In conclusion, it is apt to say that questioning the practice of intelligence testing is quite legitimate. A survey of the history of this practice shows how it had been abused and misused for political and social discrimination. In modern times, this is seen in the corporate world in their recruitment and appraisal processes. While it is done under the veneer of promoting ‘meritocracy’, it also worsens social disharmony and prejudice. Such practices also distort human values in a way that places personal benefit ahead of community welfare. It sets one person upon another in a race for survival that counters humanitarian ethics. Hence, the long tradition of questioning, criticising and opposing intelligence tests is a noble and legitimate one.
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