Re: What Are the Race Deniers Denying?

carl skutsch (CSKBB@CUNYVM.CUNY.EDU)
Sat, 9 Nov 1996 21:40:56 EST

IQ tests do not measure intelligence, rather, they measure how well one
can do on an IQ test. Many people show a remarkably naive faith in the
ability of learned men in white lab coats to determine what intelligence
is thru an arbitrary set of questions. I do very well on standarized
tests, this does not mean that I am intelligent (although, of course, I
am); it does mean that I feel relaxed in a testing environment, that I'm
well educated, and perhaps that I have some basic 'extra' degree of smarts.
I'm not saying there is no such thing as intelligence, I am merely
suggesting that it is a much more complex entity than many people seem
to think, and that we are far from being able to accurately quantify it.

Carl Skutsch