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TOPIC: Are we becoming more STUPID? IQ scores are decreasing - and some experts argue it's because humans have reached their intellectual peak

Are we becoming more STUPID? IQ scores are decreasing - and some experts argue it's because humans have reached their intellectual peak 29 Sep 2014 01:22 #1

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IQs have largely increased since the 1930s thanks to better living conditions and education - a trend known as the Flynn effect But IQ test results suggest people in the UK, Denmark and Australia have become less intelligent in the past decade. Opinion is divided as to whether the downwards trend is long-term. Some studies have shown the average IQ of Westerners has plunged 10 points or more since Victorian times and others claim it will keep decreasing. But other experts argue that even if we are becoming more stupid, better healthcare and technology means the 'problem' will regulate itself.

Technology may be getting smarter, but humans are getting dumber, scientists have warned.


Dumb and dumber? Evidence suggests the IQs of people in the UK, Denmark and Australia have declined in the last decade. A study by the University of Hartford claims the larger the global population becomes, the less intelligent we will be, dropping by around eight IQ points by the year 2110 - and other estimates are even more pessimistic

An IQ test used to determine whether Danish men are fit to serve in the military has revealed scores have fallen by 1.5 points since 1998.
And standard tests issued in the UK and Australia echo the results, according to journalist Bob Holmes, writing in New Scientist.

The most pessimistic explanation as to why humans seem to be becoming less intelligent is that we have effectively reached our intellectual peak.

Between the 1930s and 1980s, the average IQ score in the US rose by three points and in post-war Japan and Denmark, test scores also increased significantly - a trend known as the ‘Flynn effect’.

This increase in intelligence was due to improved nutrition and living conditions - as well as better education - says James Flynn of the University of Otago, after whom the effect is named.


An image of the future? Some experts believe we are starting to see the end of the Flynn effect in developed countries – and that IQ scores are leveling out and even declining. Pessimistic scientists think that our descendants may struggle to understand subjects we can grasp (illustrated with a stock image)

Now some experts believe we are starting to see the end of the Flynn effect in developed countries – and that IQ scores are not just levelling out, but declining. Scientists including Dr Flynn think better education can reverse the trend and point out the perceived decline could just be a blip. However, other scientists are not so optimistic.

Some believe the Flynn effect has masked a decline in the genetic basis for intelligence, so that while more people have been reaching their full potential, that potential itself has been declining. Some have even contentiously said this could be because educated people are deciding to have fewer children, so that subsequent generations are largely made up of less intelligent people.

Richard Lynn, a psychologist at the University of Ulster, calculated the decline in humans’ genetic potential. He used data on average IQs around the world in 1950 and 2000 to discover that our collective intelligence has dropped by one IQ point.

Dr Lynn predicts that if this trend continues, we could lose another 1.3 IQ points by 2050. Michael Woodley, of the Free University of Brussels, Belgium, claims people’s reactions are slower than in Victorian times, and has linked it to a decline in our genetic potential.


Must try harder: Psychologist Richard Lynn calculated the decline in humans’ genetic potential. He used data on average IQ test scores (illustrated) from around the world in 1950 and 2000 to discover that our collective intelligence has dropped by one IQ point.


It has previously been claimed that quick-witted people have fast reactions and Dr Woodley’s study showed people’s reaction times have slowed over the century – the equivalent to one IQ point per decade. Jan te Nijenhuis, a psychology professor at the University of Amsterdam, says Westerners have lost an average of 14 IQ points since the Victoria Era.

He believes this is due to more intelligent women have fewer children than those who are less clever,The Huffington Post reported.
Dr Woodley and others think humans will gradually become less and less intelligent. But Dr Flynn says if the decline in IQ scores is the end of the Flynn effect, scores should stabilise.

He thinks that even if humans do become more stupid, better healthcare and technology will mean that all people will have fewer children and the ‘problem’ will regulate itself.

