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  •  IQ is a culturally biased construct anyway. (7+ / 0-)

    I have been very lucky to get to know several people raised in the Buddhist traditions of the Asian continent, and all of them are baffled by the idea of IQ.

    I think about the idea of applying an IQ test to a tribesman hunter in Papua New Guinea - here's an incredibly skilled person who can do things that most of us could never come close to mastering, and for whom our educational standard and measurement of intelligence/capacity is entirely useless.

    The obsession with IQ is not reasonable. Even if we only apply the idea to Western Culture, it's very difficult for a test maker not to introduce his or her own cultural bias into the language and design of the test.

    Beyond all that, I'm not sure why I spent so much time typing a rebuttal to some intellectually dishonest, racist tripe.  

    "Nach dem Spiel ist vor dem Spiel." -Sepp Herberger

    by surfbird007 on Wed May 08, 2013 at 11:35:23 AM PDT

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