Wednesday, December 26, 2018

My, my …

… Nassim Nicholas Taleb on Twitter: ""IQ" THREAD "IQ" measures an inferior form of intelligence, stripped of 2nd order effects, meant to select paper shufflers, obedient IYIs. 1- When someone asks you a question in REAL LIFE, you focus first on "WHY is he asking me that?", which slows down. (Fat Tony vs Dr John)".

I once scored 140 on a Wechsler-Bellevue IQ test (which translates into 150 on the Stanford-Binet). While taking the test I polished off most of a bottle of Johnny Walker Red (I was taking it for a friend who was getting his Ph.D in psychology and needed someone to give the test to.) Whether this means I have a high IQ in general or just when I polish off a bottle of scotch is anybody's guess.

1 comment:

  1. Now I know what went wrong with my last IQ test: I was not allowed to bring a bottle of scotch to school!