ARE BRITISH TEENAGERS BECOMING LESS INTELLIGENT?
Tests carried out in 1980 and in 2008 showed that the average 14-year-old was two IQ points cleverer in 1980, according to a study published in 2009.

Scientists found that performance dropped the most dramatically in teenagers in the upper half of the intelligence scale, The Telegraph reported.

Brighter teens who took part in the study in 2008 were on average six IQ points less intelligent than their counterparts tested 28 years earlier.
Professor Fynn said the results could be the result of less intelligent youth culture.

He used data gathered in IQ tests on UK children and found that children aged between five and 10 saw their IQs increase by half a point per year over three decades.

'Other studies have shown how pervasive teenage youth culture is, and what we see is parents' influence on IQ slowly diminishing with age,' he said.

'...What we know is that youth culture is now more visually orientated around computer games than they are in terms of reading and holding conversations.'


www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2730791/Are-STUPID-Britons-people-IQ-decline.html
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Are we becoming more STUPID? IQ scores are decreasing - and some experts argue it's because humans have reached their intellectual peak 29 Sep 2014 01:24 #2

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'HUMAN INTELLIGENCE HAS DECLINED SINCE VICTORIAN ERA'

Westerns have lost 14 IQ points on average since the Victorian age, according to a study published by the University of Amsterdam last year.
Jan te Nijenhuis thinks this could be because intelligent women tend to have less children than women who are not as clever, The Huffington Post reported.

The perceived link between IQ and fertility is a very contentious one. Dr Nijenhuis studied the results of 14 intelligence studies conducted between 1884 and 2004 to come to his conclusion. Each study measured peoples' reaction times - how long they took to press a button after being prompted.

It is claimed that reaction time mirrors mental processing speed - so it reflects intelligence. They found that visual reaction times averaged 194 milliseconds in the late 19th Century, but in 2004, they had increased to 275 milliseconds. This would suggest that people have become less intelligent, they said.
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Are we becoming more STUPID? IQ scores are decreasing - and some experts argue it's because humans have reached their intellectual peak 29 Sep 2014 08:19 #3

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It's by design.Not only in America but throughout the Western world --

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Blooody hell zax... that's a book I just downloaded... I'll read through later.

I think young people are dumbed down by the media and are by being deskilled by convenience foods/throw away living (materialism) and a nanny state that insists children stay in 'education' until a silly age. Most teens, mine included, wouldn't survive on their own if the shit hit the fan...

Stick a child in front of a tv screen from a young age and watch the intelligence atrophy... then just move them onto a smartphone... job done.

Children seem to have lost their natural curiosity for the world... they get too much info... much too young. Think they know it all at 14 - 15 because they've seen death (violent games/movies) and way too much porn...

Also, in the Mail article... they say that better nutrition and education increased IQ... the 'Flynn' effect but that this is now reversing... maybe we just aint getting the right nutriments anymore and 'education' is mostly pre packaged slosh...

It's just more putting down of humanity really.
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Are we becoming more STUPID? IQ scores are decreasing - and some experts argue it's because humans have reached their intellectual peak 29 Sep 2014 09:27 #5

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The answer why is total bullshit & its by design.

I'm in Muslim land they breeding like rats but there schooling is 600 years behind schedule as per & by design.

So here are only 270 million which may score 65 without corruption & maybe 75 with corruption.

This country is dumb as it gets right into top level positions.

So if you only count this country alone into any statistics you would degrade the entire world average by 20%.

600 years backward at least.


The western problem I see in this:
Three brain cell use for the last 20 years

1) Money
2) Sex
3) Alcohol & Drugs

........ end of discussion & don't you ever try to talk about anything else in Westerners company.
This is a growing fact for the last 25-years & 100% as per design ........... Media driven all the way into there bedrooms.

I call it the three brain cell monkey syndrome!


The world has reached its peak ........... absolute utter bullshit & a Fiat-Jews wet dream ... YES they freaking wished!

