Re: What Are the Race Deniers Denying?

Philip Kasiecki (
11 Nov 1996 18:12:29 GMT

In article <>,
Bob Whitaker ( wrote:
: carl skutsch wrote:
: > 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.

: None of the clones who insist IQ is meaningless would let anybody
: try for one of their precious PhD's who did not have an IQ of at least
: 120.
: Get off it!

Bull shit, Bob.
It's really funny how you think a Ph.D is meaningless, but an IQ
test shows everything, yet they're similar in some regard. Personally,
I think a Ph.D. is a better thing than an IQ of, say, 140. Just like
four years of straight As in high school is a lot better than a 1500+
SAT score.
I've never heard of any case where an IQ test score meant the
difference between being admitted to a Ph.D. program; maybe you can cite
one for us, though.
Until then: get off it.

Phil Kasiecki

Philip T. Kasiecki
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Northeastern University Class of 1999

"None of us alone can save the nation or the
world. But each of us can make a positive
difference if we commit ourselves to do so."
-Cornel West, "Race Matters"