Metal acuteness and dexterity of the mind are other probable definitions for intelligence. There are many definitions and assessment tools that have been developed for the purpose of measuring intelligence (Neisser 218). The main claim made in this thesis is that Warwick article serves as an extension for the argument Flynn makes about intelligence measurement. In Sociological intelligence by Flynn the various dimensions of intelligence are explored and “Into the unknown” direction of intelligence and the reasons for development of intelligence is explained in the second article. Root of intelligence and key variables for measurement has been divulged in both the articles. The sub claim made is that direction and development of intelligence stems from situation. The purpose of this essay is about understanding relationship between “ Into the unknown” and “sociological imagination” articles. Key points of the articles are probed in detail in this analysis.
Analysis of the articles
For this purpose inter species example is used in this article. It is not possible to compare the scope of intelligence among species. Scope of intelligence stem from subjective interpretation held in the different societies (Warwick 200). The main assertion made by this essay is there no need to construct a comparative or create social scenario to explain intelligence or results. There are many aspects to intelligence. Social influence and primary survival instinct makes people develop related intelligence. Fundamentally Flynn states that is that any standard tools cannot measure socio intelligence. They can only measure intelligence on a relative scale. A number of tests such as Flynn IQ, Jensen reaction times test have been used to measure intelligence and Intelligence Quotient of individuals. Scientists and researchers try to decipher social behavior and cognitive behavior in terms of brain physiology (Flynn 159). Only using organic conditions intelligence cannot be measure intelligence accurately. This article clearly states that IQ tests are not clear indicators of intelligence (Flynn 160). These tests reduce intelligence to explain physiological actions (Flynn 163). Warwick also agrees with the ideology that intelligence cannot be limited to standard tests. He also states that Intelligence is a dynamic process that keeps changing in individuals (Warwick 200). There is sociological imagination that is involved in brain processing of the various events (Flynn 161). Flynn has used the point of eye exam to provide evidence for the argument made regarding intelligence. 20/20 vision is a comparative figure. This vision can be achieved by using spectacle. This does not accurately explain the physiology of the eye (Flynn 163). In lieu of this argument Warwick states that only the intelligent species continue to sustain. He further states that societal mandates and survival instant determines intelligence of specify. Warwick alludes that it is because of this survival instinct and requirements of each species intelligence continues to differ among the species Primary instinctive function of animals is starkly different from that of humans (Warwick 201). Darwinian Theory of evolution can be understood from these articles.