I'm curious as to what others think of IQ tests. To me it's simply a rough gauge of one's aptitude for making sense of nonsens. I'm not sure of the real history of it, but I have a foggy memory that it became very practical during the world wars for sorting out people who were apt at solving problems- the reason being that if they had leaders who were good at solving problems this would save lives. I also feel they are imperfect and biased, and most importantly don't predict desire or morals or future happiness. If most anyone were given enough time they could get a perfect score on an IQ test, and if an IQ test is a relative measure of how fast one makes sense of nonsense, then what does this say to you about IQ tests? I've posted an anonymous poll to give us an idea of the average IQ of physics forums philosophy participants, I'll bet it's pretty high.