I believe IQ tests can only measure the parts of intelligence: verbal ability, spatial ability, memory, pattern recognition, logic etc. If you measure enough parts, you can approximate the whole, but intelligence is more than just the sum of its many, many parts. It’s the interaction of the parts into a functional hiearchical system, and that’s what IQ tests don’t quite capture.
But as my high school chemistry teacher so eloquently said, “if you want a single umbrella to cover ALL of intelligence, then it’s the ability to adapt: to take whatever situation you’re in and turn it around to your advantage. That’s really what intelligence is”
So I decided to finally put my money where my mouth is and see if I could turn a real situation to my true advantage.
I purchased a bunch of British pounds each valued at $1.72 Canadian.
If I make money I have outsmarted George Soros, who reportedly lost money on Brexit.