Skip to comments.IQ Scores Are Falling in "Worrying" Reversal of 20th Century Intelligence Boom
Posted on 06/14/2018 6:21:58 AM PDT by BenLurkin
A defining trend in human intelligence tests that saw people steadily obtaining higher IQ scores through the 20th century has abruptly ended, a new study shows.
The Flynn effect named after the work of Kiwi intelligence researcher James Flynn observed rapid rises in intelligence quotient at a rate of about 3 IQ points per decade in the 20th century, but new research suggests these heady boom days are long gone.
The researchers sourced their data from the IQ test scores of 18- to 19-year-old Norwegian men who took the tests as part of their national, compulsory military service.
Between the years 1970 to 2009, three decades of these young men (born between 1962 to 1991) were conscripted, resulting in over 730,000 IQ test results.
What the results show is that a turning point for the Flynn effect occurred for the post-1975 birth cohorts, equivalent to 7 fewer IQ score points per generation.
In the new study, the researchers observed IQ drops occurring within actual families, between brothers and sons meaning the effect likely isn't due to shifting demographic factors as some have suggested, such as the dysgenic accumulation of disadvantageous genes across areas of society.
Instead, it suggests changes in lifestyle could be what's behind these lower IQs, perhaps due to the way children are educated, the way they're brought up, and the things they spend time doing more and less (the types of play they engage in, whether they read books, and so on).
Another possibility is that IQ tests haven't adapted to accurately quantify an estimate of modern people's intelligence favouring forms of formally taught reasoning that may be less emphasised in contemporary education and young people's lifestyles.
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So I AM smarter than my kid.
Been tellin’ him that.
Damn Global Warming!...................
The welfare states across the West advantage the low IQ types, those who would never be able to reproduce successfully in a more harsh environment.
This is the R-K system at work.
Obtaining higher IQs is difficult. It takes centuries of development. It is analogous to decreasing entropy.
Obtaining lower IQs is easy - its like increasing entropy.
William Shockley was right.
The average IQ of the third world like Mexico is 85. We are importing stupidity.
Who said you could post a picture of me!
*****With the advent of computers and instant access to the internet, people have no need to memorize anything, or use reasoning to solve a problem. They can simply look it up.
Need to perform a simple calculation? People dont do math in their heads anymore. They whip out the calculator on their iPhone to split a restaurant bill two ways or arrive at the final price in a 25% off sale.*****
Precisely!!!! Best comment ever!!!!
Just stop having sex. Well, the men anyway.
>>meaning the effect likely isn’t due to shifting demographic factors as some have suggested, such as the dysgenic accumulation of disadvantageous genes across areas of society.
talk about periphrastics... that’s a LONG way to go just to claim that it isn’t only due to the Moslem invasion.
CLONING OF THE AMERICAN MIND by BK Eakman (Huntington House Publishers, 1998)
I'd like to see the demographics breakdown of these "Norwegian men". I suspect Kalergi's Mob has changed the pool of test subjects in recent years.
“7 fewer IQ score points per generation”
The decrease in Flynn study is only 2 IQ points over one generation which seems more credible.
So the Norwegian study is clearly an aberration and needs serious replication efforts before drawing any conclusion.
Someone here once called me an idiot. I said I had 170 IQ, hardly an idiot. His response: You’re still an idiot.
He should have called you a liar.
Why? That’s not a lie.
I have no problem with calculators. And certainly a calculator does not qualify as AI.
On the flip side, I think we assume that all technology is benign and useful. Much of it is, but there is a cost. We don’t always realize that cost.
You can only allow the losers from failed nations into a country for so long before that country also becomes a failed nation.
Couple that with skewls that haven’t encouraged critical thinking and problem solving for decades and the results are exactly what socialists want.
In the US, a portion of the drop can be attributed to legal and illegal migration. Selection by lottery bypasses prior screening while illegal migration, particularly from Latin American countries, is undertaken by those with lower IQs.
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