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In the article What is Intelligence Anyway by Isaac Asimov he talks about what he thinks it means to be intelligent Asimov talks about the IQ test he had to take while he was in army and his car mechanic who knows a lot about cars but wouldnt be able to pass that IQ There is more to being intelligent than just what Asimov mentions in his article Intelligence cannot be measured Intelligence has multiple types and this is what makes it so one cant have certain abilities or specifications that define one as intelligent Asimov had to take an IQ test during his days in the army He scored a 160 where everyone else didnt score over a 100 Asimov didnt get any promotion or anything because the IQ tested how book smart he was and those skills arent needed as much for the army This proved that Asimov was intelligent however he wasnt treated any different then the people who scored an 100 The test did not examine the abilities needed for working in the army and that is why he didnt get promoted Also Asimov always goes to the same mechanic whenever his car breaks down He thinks if the mechanic were to take the IQ test he had to take in the army the mechanic would only score an 80 The mechanic has more intelligence the Asimov when it comes to cars There are different ways you could be intelligent like how the car mechanic is very good with cars but not as good on an academic test and Asimov is good on an academic test but not on cars They would both be considered intelligent There is different types and categories that one could be tested on his or her intelligenceSimilarly there is no real way of measuring the overall intelligence of a human The only way of measuring a persons intelligence is in one category or one
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