We're reaching a point of semantics here.

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Posted by C2FThom at edutopia.mpsaz.org on January 16, 2004 at 12:40:53:

In Reply to: I hold doctorates in divinity, and metaphysics posted by AshFan on January 16, 2004 at 12:34:22:

: I also agree that the average Dr is more intellegent than the average lawyer or businessman, however, I beleive the average lawyer or businessman could debate the pants off of the average MD. Clever, creative and inventive are traits that are not specific to job choice as illustrated by that perception. And those qualities all scream "bright" to me.

It seems Uber and yourself are associating intelligence with "book smarts" or Quadrant-A thinking (logical & mathematical reasoning), which is understandable as our educational system tends to emphasize that over the other quadrants. However, most who study intelligence (what a thing to study!) recognize that there are multiple forms of intelligence: visual/spatial, mathematical/logical, interpersonal and intrapersonal, etc.
So really, when you admit that a lawyer could out-debate an MD, you're bringing attention to the fact that the lawyer's interpersonal intelligence is probably greater than the MD's.

There are simply different areas of aptitudes. Trying to weigh those areas in importance is a subjective matter.

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