This country I'm forced to stay in; has 270 millions alone which could be easily be upgraded to Western levels once your remove the paid communistic prostituted pimp government rulers.

No its bullshit talks ....... but its true that IQ levels are on lowest for the last 100 years because its by design & agenda driven all around the World.

Research who & what controls the entire school system all over this world & most importantly right into all there university's!
Same address as always 100% by design & costs them billions a year to make it happen!


Have no illusions about it! ......... how could it be better explained then in the scrip play written 100 years ago.
Good timing right!

Don't ever believe anyone including me! ............ but read the scrip play below & make your own mind by comparing it to the reality which is all around you & around the World for those which traveled it a bit to see different people & places!

PROTOCOL No. 16

1. In order to effect the destruction of all collective forces except ours we shall emasculate the first stage of collectivism - the UNIVERSITIES, by re-educating them in a new direction. THEIR OFFICIALS AND PROFESSORS WILL BE PREPARED FOR THEIR BUSINESS BY DETAILED SECRET PROGRAMS OF ACTION FROM WHICH THEY WILL NOT WITH IMMUNITY DIVERGE, NOT BY ONE IOTA. THEY WILL BE APPOINTED WITH ESPECIAL PRECAUTION, AND WILL BE SO PLACED AS TO BE WHOLLY DEPENDENT UPON THE GOVERNMENT.

2. We shall exclude from the course of instruction State Law as also all that concerns the political question. These subjects will be taught to a few dozen of persons chosen for their pre-eminent capacities from among the number of the initiated. THE UNIVERSITIES MUST NO LONGER SEND OUT FROM THEIR HALLS MILK SOPS CONCOCTING PLANS FOR A CONSTITUTION, LIKE A COMEDY OR A TRAGEDY, BUSYING THEMSELVES WITH QUESTIONS OF POLICY IN WHICH EVEN THEIR OWN FATHERS NEVER HAD ANY POWER OF THOUGHT.

3. The ill-guided acquaintance of a large number of persons with questions of polity creates utopian dreamers and bad subjects, as you can see for yourselves from the example of the universal education in this direction of the GOYIM. We must introduce into their education all those principles which have so brilliantly broken up their order. But when we are in power we shall remove every kind of disturbing subject from the course of education and shall make out of the youth obedient children of authority, loving him who rules as the support and hope of peace and quiet.


Education a key point for the Pig heads to target ........ & there entire agenda dependence on it!
DESTRUCTIVE EDUCATION

3. Do not suppose for a moment that these statements are empty words: think carefully of the successes we arranged for Darwinism (Evolution), Marxism (Communism), Nietzsche-ism (Socialism). To us Jews, at any rate, it should be plain to see what a disintegrating importance these directives have had upon the minds of the GOYIM.

4. It is indispensable for us to take account of the thoughts, characters, tendencies of the nations in order to avoid making slips in the political and in the direction of administrative affairs. The triumph of our system of which the component parts of the machinery may be variously disposed according to the temperament of the peoples met on our way, will fail of success if the practical application of it be not based upon a summing up of the lessons of the past in the light of the present.

5. In the hands of the States of to-day there is a great force that creates the movement of thought in the people, and that is the Press. The part played by the Press is to keep pointing out requirements supposed to be indispensable, to give voice to the complaints of the people, to express and to create discontent. It is in the Press that the triumph of freedom of speech finds its incarnation. But the GOYIM States have not known how to make use of this force; and it has fallen into our hands. Through the Press we have gained the power to influence while remaining ourselves in the shade; thanks to the Press we have got the GOLD in our hands, notwithstanding that we have had to gather it out of the oceans of blood and tears. But it has paid us, though we have sacrificed many of our people. Each victim on our side is worth in the sight of God a thousand GOYIM.

