Hard workers may make better role models than geniuses: success attributed to effort is more inspiring than success attributed to innate, exceptional intelligence.
Linus Torvalds, Creator of Linux, said that “Intelligence is the ability to avoid doing work, yet getting the work done.”
A study found that German raised children of white and black American soldiers had nearly identical IQ’s. Many have interpreted this to mean racial IQ differences found in other studies are due to cultural and environmental factors.
Average Americans think they’re smarter than the average American. Fifty-five percent of Americans think that they are smarter than the average American, according to a new survey by YouGov. A humble 34 percent of citizens say they are about as smart as everyone else, while a dispirited 4 percent say they are less intelligent than most people.
Alfred Binet, creator of the first practical IQ test, believed intelligence could change and be developed. He was against using his test as a standard measure of fixed intelligence.
The notion that goldfish have a memory of a few seconds is nonsense. In fact, they can be trained to react to light signals and perform tricks…
Octopuses are so intelligent, they’ve been known to escape their aquariums and crawl into others in search of food. They’ve even boarded fishing boats and opened holds to eat crabs.
Scientists once tested the intelligence of beavers by playing the sound of running water on a field. Eventually, the beavers began covering the tape player with branches and mud.
If a guide dog judges that a command is unsafe, it will refuse the command. This is called “intelligent disobedience”.