Re: [Fwd: com-mensa-rate digest #1]

From: J. Goard (
Date: Wed May 09 2001 - 00:23:05 MDT

At 10:28 PM 5/8/01 +0200, wrote:

>These days, popular educational theorists down play
>the IQ tests as any full measure of intelligence. They
>claim 7 types of intelligence, only a few of which are
>touched on by an IQ test.

>From the little exposure I've had to cognitive psychology, the few "types
of intelligence" papers I've seen strike me as pseudoscience in the service
of egalitarian wishful-thinking. Correct me if I'm wrong. But at any
rate, the version of it which has trickled down to the masses, seems to
hold that whatever an individual lacks in one area, he makes up in another.
 "Well, your little Timmy can't read, paint, or throw a ball, so he must
have a lot of paste-eating intelligence."
J. Goard

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