Quotes by Isaac Asimov from his article What Is Intelligence, Anyway?
All my life I’ve been registering IQ scores like that , so that I have the complacent feeling that I’m highly intelligent…
Actually, though, don’t such scores simply mean that I am very good at answering the type of academic questions that are considered worthy of answers by people who make up the intelligence tests – people with intellectual bents similar to mine?
For instance, I had an auto-repair man once, who, on these intelligence tests, could not possibly have scored more than 80, by my estimate. I always took it for granted that I was far more intelligent than he was.
Yet, when anything went wrong with my car I hastened to him with it, watched him anxiously as he explored its vitals, and listened to his pronouncements as though they were divine oracles – and he always fixed my car.
> Continued in his article What Is Intelligence, Anyway?
Article publié pour la première fois le 02/10/2015