10. The GOYIM have lost the habit of thinking unless prompted by the suggestions of our specialists. Therefore they do not see the urgent necessity of what we, when our kingdom comes, shall adopt at once, namely this, that IT IS ESSENTIAL TO TEACH IN NATIONAL SCHOOLS ONE SIMPLE, TRUE PIECE OF KNOWLEDGE, THE BASIS OF ALL KNOWLEDGE - THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE STRUCTURE OF HUMAN LIFE, OF SOCIAL EXISTENCE, WHICH REQUIRES DIVISION OF LABOR, AND, CONSEQUENTLY, THE DIVISION OF MEN INTO CLASSES AND CONDITIONS. It is essential for all to know that OWING TO DIFFERENCE IN THE OBJECTS OF HUMAN ACTIVITY THERE CANNOT BE ANY EQUALITY, that he, who by any act of his compromises a whole class, cannot be equally responsible before the law with him who affects no one but only his own honor. The true knowledge of the structure of society, into the secrets of which we do not admit the GOYIM, would demonstrate to all men that the positions and work must be kept within a certain circle, that they may not become a source of human suffering, arising from an education which does not correspond with the work which individuals are called upon to do. After a thorough study of this knowledge, the peoples will voluntarily submit to authority and accept such position as is appointed them in the State. In the present state of knowledge and the direction we have given to its development of the people, blindly believing things in print - cherishes - thanks to promptings intended to mislead and to its own ignorance - a blind hatred towards all conditions which it considers above itself, for it has no understanding of the meaning of class and condition.

PROTOCOL No. 8

1. We must arm ourselves with all the weapons which our opponents might employ against us. We must search out in the very finest shades of expression and the knotty points of the lexicon of law justification for those cases where we shall have to pronounce judgments that might appear abnormally audacious and unjust, for it is important that these resolutions should be set forth in expressions that shall seem to be the most exalted moral principles cast into legal form. (Genocide Convention? U.N. Declaration of the Rights of the Child?) Our directorate must surround itself with all these forces of civilization among which it will have to work. It will surround itself with publicists, practical jurists, administrators, diplomats and, finally, with persons prepared by a special super-educational training IN OUR SPECIAL SCHOOLS (Rhodes Scholars? London School of Economics?) These persons will have consonance of all the secrets of the social structure, they will know all the languages that can be made up by political alphabets and words; they will be made acquainted with the whole underside of human nature, with all its sensitive chords on which they will have to play. These chords are the cast of mind of the GOYIM, their tendencies, short-comings, vices and qualities, the particularities of classes and conditions. Needless to say that the talented assistants of authority, of whom I speak, will be taken not from among the GOYIM, who are accustomed to perform their administrative work without giving themselves the trouble to think what its aim is, and never consider what it is needed for. The administrators of the GOYIM sign papers without reading them, ( As Margaret Thatcher signed-away British sovereignty by the Maastricht Treaty? As Australian Parliamentarians signed over 2,000 U.N. Treaties . . . unread?) and they serve either for mercenary reasons or from ambition.

2. We shall surround our government with a whole world of economists. That is the reason why economic sciences form the principal subject of the teaching given to the Jews. Around us again will be a whole constellation of bankers, industrialists, capitalists and - THE MAIN THING - MILLIONAIRES, BECAUSE IN SUBSTANCE EVERYTHING WILL BE SETTLED BY THE QUESTION OF FIGURES.

3. For a time, until there will no longer be any risk in entrusting responsible posts in our State to our brother-Jews, we shall put them in the hands of persons whose past and reputation are such that between them and the people lies an abyss, persons who, in case of disobedience to our instructions, must face criminal charges or disappear - this in order to make them defend our interests to their last gasp.

http://www.biblebelievers.org.au/przion1.htm#TABLE OF CONTENTS 
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keep the people dumb fed and pregnant!
Dumber the people stay; more easier to control them!

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Who Controls Knowledge?

