January 15, 2020
Not long ago, I made a decision to tell the truth at least from my experiences and questioning about people’s IQ. First ‘what is an IQ?’ According to sources it’s an intelligence quotient (IQ) with a total score derived from several standardized tests designed to assess human intelligence. By this definition, approximately two-thirds of the population scores between IQ 85 and IQ 115. About 2.5 percent of the population scores above 130, and 2.5 percent below 70.
There have been many questions how the test was derived to favor a certain type of individual. It’s prudent to see that intellect and intelligence, albeit interloping are different than is commonly thought. Reality is that at this time in ‘his-her-story’, we may be the most intelligent form of life, regardless of ‘questioning that’, on earth. The collective intelligence, with its ‘feral violence and negativity’, actually doesn’t say a lot for current human development. Measurement of intellect serves categorization for acceptance where money is involved, be it in our universities, corporations, etc. Intellect is measurable much more than intelligence. A farmer who has little education and book learning can have common sense and compassion far more commendable than someone with a high intellect who doesn’t have those inner qualities.
If we take a circle to stand for all the infinite knowledge that theoretically can be known, and then put the collective (not even individual) as part of the pie, surely it might take a high powered microscope to see that portion. If so far this is above your reasoning, that proves my point rather quickly. in the Apology, Plato relates that Socrates accounts for his seeming wiser than any other person because he does not imagine that he knows what he does not know. Truth is, as time accumulates in aging, we allegedly may know more, but at the same time we suspect we know less compared to what can be known, and not just mentally but emotionally, spiritually, intuitively, humor ability,3 etc.