What Is IQ?

IQ doesn't measure overarching intelligence, it measures how well the underlying subsystems can perform certain low level tasks. Having good neurological machinery (in the readily testable functional areas) does not mean the state of the overall system is such that they're coordinated, communicate, and ultimately used properly. You can have a very, very, poor system … Continue reading What Is IQ?

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Intelligence vs. Knowledge.

An intelligent person is naturally deductive. He or she knows how to use logical thinking to draw parallels to current situations, think Sherlock Holmes. A knowledgeable person is someone who has -- through repetition -- learned something and who can now apply that knowledge. Intelligence is inborn, knowledge isn't. Then again, it takes certain people … Continue reading Intelligence vs. Knowledge.