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The IQ test wars: Why screening for intelligence is still so controversial

3rd February 2018

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The reason why IQ tests are so ‘controversial’ is that there is a large population of reality-deniers who are firmly convinced (a) that there is no such thing as testable intelligence and (b) that, even if there were, everybody is still equally capable of being an Einstein or a Newton with the proper government-funded ‘education’.

Despite the hype, the relevance, usefulness, and legitimacy of the IQ test is still hotly debated among educators, social scientists, and hard scientists. To understand why, it’s important to understand the history underpinning the birth, development, and expansion of the IQ test – a history that includes the use of IQ tests to further marginalise ethnic minorities and poor communities.

When you see intelligence testing as a to to ‘further marginalize ethnic minorities and poor communities’, then you’re hunting Heretics, not describing science.

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