IQSomeone here (unnamed) was speaking about President Adams with an IQ of, oh 170 something long long before Binet introduced the idea ... it's a number for verbal, number and spatial acuity
I remember sitting in the high school hall taking this test - the language and number stuff was too easy, the spatial stuff not quite so. The result came back 144+ and my parents asked 'what is the +?' but the reply was 'needs another test'. Who cares!? The number is correlated with but no guarantee of performance.
I recall being bemused by the test, but being competitive by nature, considered how I could get over say 200 - I was 14 or thereabouts, remember.
The number itself never influenced anything!
But who in recent history mentioned it? Considered it significant?