Standard intelligence and emotional intelligence, and superiority

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As far as the general population is concerned, this isn't a particularily relevant discussion, given that the "average" IQ is only 100, and many have likely learned their "IQ" from a free online test, just as many's only knowledge of science, psychology, and so for comes from television rather than books.

Regardless, despite the unscientfic trend to fetishize "intelligence" as an end in and of itself- the evolutionary reality is that "intelligence" is simply a trait or tool - like any other, and has no inherant worth or value outside it's utility.

In some cases, it may be evolutionarily inferior to instinct, or to emotional intelligence - as experts such as Daniel Goleman have observed.

This is apparent in many popular "nerd" or "geek" stereotypes, of course - such as in the case of people, usually males who have theoretically "high" intelligence, but low emotional intelligence, social skills, or "common sense" ( such as ones diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders) - and are therefore practically evolutionarily inferior in relationships, employment, and so forth to males with theoretically "lower intelligence" performing superiority in practice - being a source of resentment in many males of this type - who are unable to perform tasks other than straightforward, repetitive tasks - whether assembly line work, types of computer programming, and so forth. (The same is true in women, but more common in men).

In reality, standard vs emotional intelligence, or other false dichotomies such as "street or book smarts" are not likely opposed, and many successful individuals likely possess high levels of both.

As a wonderful example - we have a supposed "theoretical physicist" such as Lawrence Krauss, who was involved in a fairly recent sex scandal in which resigned from his position after allegations of groping young women.

In spite of being theoretically "intelligent", he exhibited the behavior of evolutionarily defective and worthless males - as noted by evolutionary psychologist Daniel Goleman, successful males of any species typically are able to demand female attraction naturally, with even average ones capable of courting and marrying.

While inferior ones may resort to rape, groping, stalking or otherwise - Krauss, or other groups such as "incels" - therefore, proving himself worthless to evolution as far as biology is concerned, his "intelligence" possibly being his only redeeming trait, which would prevent him from being excommunicated (or executed) by a more evolutionarily fit tribe or society.
 
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In Sunday School with Hognoxious
Common sense, wisdom, experience, and the ability to handle yourself is always > IQ

There are tons of highly educated fools walking around today. Just visit a college campus and watch all the loony tunes there.
 
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As far as the general population is concerned, this isn't a particularily relevant discussion, given that the "average" IQ is only 100, and many have likely learned their "IQ" from a free online test, just as many's only knowledge of science, psychology, and so for comes from television rather than books.

Regardless, despite the unscientfic trend to fetishize "intelligence" as an end in and of itself- the evolutionary reality is that "intelligence" is simply a trait or tool - like any other, and has no inherant worth or value outside it's utility.

In some cases, it may be evolutionarily inferior to instinct, or to emotional intelligence - as experts such as Daniel Goleman have observed.

This is apparent in many popular "nerd" or "geek" stereotypes, of course - such as in the case of people, usually males who have theoretically "high" intelligence, but low emotional intelligence, social skills, or "common sense" ( such as ones diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders) - and are therefore practically evolutionarily inferior in relationships, employment, and so forth to males with theoretically "lower intelligence" performing superiority in practice - being a source of resentment in many males of this type - who are unable to perform tasks other than straightforward, repetitive tasks - whether assembly line work, types of computer programming, and so forth. (The same is true in women, but more common in men).

In reality, standard vs emotional intelligence, or other false dichotomies such as "street or book smarts" are not likely opposed, and many successful individuals likely possess high levels of both.

As a wonderful example - we have a supposed "theoretical physicist" such as Lawrence Krauss, who was involved in a fairly recent sex scandal in which resigned from his position after allegations of groping young women.

In spite of being theoretically "intelligent", he exhibited the behavior of evolutionarily defective and worthless males - as noted by evolutionary psychologist Daniel Goleman, successful males of any species typically are able to demand female attraction naturally, with even average ones capable of courting and marrying.

While inferior ones may resort to rape, groping, stalking or otherwise - Krauss, or other groups such as "incels" - therefore, proving himself worthless to evolution as far as biology is concerned, his "intelligence" possibly being his only redeeming trait, which would prevent him from being excommunicated (or executed) by a more evolutionarily fit tribe or society.
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Common sense, wisdom, experience, and the ability to handle yourself is always > IQ

There are tons of highly educated fools walking around today. Just visit a college campus and watch all the loony tunes there.
Yes but a high IQ allows a person to acquire those things easier and quicker.
 

StanStill

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Common sense, wisdom, experience, and the ability to handle yourself is always > IQ

There are tons of highly educated fools walking around today. Just visit a college campus and watch all the loony tunes there.
Quite true. In school, teachers love to dote on the intelligent kids, but in the real world, no one really cares how intelligent you are. They just care about what you can do, which isn't the same thing.
 
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