Thursday, May 24, 2007

The Stoopid Test

Well, this is what happened when I took the following test: says I'm 8% Stupid! How stupid are you? Click Here!

I'm not sure this test is completely accurate. For instance, if I'm so smart, why am I sitting around taking such tests when I really should be revising one of my articles for submission to a journal? That's a question for the less stoopid out there to answer.


bookmobile said...

Everybody else I know is less stoopid than I am. It sucks.

Practicing Idealist said...

Bookmobile, I'm not sure how much you should put faith in this test. A lot of these questions reminded me of typical standardized test questions, which measure ability to take standardized tests well, not all levels of intelligence.
The problem is that a lot of our understanding of "intelligence" in the U.S. is based on such tests. But now I fear I will start a sociological rant if I keep writing in this vein - sorry.
Anyway, the point is that this type of test is an imperfect measure of whatever we call intelligence, or stoopidness ; ).