#intelligence Tumblr posts

  • Introverts value privacy and solitude.
    Introverts value true friends and love.
    Introverts are very intelligent people.

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  • Imagine you rewind the calendar a century and it’s 1920. Psychometrics is a science in its infancy. You are a scientist wondering how to get a handle on this “intelligence” concept and you figure a good first step is to be more specific and separately measure some of the subcomponents that are often lumped together under “intelligence”. For example, you could test:

    • vocabulary
    • math
    • memory
    • logical reasoning
    • spatial representation

    among other things. And then you could split each of these into a speed-focused test and a correctness-focused test.

    Before the fact, there are some possible hypotheses about what you will find:

    1. These abilities will be negatively correlated with each other
    2. These abilities will be positively correlated with each other
    3. These abilities will be uncorrelated with each other
    4. Only some of these abilities will be correlated with each other

    After the fact, it would be easy to make up a justification for why the answer was obvious in retrospect, whatever it was:

    1. Obviously there’s a negative correlation. Everyone has unique skills, nobody can be good at everything.
    2. Obviously there’s a positive correlation. Some people are smart, some people are stupid.
    3. Obviously there’s no correlation. “Intelligence” was just a grab bag of random mental abilities.
    4. Obviously [A] is correlated with [B] because of [POST HOC EXCUSE].

    But whatever turns out to be true should be regarded as an important, nonobvious discovery - and it’s hypothesis 2: positive correlation across the board. This is one of the bases of the g factor, a estimate of general intelligence (closely correlated with IQ, for obvious reasons).

    It’s further discovered that education and test prep and the like are mostly ineffective at increasing (measured) g, in much the same way that nutrition is mostly ineffective at increasing height. Being starved can stunt your growth; but being glutted mostly makes you wider, not taller.

    #all#intelligence#science #clearing out drafts
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  • “For so much of my life, my intelligence was all I had. I may not have had a family, but I understood things that nobody else could. My brain, the way I think, is who I am. Who I was.” -Temperance Brennan (Bones)

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  • L’intelligence est bêtise

    En effet celui qui veut prouver qu’il comprend « comment ça marche » s’empèche de réaliser le caractère foncièrement inconsistant de la réalité dans la foulée. En d’autres termes soyez « intelligent », mais gardez-vous le. Dès que vous allez vouloir faire fonctionner les choses dans votre « intérêt » (dans le sens commun du terme, c’est à dire être quelqu’un, avoir une situation normale etc.) vous allez vous y perdre, dans un océan de bêtise qui finira par bien peu ressembler à ce que vous espériez, mais devenant vous-même idiot, vous ne vous en apercevrez même pas, tout en ressentant que quelque chose « cloche ». Et cette chose qui cloche c’est que vous refusez de voir ce qu’il en est vraiment de la « réalité », votre « intelligence » n’est qu’un pragmatisme stérile, peut être très raffiné et complexe, mais n’est qu’un calcul. Contentez vous d’être « vrai », même si c’est parfois très difficile, cela vaut mieux.

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  • A science professor using my kitty’s body roll as a way to explain a BODY WAVE!👓
    Me thinks Kim MinSeok world domination! 💪🏼

    *His power!*

    @e_xiu_o @weareone.exo
    source: radioexol2•twitter

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    #시우민 #엑소 #exo
    #xiumin #kimminseok
    #kai #kpop #chen #xiumin_always_you #idol #baekhyun #intelligence #kpop #love #trend
    #boss #model #icon
    #omg #handsome
    #sexy #beautiful #fashion
    #pretty #purple #gorgeous
    #king #boyfriend #inspiration
    https://www.instagram.com/p/CFHjibyh4GO/?igshid=1ltl5gz04k8l7

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  • So yeah, I don’t think we come from a species that prioritises intelligence over attractiveness. The highest paid most glorified jobs in the world are actors, singers, models, whatever. People we like to look at. People who have no practical function other than entertainment. And it’s all well and good to build a culture around celebrities. To idolise someone to smile at you and make you think for a second that they would actually be your friend. To share their most intimate moments with you and leave you waiting for hours in line just to see them.

    But then how can you in all honesty expect me to believe that you would rather me be smart than pretty. That I would do better in life with some fucking brains than with charm. I could write pages about what this means for us as humans to care about things of such little value. But I wont. I’ll take my degree and bite off a piece of superiority enough to last me til I’m dead. I can easily pretend that I am more important than Taylor Swift but I’m not. You don’t know my name and you never will. Maybe I’ll create something one day worth looking at. Or maybe I won’t. I’ll probably just take my 9-5, have a couple kids, live the life Hollywood tells me to and shut the fuck up about it until I’m dead.

    If I’m lucky you’ll think about me when you get your fifteen minutes of fame. Then you’ll spend the rest of your life doing infomercials and telling the story of a lifetime over dinner taking what anyone says about it with a grain of salt because you’re smarter than just a face on the TV.

    Watch it happen to you and come find me.

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  •   Most people expect normalcy. They expect someone like me to be smart, but also naive. They expect me to be on my phone, interested in the latest trend, listening to the latest music, and for me to be up-to-date on everything most of my peers are. 

      On the other side, there are the people who don’t know what to expect from me. They know how intelligent I am, but they don’t expect me to use it. They expect me to disagree with them and to be belligerent, not for me to listen and have actual counterpoints to their claims. They don’t expect for me to be able to see what they are doing and why, let alone react. 

      This place was born in the age of indoctrination. Nobody questioned the hierarchy and, for the longest time, were taught not to. Progress has been made, but the ideals are still there. They may not be as present as they once were, but they live on. They tell those with some sliver of power to use it to their advantage because nobody will question them, and they don’t know how to react when someone who has only known them for a few months questions their judgement. 

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  • Lynn supports scientific racism more directly in his 2002 paper “Skin Color and Intelligence in African Americans,” where he proposes “the level of intelligence in African Americans is significantly determined by the proportion of Caucasian genes.” As with IQ and the Wealth of Nations, Lynn’s methodology is flawed, and he purports a causal relationship from what is simply correlation.

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