politicalrealist3 23 hours ago
Malcolm Gladwell wrote of the problems with IQ tests in "Outliers". In the 1920s, Stanford psychology professor Lewis Terman thought the IQ test was the answer to predicting what would happene in people's lives. He devoted his life to the concept. He managed to track the children who had scored in the highest percentiles for decades. He thought their high IQs would predict their success.
It didn't. Only a tiny percentage of Terman's High IQ children excelled. Many were complete failures in life. None were Nobel prize winners. Ironically, in California two children who DID win the Nobel prize were not a part of his group because their IQs were not high enough.