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Why are people interested in quantifying intelligence?

Is it to better understand society or to boost their own egos? It seems to me that all IQ tests really are good for is that someone can say "I'm better than you." Or a justification for people to say "[I/you/the poor/minorities/women] are not smart enough to [do math/vote/go to college/run companies]"
If you're truly trying to evaluate someone's aptitude isn't personality much more of a deciding factor? (Or skills, experience, knowledge, etc.?)
tynamite's avatar IQ isn't important for employers, but it is important for scientists and psychologists. It also is illegal for employers to discriminate based on someone's IQ.

So you it turns out that you are right after all. Society really does evaluate people by their skills, experience and knowledge. You have nothing to worry about! ;)
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What's an assertion, and what should I type in?

Compesh is a question and answer (and debate) website, so before you make a debate, you better learn what an assertion is. I suppose you already know what a question is, and that you've typed it in the box. ;)

An assertion, is basically a statement you can make, that is either true or false.

Richer people have better health.

The question for that would be, Do richer people have better health?

And don't forget to make your assertion, match your question.

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