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Not that big a deal is it? He's a doctor. Isn't it something like BA/BSc (3yr) + MA/MSc (1-2yr) + MPhil/DPhil/PhD (3yr).
it was a joke refering to the band, not very funny tho.
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it was a joke refering to the band, not very funny tho.
der dum sshh :rolleyes:
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Theory behind that, please?

Intelligence is controlled by a numer of different genes, and, as Le Chautier says, your parents' intelligence determines your maximum intelligence, but motivation and other factors determine how intelligent you really are.

Well, if that's what Le Chatier said, then that's what it is...End of discussion.
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These are such narrow measures. Would be interesting to see if anyone could offer a broader definition, rather than merely citing IQ and/or education.
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These are such narrow measures. Would be interesting to see if anyone could offer a broader definition, rather than merely citing IQ and/or education.
Howard Gardners book "Frames of Mind" demonstrated the inadequacies of conventional understanding of IQ and postulated the existence of 7 different and distinct types of intelligence. He listed these as
musical
verbal/linguisitic
logical/mathematical
spatial
body/physical
intrapersonal
interpersonal
Gardners ideas go a long way towards including the sort of creativity and human skills that are not measured in standard IQ tests although he offers no way of quantifiably measuring these qualities.
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Howard Gardners book "Frames of Mind" demonstrated the inadequacies of conventional understanding of IQ and postulated the existence of 7 different and distinct types of intelligence. He listed these as
musical
verbal/linguisitic
logical/mathematical
spatial
body/physical
intrapersonal
interpersonal
Gardners ideas go a long way towards including the sort of creativity and human skills that are not measured in standard IQ tests although he offers no way of quantifiably measuring these qualities.
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That's very interesting. Of course it's easy to understand why one may want to quantify the above attributes, however, any attempt is likely to be subjective (just as the criteria is). Suppose, it's also very culture specific. Good example comes from education, for instance (traditionally) Engineers/practical people have been far more admired and respected in countries such as Japan and Germany. Whereas, in England the status and distinction has tradionally been given to Doc/Lawyers and Bankers.
There's probably some truth in that sterotypical view. There are seven distinct types that you are identified, which are prioritised in assessement depends on the circumstances/context; there's no absolute method. Which is why I am against the very general and obsecure view of 'intelligence' without any context. It's totally meaningless.
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