"Any group that wanted to control the future of American society had first to control education i.e., the population of the future; it all began at Yale"

Anthony B. Sutton
The control over our lives is hard for the average man on the street to fathom. Every facet of our existence; our government, financial institutions, big business, the news we receive through the media; is today controlled by the top members of secret societies and their pals. This could not have been accomplished without the most important control of all; control of our education system.

The ink was hardly dry on the Constitution before the planned takeover of America’s higher education was implemented. By the mid-1960’s the invisible government had total control of all education in our company. To fully understand why it’s almost impossible to open the minds of those around you as to the true makeup of our planet we must first understand how the secret societies manipulated and stifled scientific study worldwide.

As Anthony B. Sutton explained in his excellent expose’ How the Order Controls Education (1985):
“ …Any group that wanted to control the future of American society had first to control education i.e., the population of the future … it all began at Yale.
Even the official Yale history is aware of Yale’s power and success. George Wilson Pierson wrote in Yale College (1952):
“The power of the place remain(s) unmistakable. Yale was organized; Yale inspired a loyalty in its sons that was conspicuous and impressive; Yale men in after life made such records that the suspicion was that even there they were working for each other. In short, Yale was exasperatingly and mysteriously successful. You rival institutions and to academic reformers there was something irritating and disquieting about old Yale College”
(Page 5)
According to an account reported by E.E. Slosson in his book Great American Universities (1910).
“This success was more that obvious to Yale’s chief competitor, Harvard University. So obvious, in fact, that in 1892 a young Harvard instructor, George Santanyana, went to Yale to investigate this “disturbing legend” of Yale power.

“Santanyana quoted a Harvard alumnus who intended to send his son to Yale – because in real life “all the Harvard men were working for Yale men.”
(Page 2)
According to Sutton’s research the move to take control of America’s higher learning institutions started with three men.
Timothy Dwight (Initiated into the Order in 1849) Professor in the Yale Divinity School and then 12th President of Yale University.

Daniel Coit Gilman (Initiated into the Order in 1851) first President of the University of California, First President of the Johns Hobkins University and first President of the Carnegie Institution.

Andrew Dickson White (Initiated into the Order in 1853) first President of Cornell University and first President of the American Historical Association.
(Page 2).
In the mid 1800s these young men, all members of the Order, were sent to Europe to study philosophy at the University of Berlin. There they studied under Wilhelm Wundt (University of Berlin – Institute of Physiology). Wundt was the founder of experimental psychology in Germany and “the later source of the dozens of Ph.D. who came back from Leipzig, Germany to start the modern American education movement.” (Sutton, Page 3).

Wilhelm Wundt was a proponent of the Hegelian philosophical ideas. He used the Hegelian theory as his starting point i.e. “The State is superior to the Individual.”

As I have stated in past reports, in order to control the population the first step is to control the movement of the people. The mass exodus to America after Columbus let the cat out of the bag could not, according to the controllers, happen again. The secret of the existence of uncontaminated tropical lands and advanced alien civilizations inside our globe must be hidden at all cost. Control of the advancement of scientific knowledge was necessary.

This was accomplished in several interlocking ways. First, the take-over of the Sheffield Scientific School at Yale. After returning from Europe Daniel Coit Gilman spent the next 14 years “in and around Yale, consolidating the power of the Order.”
http://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/sociopolitica/sociopol_brotherhoodss19.htm 


The Ph.D. Factor
The next step in controlling the sciences was to institute the Ph.D. factor. If you didn’t go to a “recognized” school of higher learning and “earn” you doctorate then your ideas and opinions as regards to science would not be recognized. In other words, if you hadn’t learned the accepted rhetoric then your views have no value.

Besides control of education the Illuminati had another trick up their sleeves. During the early 1800s, a period they loudly and proudly claimed was the “Age of Enlightenment,” the world-wide controllers set out to destroy the will of the average man to explore on his own … and it seems to have worked. Other than those advances connected with the secret alien technology “trade-off," everything we use today is merely an improvement on devices invented in the 1800s and early 1900s. How was this form of individualism discouraged and destroyed?

