Jimbo wrote:An American teenager - not a Somali tribesman - goes for job counseling to see what sort of career he'd probably be good at and among other tests and interviews there is an IQ test. The kid scores 100 points on the IQ test. Should his best career choice be:
a. Truck driver
b. Insurance sales rep
c. Computer programmer
Like I said it was a fascinating talk. It doesn't exist yet but they talked about how researchers are looking for fixes for low IQ, an IQ pill, possibly. They talk of the ramifications and how it would benefit mankind if we were smarter. I thought of the movie/book Charley from back in the day. That was an impactful statement about high and low IQs.
Read - The Mismeasure of Man - by Stephen Jay Gould as to why this is all bollocks
It is just dressing up social Darwinism in new clothes, the last attempt was The Bell Curve, which is debunked comprehensively in the second edition of the Gould book, but it is the same old back rationalization of why the White Man is on top that has been going on in racist circles since the late 19th century, Darwin himself would have none of it.
Peterson is just rereleasing a zombie argument that has been debunked by scientists over and over again for a hundred years now.
You don't need a pill to raise your IQ you just have to learn how IQ tests work and you can raise it 10-20 points in a few days. Then you can go for the computer programmer job! The idea that IQ can be directly linked to the job you can do is risible anyway.
He is correct in that you probably won't finish a PhD if you have an IQ of 110, but talk to any University lecturer and they will tell you tales of countless idiots who got PhDs one way or another.
The number one most important thing to succeed in life isn't to have a high IQ, going to any MENSA meeting will disabuse of that, it is to have rich parents.
That is why rich people want you to believe that your success is pre-determined by your genetics; it is all a scam Jimbo a conspiracy and you are falling for it, You are usually pretty good at spotting them too