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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I blame David Hogg.
this is my shocked face....
BTW, it’s not an accident...
The liberals need stupid people to follow them.
My thoughts exactly.
Yo Bobby DeNiro.....Low IQ Bobby. Yeah I am talking to you.
Thanks to welfare have reverse eugenics. Many high IQ women rather focus on career and the pleasures of modern life than have kids. The opportunity costs of having a kid for a low IQ on welfare woman is minimal or actually be a monetary benefit.
Welcome to the Idiocracy!
New Math (late 1960s)
Word Attack (again 1960s)
TV instead of books (by 1960s everyone had a tv babysitter)
But one of the destructive effects of Leftism.
That and the “breeders” they are using are not the best...
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 don’t 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.
I think you have presented a good analysis in one photo.
Common Core is designed to make and keep people lazy, selfish, and stupid. A cog in the NWO wheel.
Used as directed, CC will all but eliminate critical thinking, personal initiative, and belief in God (the Jehovah God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ).
Common Core is far more sinister than most people imagine. With this in mind, plan for your children’s future accordingly.
IQ Can Change Significantly During Adolescence
You mean TURD Worlder’s are really not as brilliant as Russian Jews?
Loved the ad a couple of years ago of the lazy boy calling his grandma in the next room on the phone to bring him another grape soda. Kids who did nothing but sit and watch TV or play on the computer were bound to be deficient in IQ. Also, going to school and being taught by the Dumbest Generation didn’t help.
But the median IQ is still 100, right?
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