Louis Pauwels & Jacques Bergier gives us a couple of examples in their classic 1960 book The Morning of the Magicians:
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Fertility rate world map



so, 2 reasons

white % decline

dumbing down via drugs and Marxist edumacation

But no, article has to say we humans have reached our peak. Pure Club of Rome "the real enemy of humanity is humnity itself"

No

The real enemy of humanity is Jews, who hide among the white statistics.
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It's there to cover the news up

All establishment lies pass through three stages
First, they are accepted as being self evident
Second, they are exposed by diligent research
Third, they are enforced

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1950  > IQ 91.64        Population detail within the year          2014 > IQ 88.39

 2.55 Billion                  Population detail within the year              7.09 Billion


They even made the chart outcome look like a pyramid........


Anyway here is the link from the Chart with much more detailed data & chart creation function.
Download Database and Analysis Programs

The data and software used to produce the individual frames and animation at the top of the page may be downloaded from the following links. The population and IQ data are extracted from the Global Composite Country Database in CSV (Comma-Separated Value) format, which contains a variety of other data assembled from resources on the Web. CSV files can be loaded into most spreadsheet and database programs. Lines which begin with a sharp sign (“#”) are comments—if your software doesn't ignore them, you should manually delete them before or after loading the database. The first non-comment record gives the field names in the data which follow. The contents of the fields and the sources from which they were obtained is given in the following comments. Fields for which no data are available or are inapplicable are left blank.

The analysis and image generation was performed by a purpose-built Perl program which you can download from the second link below. This program contains little or no documentation and is utterly unsupported—you are entirely on your own. Histograms are plotted with the Gnuplot package and post-processed with utilities from the Netpbm image processing toolkit. The animation was assembled with the Gifsicle utility. These are all free software which may be downloaded from the respective links.

Download Global Composite Country Database (CSV format, Zipped) 106 Kb
Download Analysis and Plotting Program (Zipped) 9 Kb

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IQ Reference Table
Intelligence Quotient Percentile Chart
IQ Score Range
0-24

25-39

40-54

55-69



70-79
80-89

90-109

110-119

120-129

130-144

145-159

160-175
Category_______________

Profound Mental Retardation
Severe Mental Retardation
Moderate Mental

Retardation
Mild Mental Retardation



Border Line
Low Average

Average

High Average

Superior

Gifted

Genius

Extraordinary genius
Typical Ability

Limited or no ability to communicate, eat, bath, dress and toilet.

Limited ability to communicate, eat, bath, dress and toilet. No academic skills.

Some independent self-help skills and very basic academic skills.
Usually able to dress/bath independently and can do simple jobs. Elementary school academics.
May live independently with difficulties. Can perform simple and repetitive jobs.
Can complete vocational education and live independently.

Can complete high school graduation and college with difficulty.

Typical level of college graduates.

Typical level of persons with doctoral degrees.

Capable of understanding highly, complex academic material.

Exception intellectual ability and capable of looking beyond known facts.

Extraordinary talent like Albert Einstein
http://easycalculation.com/medical/iq-score-table.php 

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Blooody hell zax... that's a book I just downloaded... I'll read through later.

I think young people are dumbed down by the media and are by being deskilled by convenience foods/throw away living (materialism) and a nanny state that insists children stay in 'education' until a silly age. Most teens, mine included, wouldn't survive on their own if the shit hit the fan...

Stick a child in front of a tv screen from a young age and watch the intelligence atrophy... then just move them onto a smartphone... job done.

Children seem to have lost their natural curiosity for the world... they get too much info... much too young. Think they know it all at 14 - 15 because they've seen death (violent games/movies) and way too much porn...

Also, in the Mail article... they say that better nutrition and education increased IQ... the 'Flynn' effect but that this is now reversing... maybe we just aint getting the right nutriments anymore and 'education' is mostly pre packaged slosh...

It's just more putting down of humanity really.


