IQ is a Superstition

An obvious problem with any sort of intelligence test is that it's impossible to create the test without appealing to circular reasoning. The only way to establish scientifically that your test accurately measures intelligence is to show that people who score higher on it are smarter outside of it, which means... *You have to already agree on who's smarter for a wide range of samples to establish the validity of the test*. And we don't! Which of two people is smarter is wildly open to debate! Heck, even what it *means* to be "smarter" is wildly open to debate! In fact, I think one of the *only* things about the concept of intelligence that's widely agreed on is that it *isn't* a single number.


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