Thursday, September 26, 2013

The limits of intelligence …

 Anecdotal Evidence: `Intelligence and the Grace of Blessed Temperament'.

Three thoughts: I certainly think IQ is overrated, and mine is perfectly respectable. Genuine intelligence involves more than just skill at reasoning. And facility with speech is often confused with intelligence.


  1. Hi Frank, don't you think the ability to use words effectively is a marker of intelligence?

  2. Not necessarily not necessarily. The facile and the glib should never be discounted. If you have studied rhetoric, you can see through the sham. But most people haven't and easily taken in by someone who simply sounds like he knows what he's talking about.

  3. Hmm. I was thinking, isn't glibness different from efficacy? I can usually tell one from the other!