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Old 05-24-2013, 12:33 AM   #16
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-Internal combustion engine / How does it work?
By igniting a type of fuel and using the energy produced from the expansion of gas.

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-Microwave oven / How does it work?
By pushing power, an allotted time, and then start.

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-Why is your fridge cold?
Because it's plugged in.


So did you prove something about IQ? Or did you just prove that questions when asked a certain way have multiple answers.
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Old 05-29-2013, 05:51 PM   #17
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Iron Horse (a teacher) is right! IQ tests should be based entirely on whether or not you have learned the mechanisms of machinery.
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Old 05-29-2013, 06:02 PM   #18
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I think what iron horse was trying to illustrate is that, 1000 years ago, people understood how the tools they used every day work. They knew how the mill ground wheat (that's what a mill does, right?), they knew how the pulley that lifted their bails of hay worked and they knew how to fix it all. I suppose he's contrasting that with modern society using tools that we aren't always sure how they operate. Problem is, the people who knew how their mills worked also thought the Sun revolved around the Earth and that disease was spread by 'bad air', so I'm not sure that comparison is very useful
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I think he was trying to point out that many IQ tests are not a pure measure of cognitive potential because they require the subject to apply some learned knowledge.

But I'm really not sure that was his point.
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I think he was trying to point out that many IQ tests are not a pure measure of cognitive potential because they require the subject to apply some learned knowledge.

But I'm really not sure that was his point.
If I had to guess, this is a little closer to what I would imagine IH was trying to get at...


Different social circles measure intelligence in different ways. Some will measure you by the books that you've read, others by the historical facts you know, some by if you can do math in your head, and some by if you know how to frame a house or rebuild a carburetor.

Framing a house and rebuilding a carburetor often require great problem solving skills in addition to manual skills, and if I were to guess I think he was saying that these skills are often underestimated when it comes to IQ.
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If I had to guess, this is a little closer to what I would imagine IH was trying to get at...


Different social circles measure intelligence in different ways. Some will measure you by the books that you've read, others by the historical facts you know, some by if you can do math in your head, and some by if you know how to frame a house or rebuild a carburetor.

Framing a house and rebuilding a carburetor often require great problem solving skills in addition to manual skills, and if I were to guess I think he was saying that these skills are often underestimated when it comes to IQ.

I get the impression that many people lump intelligence of all kinds together. Ever knew someone who seems really bright but then does something very stupid, baffling everyone around them? I may have good analyzing and communication skills, but when it comes to anything related to math, I am the complete opposite (seriously, my SAT scores reflect that). I'm pretty sure I have dyscalculia - math dyslexia - although I've never been tested for it. I guess to some, I have only limited smarts.
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By igniting a type of fuel and using the energy produced from the expansion of gas.


By pushing power, an allotted time, and then start.



Because it's plugged in.


So did you prove something about IQ? Or did you just prove that questions when asked a certain way have multiple answers.
You never fail to make me laugh. You're a natural comedian
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If humans are getting dumber it's because of television and an education system infested by Leftism.
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If humans are getting dumber it's because of television and an education system infested by Leftism.
hahahahaahaha.
What a fucking joke this guy is
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If humans are getting dumber it's because of television and an education system infested by Leftism.
You try too hard.

But some of the posts I've seen in here might just be proving the thread's point.
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If humans are getting dumber it's because of television
Yes, typically it's the liberal elites who plop their fat asses down in front of the television to watch Honey Boo Boo.
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No, shows like that are being aired by the liberal media in a conspiratorial attempt to make America stupid.
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If humans are getting dumber it's because of television and an education system infested by Leftism.
I didn't know that 'Leftism' was, at the very least, centre-right.
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If humans are getting dumber it's because of television and an education system infested by Leftism.
This is even dumber than some of the shit in Idiocracy.
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