Yesterday night I was at my friend's house. 'Twas the usual Saturday night of massive game hacking/raging.
Anyway, his mom came up to our room and asked us to clean the room up, because we made one hell of a mess.
My friend tried to excuse himself by saying he needed to take a huge ass dump, so I was left all alone with his mom.
We started talking to each other and the subject of the conversation turned to the SATs.
She asked me for my score and I told her I received a 2180 (Yes, this was my score).
She gasped and said, "Well, you must just be good at taking exams", to which I later responded by saying, "You must have a good plastic surgeon."
I'm just curious, why do so many people deny the correlation between SAT scores and IQ?
Besides the writing section, both the reading and math sections require shitloads of critical thinking, one of the traits of intelligence.
My guess is that people just don't want to admit that they're stupid.
If only 5% of the human population can score 2000+ on the exam, then how would the rest of the exam takers (2000-) feel?