    If you think you are dumb then there's a good chance that you are not as dumb as you think
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    Quote Originally Posted by Absum!
    Quote Originally Posted by vanderwallis
    I'm scared of IQ tests cause I'm Dum.
    Dumb with a b

    Dum is something that comes after Tweedle

    If you think you are dumb then there's a good chance that you are not as dumb as you think
    Now that's just dumb
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    Quote Originally Posted by Harold14370
    IQ tests may not be a complete measure of intelligence but they have been successful in predicting certain kinds of achievement.
    Whilst I agree with this, I personally don't tie intelligence and IQ too closely. One of my favourite books - 'Emotional Intelligence' suggests that this kind of intelligence can matter more than an individual's IQ since someone who [possesses it in greater abundance is generally a happier individual regardless of their IQ. To me, it's this kind of intelligence that matters the most.
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  11. #10 Re: IQ tests cannot decide upon ones intelligence 
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    People put too much stock in the iq tests. It's just a crossword puzzle.
    "First we build the tools, then they build us" - Marshall McLuhan.
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    The IQ test is just a test that measures how well you do on an IQ test. Nothing else.

    It doesn't measure how strategical you are at chess.
    It doesn't measure how many arithmetic problems you can solve in a minute.
    It doesn't measure how well you can write a book.

    It ONLY measures how well you can take a test composed of puzzles under a certain amount of time.
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    sounds to me like something someone who failed would say or feels they would not make well on it
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    I actually haven't taken one yet.

    just did some fun fake ones online
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    Quote Originally Posted by DivideByZero
    just did some fun fake ones online
    Couple of questions here:
    Firstly, what was the score?
    Secondly,
    It doesn't measure how strategical you are at chess
    Does anyone know if Grand Masters have an above average IQ?
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    I got a 145 but that is not important at all because it was a fake online iq test.
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