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.
Harvard psychologist Howard Gardner is known for his work on mutiple intelligences - the idea that there is not one kind of "intelligence," but up to seven of them.
It's an interesting approach. IQ, which is an individually stable and inherited tendency, likely measures your linguistic and logical-mathematical "intelligences." His books are also on that link above.
I beg to differ on all. Every word. Every comma. Like all atheists, G-D does not exist. G-D can't make someone do stuff.
I can describe many more intelligencies than the ones you cite and find a person that will violate all the rules you would have us believe.
Inharated inteligence does not happen and seabuscuit was able to overcome his training. So was Oprah.
Who is smarter? A man that has 2 billion dollars cash in the bank? A woman that is head of a major university? The Woman who is head of a Multi-billion dollar company?
When confronted by people like this guy, I have lerned to remember this;
Ecc 9:11 I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race [is] not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favour to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all.
It conforts me when I remember the teachers who tried to convince me that I was dumb. Or not smart enough in their estimation. But I play my piano anyway.
This guy's stuff has been out there for about 15 years now.It has been used by the AFL/CIO teacher's unions everywhere as justification for the downgrading of learning requirements. This guy has almost singlhandedly destroyed our public schools. Granted his were only the theories that provided the excuse--but, my goshhow these theories have been used.
Seven different types of intelligence, why that's one for every personality disorder I have. I'm feeling pretty dam impotent right now. I mean important, important, that's my other disorder speaking/ writing.
There is the abuse of Gardner's ideas, which have resulted in a lot of excuse-making, which he deplores as much as anyone. But there is also the difficulty in demonstrating his theories. They sound plausible and attractive, but attempts to nail them down have come far short.
Intelligence is a word used in so many contexts that discussion of it quickly generates more heat than light. It is tedious to spend time defining terms in a speculative discussion, but there is simply very little meaning in any discussion of intelligence that does not define its terms pretty exactly. While there must certainly be some context of survivability or success which can vary widely from culture to culture, the idea of a general intelligence or g-factor turns out to be remarkably resilient across cultures.
Thalpy- Sailer is very much in the suspicious-of-MI-theories camp.
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