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Posted By: Donuel
06-Nov-19 - 02:38 PM
Thread Name: BS: meritocracy dead in British Politics?
Subject: RE: BS: meritocracy dead in British Politics?
In the US we used IQ tests at around 11 to seperate alphas from betas and worker bee deltas, then later a Minnisota Multiphisic Inventory test was used to define older kids abilities and interests. Neither of these tests could measure and contrast dyslexic/autistic genius from excellent test takers.

Mining talent is easy for musical genius', you can hear it, but other abilities can be more challenging to detect, if included at all.

Today we could measure white matter in the brain compared to cerebral cortex if we really need to speculate on who are the young Einsteins.

A public education is considered less preitigious than elite education that includes prepratory and finishing schools but I believe much of its reputation is bologna. Its who you know or who to bribe, more than what you know among the 'elites'.

I like comparing Obama's education to Trump's.