A newish member mentioned his IQ and while he seems pretty bright to me, I still don't take very seriously IQ tests and the results. What is your opinion of them?
I have little faith in IQ for many reasons; a big one is testing under time constraint. Some of us can think very well in certain ways but do so slowly. IQ testing does not cover all cognitive functions and can read falsely. I dare say it gives an indication of approximate intelligence within a particular range, but even within that range can vary with how distracted one is at the time of testing, where one is within one's circadian or other rhythms... Plus it fails to tale into account creativity, which is a very big part of intelligence.