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donutkolar wrote

And what should this exam be? Many so-called "qualified" parents that professors make very bad parents, drinking alcohol, smoking, being headless and having low interactions with their children. And many parents that you would consider "unqualified" turn out be really great parents.


tnstaec wrote

And who gets to decide the exam, and to administer it?


Chomskyist wrote (edited )

The community. It would simply be to determine if they are capable parents, like to make sure they won't abuse the child emotionally or physically. A lot of people with abusive parents feel this way, wish that our parents had been forced to take parenting classes.


tonamejustafew wrote

IQ. Administered by the same people where you test your IQ. We shouldn't ignore the facts, as Sam Harris says IQ is a reliable measure of intelligence and that's a fact of science.


mofongo wrote

No, just no.


tonamejustafew wrote (edited )

Are we going to ignore the facts just because they make us uncomfortable? Sam Harris for your information has a Phd in neurobiology.


foggymorn wrote (edited )

Sam Harris for your information

any sentence that starts like that doesn't need to be vocalized.

Your 'facts' are completely non existent.


tapeworm wrote

Intelligence has nothing to do with your ability to nurture a human life. Some of the smartest people in the world are sociopaths.


robottroymacclure wrote

IQ is only one of several metrics used to measure intelligence without reference to an individuals other scores IQ is relatively useless.