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Sociology

Thinking Outside The Stanford-Binet, Part Two

In the first part of my analysis of IQ, I looked into the history of IQ and weighed both the positives and negatives of using IQ as a quantitative measure of intelligence. Some of the pitfalls spawned different ideas that attempt to patch in some of the holes found in using IQ. One of these […]

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Sociology

Thinking Outside the Stanford-Binet, Part One

Not too long ago I participated in a discussion about IQ and it opened my eyes to the different relationships people have with it. Several people knew their scores, although many raised doubts as to the validity of this number that is theoretically supposed to tell you how intelligent you are.

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Science

Why Do We Test Things We Already Know?

When the results of new scientific or sociological studies are published, a common response is, “Why in the world did we waste money to study┬áthat?” Sometimes it’s because the topic seems so obscure as to have no obvious merit, though within its field it may give invaluable insight or could cast light on other problems […]

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LadyGhosts of TV Past

What I Watched Last Night: MI-5/Spooks

My binging on British television continues with my ongoing enjoyment of MI-5/Spooks. Though the show was originally called Spooks, for reasons I’m not entirely clear on, the U.S. and France (and briefly, Canada) choose to call it something different. I’m watching through Netflix Instant, where it is called MI-5.