IQ is all about attitude and some other things I forgot about that I told you.
It seems like you did the heavy lifting and confirmed things like the database issue that I speculated about earlier.
Remember the point of what I was telling you. Dedication is what matters more than intelligence. The world has a way of helping those whose values align with their actions. If your value system is not congruent with your actions then you will have problems.
For example, I liked class and loved what I was learning and had an exceptional IQ in 5th grade or something of 124 - 130. My values have changed, and I think most information is not useful. My IQ has lowered to 105 (there are also problems with databases). A psychiatrist told me that IQ does not decline but specializes. In fact, he even said that I'm most likely a clinical genius, the only compliment he ever gave me. You max out at the point that your grey matter and white matter stop growing. Your brain grows until late adolescence.
The point at which your ego starts maturing is when your IQ specializes because you have special interests. If I kept pace with my growth and did not specialize then my IQ would match my age. After 18 IQ is worthless because you don't learn generally. You go to college and specialize in your learning. However, IQ tests expand the range of what they weight when you age because their meant to measure a range of information.
My IQ stayed in the range I mentioned up to the age of 18. It's only been 5 years and it has declined. Aside from catastrophic brain damage, it does not make sense that my IQ would decline rapidly. So, there has to be another reason at play, which is the testing and specialization. My weakest point is visualization. Consequently, I struggle with building things. I haven't flexed my artistic skills in over 6 years and haven't flexed the extent of my math skills in four.
I would even speculate that IQ does not change after 5th grade in the US or age 11. My reason stems from watching the development of my brother.
IQ tests are known to cater to Europeans/whites. Most black people score extremely low on IQ tests if they haven't had exceptional formal education. This is in the United States only.
The history of IQ tests is that they were used as a form of supremacy to encourage the use of eugenics to stop minorities from reproducing. Think about that.
If the test was originally meant to qualify certain people to be sterilized then is it actually possible to accurately measure the development of intelligence over time in that framework?
If IQ tests have been revamped since the 1920's-1960's then what is the new framework? There isn't one because the game doesn't change the players change. Developmental psychology didn't take off until the 1990's. If IQ tests were revamped in the 1990's and again in our current era then what makes them effective at measuring intelligence if it's based on developmental psychology? Basic information that everyone learns before the ego fully matures and people start specializing.
If the human mind is easily measured then why would psychologists keep redeveloping IQ tests? It relates to the accumulation of human knowledge. Great authors and mathematicians such as Aristotle, John Locke (logician), and leibniz (logician and mathematician) have been speculated to have IQ's from 160 - 200. There is no way to measure those people.
Look up the top 10 people with the highest IQ's in the world and think about the top 5 people carefully. All of them were most likely accelerated in general learning and were forced to dedicate themselves to learning. All of what makes them special happened happened in the early years of their childhood. See the earlier part of this harangue about children. Their general learning never ended and was impressed on them.
Cliff notes: dedication, racism, and general learning.
Edit: for your personal endeavors, Altair, creating systems is not hard. I built a submarine from scratch in the 7th grade in science. I would have even made the motor, but my mom wouldn't let me search for the parts I wanted.
Just recently with an IQ of 105 I fixed a motorized pump to a spraying system by just studying it for a few hours and taking out the parts.
Food for thought.
More food for thought and the big picture you're searching for.
"Necessity is the mother of invention"
-- Author unknown
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Necessity_ ... _invention
For example, Meraki thought up the and coined a more advanced way of theoretically talking about seeds and accelerants.
He did not invent that. He merely had the need for a tool to accomplish a larger goal with a woman. This is not to say that he needed a woman though.
The Kidd thought up and coined a more advanced way of using pimp principles, which was spurred by the wheel that Iceberg Slim wrote about. What is important is that The Kidd adapted the system to suit his necessities. Aside from knowing a history about both individuals I can't make anymore speculations.
Again, this is not to say that The Kidd needed women, but he needed a tool to apply his thoughts through as a focused lens.
This is how the history of knowledge works. Intelligence is merely a byproduct of condensed knowledge. IQ tests are merely a tool to measure a tool.