We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Knowing the science behind test scores is destructive to some social beliefs and programs, so one gets attacked for saying anything nice about them. Nonetheless they do have meaning. There can be a lot of crap surrounding it, but you can get some approximation of the truth.
The comments point out correctly that it is possible to signal IQ without mentioning the actual score, and smart people should strive to do that.
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