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    Posted: 09 Jun 2013 at 20:10
"[I am] inherently gloomy about the prospect of Africa [because] all our social policies are based on the fact that their intelligence is the same as ours—whereas all the testing says not really."

So many people were disgusted by what Watson(eminent biologist) said.
There is a fact which seemingly is neglected here, over these type of discussions.
Social intelligence and intelligence in person are different subjects although they are related.
It is quite possible to imagine a society that has intelligent people but the society as a whole is not so intelligent.
How is this possible?
Usually we know a society intelligent, if it is able to solve its problems, and is able to changes the world based on its desires.
A society that is problem solver and progressive.
There are so many reasons that a society do not achieve this level.So many times it happens, when a society kill creativity, or its own integrity.Saving integrity and creativity both together is not so simple, since there are (most the times) some conflicts between these two.So it needs engineering, sometimes it happens autonomously
and sometimes it happens intentionally.
These bring a concept in center:"Viscosity of a society".
There are societies with a high amount of viscosity. People live for each other.Any problem which arises people look each other how to over come it, some times they forget the problem itself and they are more and more engaged to each other.
That is  historical habit of that society, which forms their type of algorithms. We can see the impact of it  even in architecture of these societies.  Homes stick together and it makes feeling more and more safe, respect to the societies that shows more individual character
who tries homes be as separated as possible.
This makes an integrity for the society which so many times a society needs that (As an important example, the societies that are in threat).
But usually, it is in price of loosing the freedom which creativity needs that
to be grown and to give us the ability of solving problems.

In other word, different societies have various different of amount of viscosity, which usually inherited by historical-geographical situation of a society, and it concludes different ability of solving their own problems.
Therefore, as the first result, simply "intelligence in person" of a society is not the measure.
But, the societies are in competition (besides their cooperation) so, the societies try to be stronger,to be more progressive to be more problem solver.
In this way, usually they will be critical of themselves.
They try to change the balance of integrity-creativity so they try intentionally or unintentionally their amount of  viscosity(!) and the type of it.
The intelligence shows itself when we reach to this problem and we try to solve it:

"How we change this balance in a way that we solve our problems, and
we do not harm our culture and integrity ?"
The governments usually are not able to change directly these strong society forces, their forces are either weak or strong in a Rather short time, that using these type of forces could make so many irregularities.
So how a society could modify itself.
The answer usually is: Consciousness and education.
The changement should be done mostly by people themselves so it needs

Consciousness, about to what we are and what we should be.Doing this process
by paying as less as possible.
Now we need, intelligence in person".
reasoning, respecting our own culture the ways and the solutions, apply it as
 much as possible. As a rule, respect it even in the case that you deny some elements of that. It is certain that, it is possible when you have sufficiently rich culture. 
Most the time, harsh actions, do not changes anything in long period.
The exception is when the structures of society had changed before in
rather a long time.
The above words are the usuall strategies which are heard. What else?

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Of course Africa has lower IQ than the rest. Just consider that's a continent of an-alphabets, and I could bet that's the reason of the difference. However, today Africa is a continent were Chinese are investing heavy in infrastructure, and I could bet things could change in a couple of generations.

By the way, do you know Chinese and East Asians were considered inferior people? Up to the time Japanese defeated the Russian navy? And that at the time of Pear Harbor, they weren't considered inferior anymore (just "evil"), because Japanese had better planes than Americans.

Perceptions change a lot when people get money.

 
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Is intelligence IQ?
IQ is a Mathematical test, and intelligence has many aspects that IQ is one of them.
We know that by changing tests, the results would be different.
Besides all, we should define something like "Potential IQ" to complete discussions.
Since, it is possible a person with a large mental ability his potentials remain silent, since his\her
environment do not motivate him. The problem of environment and genetic is so complex.
Most of the progressed societies had achievements  because of the situation. Let we see this example:
When the "silk road" was the main stream of civilization all countries around it were considered
progressed in that time, and when it changes to "Ships ways" we see these countries changed.
For example Afghanistan be neglected, Itlian loose his central position, and Europe as we see
was born.
These people(most of African Tribes), no times had this central situation in the history (I men some of them).
If some one states that:
" They are the highest level in "Potential IQ" rather than the other people of the world, simply they hadnt the opportunity".
I have no proof for his assertion but I am not able to refute it too, simply by some simple "IQ Tests".

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Guest Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 Mar 2014 at 17:23
farzad wrote: "[I am] inherently gloomy about the prospect of Africa [because] all our social policies are based on the fact that their intelligence is the same as ours—whereas all the testing says not really."
 
And that's as far I bothered to read.
 
This racist comment was sufficient for me not to proceed, as I wouldn't dignify the post with a comment.
 
 
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