It seems to me that everyone is wired differently. Two people may each have an IQ of 145. While one is an aeronautical engineer, the other may barely have the mechanical aptitude to tie his shoes.
As a retired engineer (Aerospace degree, but worked in auto industry) who has always been very mechanically inclined, I will say that 30+ years working with people who have engineering degrees showed zero correlation between having an engineering degree and having mechanical aptitude.
There are a LOT of engineers out there who should not be allowed to own tools.
i have met some people, over the years, who were members of MENSA. how do i know they were members? because everyone you meet has to tell you. so you'll know they are, like, smart.
It seems to me that everyone is wired differently. Two people may each have an IQ of 145. While one is an aeronautical engineer, the other may barely have the mechanical aptitude to tie his shoes. I have a very close associate who is wired for order & logic, is an ace systems programmer and a genius according to American MENSA, but struggles with finance and has social issues. IMO, genius is like winning the lottery: It looks enviable until you actually have it and whatever headaches it may bring. I'm still pretty happy with my general state of mediocrity.
Dunno about adult tests. In general IQ was supposed to measure learning ability/ challenges so the value of the test gets shaky once you start looking at adult populations who are out of the developmental phases. There's no standardized body of info that you should have learned by 40 but would not be expected to know at 30. So... I'm not sure what they are trying to accomplish with the adult test but it's probably not really the same as the kids one.
IQ isn't knowledge and experience.IQ isn’t what it’s cracked up to be. I retired in January as a managing engineer specializing in lasers and laser optics. On December 30 I was the guy who knew everything and could solve any problem. On January 2 I was the dummy who had to learn to do as he was told.
I guess we don’t want to discuss that iq as a measurement has been debunked?
Yes, please define "debunked," because it is highly useful for some clinical psychology applications in individual evaluations, and this has not been debunked, so, say what you mean.Well, lets discuss that. In what way has it been debunked? If we start at the easily-accessible extremes, is there not a somewhat reliable way of evaluating the IQ of the character Billy Bob Thorton played in "Slingblade" (solely as an example of a stereotype) versus Albert Einstein?
I'm an aeronautical engineer. A lot of my colleagues cannot tie their own shoes!
Testing "ability to learn" isn't remotely like testing what you know at different ages.