"Rognvald, free will is a gypsy myth, according to you; you have no choice." Jeff Armbruster
I tried to salvage something in your last post (above remark) that had some semblance of Reason and not emotionally charged mumble-jumble. So, I never said Free Will is a gypsy myth(I guess you missed the obvious gypsy humor), in fact, I never even mentioned Free Will. However, since you mentioned it, Free Will has nothing to do with IQ and as a philosophical concept is absurd. As Science continues to decode the human genome and detail the incredible complexity of one's genetic makeup through DNA, we are discovering now that DNA is not only responsible for height, skin color, IQ, athletic abilities, etc., but determines whether one is meek, bold, adventurous or, potentially, a couch potato. The brilliant German philosopher, Arthur Schopenhauer, wrote one of the classics of world philosophy in the 19th Century "The World as Will and Representation" which detailed before the incredible discoveries of Science in human genetics the concept that nature/will are the driving force of one's life and for each human being, it is different. But Free Will, per se(a completely different concept/idea), is not philosophically valid since there are always external factors and constraints that are beyond our control which ultimately negate "Free Will" but might aptly be described simply as choice. So, without delving into a philosophical treatise far beyond the goals and intent of this forum, I will simply say you may accept Science--that IQ is valid and measurable or reject it. It's your life and your "choice" . . . Playing again . . . Rognvald P.S. Jeff, here's a philosophical question: A man sailing to Plymouth England from New York City hits a whale with his boat in the middle of the Atlantic(1500 miles from both England and America) and is sinking in shark infested waters. He has two choices: sink with the ship or try to swim to shore. Describe in 30 words or less his "Free Will."
"And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music." Friedrich Nietzsche, Thus Spake Zarathustra