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2021-02-11 Science & Technology
The Decline of Intelligence in the West
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Posted by Besoeker 2021-02-11 01:52|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6557 views ]  Top

#1 The progressive's Alinsky-ite "drive through the education system" may have a lot to do with this.
Posted by Deadeye Jaiting7534 2021-02-11 02:01||   2021-02-11 02:01|| Front Page Top

#2 Fluoride Toxicity has a similar effect as referenced neutral study explains. (bold-link)

Posted by Fleresh Uleart1138 2021-02-11 03:22||   2021-02-11 03:22|| Front Page Top

#3 After I read the material and started looking for a graphic, epiphany, kind of like the 2020 map on the election, deep blue not for the incumbent, lighter blue for the incumbent. Coincidence ?
Posted by Fleresh Uleart1138 2021-02-11 03:31||   2021-02-11 03:31|| Front Page Top

#4 Did they disaggregate by ethnicity?
The massive demographic shift since 1965 in this country would explain a lot of the aggregate decline
Posted by Caesar Protector of the Trolls1632 2021-02-11 03:52||   2021-02-11 03:52|| Front Page Top

#5 IMO, IQ decline and rise in obesity have the same cause - lack of exercise.
Posted by g(r)omgoru PB 2021-02-11 04:29||   2021-02-11 04:29|| Front Page Top

#6 Most of the decrease in intelligence is due to public schools, TV and popular culture (People Magazine, American Idol, social media, etc.)
Posted by M. Murcek 2021-02-11 04:48||   2021-02-11 04:48|| Front Page Top

#7 The West (and probably fat Americans leading the way) has become physically and mentally indolent. When you have reality shows, UFC, high fructose corn syrup, a microwave oven, and Facebook, what else does one need? Throw in a wretched education system, and there you have it.
Posted by Clem 2021-02-11 05:03||   2021-02-11 05:03|| Front Page Top

#8 College was suppose to be not just an institution of higher learning, but a mean to cull the population of those who can perform from those who could not. It was suppose to be rigorous. People were expected to fail. It shifted to a paper mill so everyone gets an attendance ticket to jobs. "No child left behind". If you can not fail you can not succeed. It's been a race to the lowest common denominator. How does that raise IQ?

Or as the good professor would allude to - Intelligence has its limits. Stupidity does not.
Posted by Procopius2k 2021-02-11 08:33||   2021-02-11 08:33|| Front Page Top

#9 The movie "Idiocracy" was not a satire but a forecast of what has come to pass.
Posted by Bubba Lover of the Faeries8843 2021-02-11 12:41||   2021-02-11 12:41|| Front Page Top

#10 The Intellectual Yet Idiot chapter by Nassim Taleb
Posted by Bubba Lover of the Faeries8843 2021-02-11 12:42||   2021-02-11 12:42|| Front Page Top

#11 Ignorance has increased (#1 pointed out the most likely reason).

Intelligence has simultaneously increased in specialized areas and atrophied in other areas.

The ability to know ones limitations, as well as the concept of shame, appears to be dead in our elites.
Posted by rjschwarz 2021-02-11 12:44||   2021-02-11 12:44|| Front Page Top

#12 I have started to do a basic intelligence test on new acquaintances. I make a reference to whether or not a person can quickly and easily answer the question "What state is Columbus, Ohio the capital of?" and observe the response.
Posted by Bubba Lover of the Faeries8843 2021-02-11 12:46||   2021-02-11 12:46|| Front Page Top

#13 ^ "Grant's Tomb?"
Posted by Frank G 2021-02-11 13:13||   2021-02-11 13:13|| Front Page Top

#14 #12 The State of Jefferson?
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2021-02-11 13:23||   2021-02-11 13:23|| Front Page Top

#15 Cristobal Colombia?
Posted by Huputing Elminetle3747 2021-02-11 16:23||   2021-02-11 16:23|| Front Page Top

#16 and there you have it.

Title example.
Posted by Herb Thaviling8829 2021-02-11 17:41||   2021-02-11 17:41|| Front Page Top

#17 I was asked, "Which two states have their name as part of another state's name?"

I'm inclined to agree with g(r)om about the exercise - Lord knows the Don't Give Up learned from losing there panned out with a number of subjects I didn't just 'get' - but the lack of curiosity and lack of perseverance are the primary filters, and that is a culture deal.

Technology is a sap on those traits, as well as creativity and, more importantly, retention: a crutch instead of a tool.
Posted by swksvolFF 2021-02-11 18:12||   2021-02-11 18:12|| Front Page Top

#18 ^ Dakota Fanning; Carolina Herrera
Posted by Marilyn Panda1676 2021-02-11 21:30||   2021-02-11 21:30|| Front Page Top

#19 Round on the ends and high in the middle
Think, think, think, think what's the riddle?

Round on the end and high in the middle
Oh high oh.

My Dad drove me crazy with that for weeks. 60 years ago.
Posted by Bobby 2021-02-11 23:13||   2021-02-11 23:13|| Front Page Top

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