I agree with this...
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Didnt understand any of that post Novum :emb:
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Does anyone have a chart showing how morality has changed over the years.... :wissl:
To understand who rules over you look to whom you tube can't criticise

The media isn't there to cover the news
It's there to cover the news up

All establishment lies pass through three stages
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Second, they are exposed by diligent research
Third, they are enforced

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Are we becoming more STUPID? IQ scores are decreasing - and some experts argue it's because humans have reached their intellectual peak 01 Oct 2014 18:02 #13

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Didnt understand any of that post Novum :emb:

I see what you did there
To understand who rules over you look to whom you tube can't criticise

The media isn't there to cover the news
It's there to cover the news up

All establishment lies pass through three stages
First, they are accepted as being self evident
Second, they are exposed by diligent research
Third, they are enforced

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Are we becoming more STUPID? IQ scores are decreasing - and some experts argue it's because humans have reached their intellectual peak 01 Oct 2014 22:17 #14

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I think humans have finally peaked physically and athletically also...
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Are we becoming more STUPID? IQ scores are decreasing - and some experts argue it's because humans have reached their intellectual peak 01 Oct 2014 23:20 #15

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I think humans have finally peaked physically and athletically also...

Ive read about this.... some claim natural selection no longer behaves the way it used to for humans.. women now pick their mates based on attributes that have come about in recent times, like money and social status, plus other things that become further removed from how people used to live... being physically strong and athletic has become less important as we are urbanised and domesticated if you will. :hahano:

Heck this modern way of life hasnt been around that long... big changes in the last 100 years, and big changes since the industrial revolution.

Working 9-5 and so on until retirement doesnt lend itself to athleticism much, unless your job is an athlete.
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Are we becoming more STUPID? IQ scores are decreasing - and some experts argue it's because humans have reached their intellectual peak 14 Feb 2020 21:11 #16

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Bump to this thread .... some may say that the below video has nothing to do with IQ but I disagree and consider that it holds many questions relative to the stupidity of man!

It is also a good view : )

"Harvard professor Shoshana Zuboff wrote a monumental book about the new economic order that is alarming. "The Age of Surveillance Capitalism," reveals how the biggest tech companies deal with our data. How do we regain control of our data? What is surveillance capitalism?

In this documentary, Zuboff takes the lid off Google and Facebook and reveals a merciless form of capitalism in which no natural resources, but the citizen itself, serves as a raw material. How can citizens regain control of their data?

It is 2000, and the dot.com crisis has caused deep wounds. How will startup Google survive the bursting of the internet bubble? Founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin don't know anymore how to turn the tide. By chance, Google discovers that the "residual data" that people leave behind in their searches on the internet is very precious and tradable.

This residual data can be used to predict the behavior of the internet user. Internet advertisements can, therefore, be used in a very targeted and effective way. A completely new business model is born: "surveillance capitalism."


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Are we becoming more STUPID? IQ scores are decreasing - and some experts argue it's because humans have reached their intellectual peak 15 Feb 2020 00:58 #17

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IQs have largely increased since the 1930s thanks to better living conditions and education - a trend known as the Flynn effect But IQ test results suggest people in the UK, Denmark and Australia have become less intelligent in the past decade. Opinion is divided as to whether the downwards trend is long-term. Some studies have shown the average IQ of Westerners has plunged 10 points or more since Victorian times and others claim it will keep decreasing. But other experts argue that even if we are becoming more stupid, better healthcare and technology means the 'problem' will regulate itself.

Technology may be getting smarter, but humans are getting dumber, scientists have warned.


Dumb and dumber? Evidence suggests the IQs of people in the UK, Denmark and Australia have declined in the last decade. A study by the University of Hartford claims the larger the global population becomes, the less intelligent we will be, dropping by around eight IQ points by the year 2110 - and other estimates are even more pessimistic

An IQ test used to determine whether Danish men are fit to serve in the military has revealed scores have fallen by 1.5 points since 1998.
And standard tests issued in the UK and Australia echo the results, according to journalist Bob Holmes, writing in New Scientist.

