A high IQ is like height in a basketball player. It is very important, all other things being equal. But all other things aren’t equal. There’s a lot more to being a good basketball player than being tall, and there’s a lot more to being a good thinker than having a high IQ.–David Perkins, who studies thinking and reasoning skills at Harvard Graduate School of Education. More here: Clever Fools: Why a high IQ doesn’t mean you’re smart.