More news from the department of worry

A report in New Scientist slams our worship of IQ. Money quote:
The problem with IQ tests is that while they are effective at assessing our deliberative skills, which involve reason and the use of working memory, they are unable to assess our inclination to use them when the situation demands.
Paul Graham thinks that persistence is more important. Coaching at Excel, with 200 kids per week distinguishing themselves for better or worse, has made me believe the same.

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