Intelligence, something to think about

“Suppose my auto-repair man devised questions for an intelligence test. Or suppose a carpenter did, or a farmer, or, indeed, almost anyone but an academician. By every one of those tests, I’d prove myself a moron, and I’d be a moron, too. In a world where I could not use my academic training and my verbal talents but had to do something intricate or hard, working with my hands, I would do poorly. My intelligence, then, is not absolute but is a function of the society I live in and of the fact that a small subsection of that society has managed to foist itself on the rest as an arbiter of such matters.
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Isaac Asimov, from What is Intelligence, Anyway?
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About George Crawford

archaeologist, archer, primitive technologist, and wannabee musician ... mostly
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One Response to Intelligence, something to think about

  1. Agree 100%. Didn’t know of this quote. Thanks for posting.

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