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Intelligence is not what you might expect

29 May 2020|

Intelligence tests are wrong. Let me count the ways. They are morally wrong because they result in people being placed in categories and treated differently because of that. This categorisation is a lazy shortcut that assumes there is some degree of stickiness about which category you belong to — it’s easy to put people in boxes and forget that they are people. Easy, but wrong, every time. They are intellectually wrong because they assume that intelligence can be mapped on to a single dimension as though people are ‘more’ or ‘less’ intelligent

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