To (Possibly) Understand the Genetics of High IQ, We Should Test Poets, Not Mathematicians argues that there are two types of intelligence: Fluid and Crystallized, and by focusing studies of intelligence on people who are good at STEM subjects (a fluid type of intelligence) we’re possibly missing out on learning about that other kind of intelligence, the crystallized kind that relies on memory, skills and experience.

So, poets.


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Master of many trades: Our age reveres the specialist but humans are natural polymaths, at our best when we turn our minds to many things from Aeon