All that we know is nothing, we are merely crammed waste-paper baskets, unless we are in touch with that which laughs at all our knowing. -D H Lawrence
Have you ever wondered what is the difference between an idiot and a moron? We hear idiot a lot more than moron, but does an idiot differ from a moron?
The word moron actually came into use after the infamous IQ test which was started by French psychologist Alfred Binet and Theodore Simon. They created the first so called IQ “intelligence quotient”. In their IQ test anyone who had IQ above 70 was considered normal, anyone with an IQ over 130 was considered prodigy and genius so far so good, but someone with an IQ lower than 70 was considered a moron, the word was actually invented by psychologists. It doesn’t finish there people with an IQ of 50 and lower were considered an Idiot.
The words were rather popular since 1970s until there came some changes. Today both of these words have been changed in the IQ test with mild, moderate and severe retardation which is not a great word either, from what I know we use the word physically challenged now and not retarded anymore.
But I always wonder if there is such thing as an IQ, I mean where would you place a person who works day and night, feeds his family, respects everyone, loves his family, does lots of great things for society, but at same time have a low IQ, to be honest for me the person would be a great living being compared to all the other people who have great IQ but are totally idiots.
I think there is a distinction to be made, what is right and what is wrong is a puzzling question itself.