Re: Genius and Y chromosomes.

Eliezer Yudkowsky (
Tue, 07 Jan 1997 23:43:53 -0600

> Kathryn Aegis wrote:
> >
> > The SAT test has been revised so many times and the scoring system
> > for it weighted so many times that many in the education field
> > believe it has lost whatever measurement value it once claimed to
> > have. At any rate, open up any Princeton Review manual, and they
> > immediately state that the SAT, LSAT, GMAT, etc. basically measures
> > your ability to take a standardized test.
> >

> To anyone who denigrates any kind of evaluation, be it IQ, SAT, or
> Football touchdowns, what have you, I say: Those who say it isn't worth
> diddly do so because they didn't do diddly in that field of competition.
> Helps with the old self esteem. Don't want morons not to feel good about
> themselves.

Oh yeah? I hereby declare that the SAT ain't worth diddlysquat as a
measure of intelligence.

--       Eliezer S. Yudkowsky

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