The most pessimistic explanation as to why humans seem to be becoming less intelligent is that we have effectively reached our intellectual peak.

Between the 1930s and 1980s, the average IQ score in the US rose by three points and in post-war Japan and Denmark, test scores also increased significantly - a trend known as the ‘Flynn effect’.

This increase in intelligence was due to improved nutrition and living conditions - as well as better education - says James Flynn of the University of Otago, after whom the effect is named.


An image of the future? Some experts believe we are starting to see the end of the Flynn effect in developed countries – and that IQ scores are leveling out and even declining. Pessimistic scientists think that our descendants may struggle to understand subjects we can grasp (illustrated with a stock image)

Now some experts believe we are starting to see the end of the Flynn effect in developed countries – and that IQ scores are not just levelling out, but declining. Scientists including Dr Flynn think better education can reverse the trend and point out the perceived decline could just be a blip. However, other scientists are not so optimistic.

Some believe the Flynn effect has masked a decline in the genetic basis for intelligence, so that while more people have been reaching their full potential, that potential itself has been declining. Some have even contentiously said this could be because educated people are deciding to have fewer children, so that subsequent generations are largely made up of less intelligent people.

Richard Lynn, a psychologist at the University of Ulster, calculated the decline in humans’ genetic potential. He used data on average IQs around the world in 1950 and 2000 to discover that our collective intelligence has dropped by one IQ point.

Dr Lynn predicts that if this trend continues, we could lose another 1.3 IQ points by 2050. Michael Woodley, of the Free University of Brussels, Belgium, claims people’s reactions are slower than in Victorian times, and has linked it to a decline in our genetic potential.


Must try harder: Psychologist Richard Lynn calculated the decline in humans’ genetic potential. He used data on average IQ test scores (illustrated) from around the world in 1950 and 2000 to discover that our collective intelligence has dropped by one IQ point.


It has previously been claimed that quick-witted people have fast reactions and Dr Woodley’s study showed people’s reaction times have slowed over the century – the equivalent to one IQ point per decade. Jan te Nijenhuis, a psychology professor at the University of Amsterdam, says Westerners have lost an average of 14 IQ points since the Victoria Era.

He believes this is due to more intelligent women have fewer children than those who are less clever,The Huffington Post reported.
Dr Woodley and others think humans will gradually become less and less intelligent. But Dr Flynn says if the decline in IQ scores is the end of the Flynn effect, scores should stabilise.

He thinks that even if humans do become more stupid, better healthcare and technology will mean that all people will have fewer children and the ‘problem’ will regulate itself.

ARE BRITISH TEENAGERS BECOMING LESS INTELLIGENT?
Tests carried out in 1980 and in 2008 showed that the average 14-year-old was two IQ points cleverer in 1980, according to a study published in 2009.

Scientists found that performance dropped the most dramatically in teenagers in the upper half of the intelligence scale, The Telegraph reported.

Brighter teens who took part in the study in 2008 were on average six IQ points less intelligent than their counterparts tested 28 years earlier.
Professor Fynn said the results could be the result of less intelligent youth culture.

He used data gathered in IQ tests on UK children and found that children aged between five and 10 saw their IQs increase by half a point per year over three decades.

'Other studies have shown how pervasive teenage youth culture is, and what we see is parents' influence on IQ slowly diminishing with age,' he said.

'...What we know is that youth culture is now more visually orientated around computer games than they are in terms of reading and holding conversations.'


www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2730791/Are-STUPID-Britons-people-IQ-decline.html


Blah blah blah. A diseased society creates people who are more stupid. I have a fun song for you to check out. "21st Century Schizoid Man" by King Crimson. Also, in the past 20,000 years, humans have lost an amount of brain that is equal in mass to the size of a tennis ball. Yes, humans are getting more stupid. But it has been going on for a long time.
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