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

From: Mike Lorrey (
Date: Tue Aug 28 2001 - 10:42:46 MDT

John Clark wrote:
> Mike Lorrey <> Wrote:
> > Okay, and Marylin Vos Savant (with an IQ of something like 210) does
> > nothing but write an advice and puzzle column for the newspaper...
> > obviously an entirely worthless endeavor in the Clarkian scheme of things.
> Yet another good example of the failure of IQ in determining future success.
> I would never presume to call Vos Savant a failure in life but she's certainly
> no world shaker, and given her astronomical IQ that's exactly what you'd expect
> her to be, assuming of course that IQ tests worked as advertised.

The reason this is a bogus claim to make, John, is a) because they are
not advertised that way, and b) they do nothing to measure what
interests the individual has, it merely measures their abilities.

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