Re: Is IQ usefully predictive? (not in one case)

From: Eugene Leitl (
Date: Sat Aug 25 2001 - 03:03:50 MDT

On Fri, 24 Aug 2001, Adrian Tymes wrote:

> ...which, of course, utterly ignores the fact that IQs can change over
> time. Did Feynman do his most brilliant work in high school, at the
> time he was tested? (Even ignoring the possibility that the test was
> inaccurate...)

By rights Feyman should have peaked the scala. He was doing some really
impressive things as a preteen kid, so there's no way how he could have
tested 125 at one age, and clock 200+ (or whatever max is) a few years

Unless he was faking this indicates the test does indeed have some pretty
interesting holes.

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