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  •  IQ texts don't measure (3+ / 0-)

    a person's basic sense of what's right and wrong or what's just plain old evil nastiness. Empathy or whatever you call the capacity to place value on human life or any life. Some of the smartest people in the world have no basic human decency no moral compass, no soul.

    They may be great with data/science/logic but some are lacking in values that make human society a fit place to live. Humanity without the basic universal concerns for intangible qualities like love, compassion or ethics.

    There is more to being a human then having a high intelligence quota. Respect for all life and caring about other peoples well being. Lizard brains abound even in the 'smart' people. Look at the soulless smart people who are running our economy and our government.

    This woman didn't have a low IQ she made money as a stock broker. She was a 'respected' member of her community. She was paranoid about losing her stuff and in her nightmare world of screw or get screwed arming herself to the teeth wasn't crazy it was protecting herself.              

    •  IQ is certainly a logical starting point, ... (0+ / 0-)

      as idiots have no prayer.

      "Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity, and I am not sure about the universe." -- Albert Einstein

      by Neuroptimalian on Wed Dec 19, 2012 at 11:09:10 AM PST

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