...and so, I have the answer to a familial conundrum. My oldest brother has a far higher IQ than I, but he only completed a bachelor's degree from a not-particularly-difficult state college, whereas I ultimately completed a PhD from a highly respected and well known university.

Not to mention his emotional intelligence knows no excess at all...

IQ testing has always been a bogus way of determining intelligence, particularly FUNCTIONAL intelligence. What it comes down to is what is functional in a given culture.

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Georgia NeSmith

Georgia NeSmith


Retired professor, feminist, writer, photographer, activist, grandmother of 5, overall Wise Woman. Phd UIA School of Journalism & Mass Communication, 1994.