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Andrew, The racist origins of IQ are well-known, but that does not mean it is a useless or empty concept. In fact when early IQ people tried to use IQ to prove their racist ideas it backfired. Some "inferior" people did not if fact score lower than "superior" people. Thus, IQ served a very useful purpose contrary to the intentions of its developers. Andrew says "The positivistic labeling of people is unnatural." In order to demonstrate this you need to distinguish between the natural and the unnatural which would be positivistic labeling. Your argument fails in contradiction. Actually all use of language is labeling. If you want to stop labeling you must stop using language. Steve Tripp firstname.lastname@example.org