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  • Terrifyingly tricky IQ test leaves the internet stumped (so how many questions can you answer?)

    01/08/2018 1:27:34 PM PST · by mairdie · 118 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8 January 2018 | Jessica Rach
    Most adults would like to think school has left them equipped for most things that life throws at them. But a particularly tricky IQ test has left internet users stumped, pushing their mathematical and linguistic skills to the limit. Jumping right in at the deep end with a complicated numerical question, the Playbuzz quiz is certainly not for the fainthearted. Try your hand at the quiz to see how you score, and scroll down to the bottom for answers (no cheating!)
  • Intelligence of Norwegians and Danes on the wane, say researchers

    12/28/2017 6:41:11 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    TheLocal.no ^ | 28 December 2017 09:54 CET+01:00 | Ritzau/The Local
    Intelligence levels have fallen in all Scandinavian countries, including Norway and Denmark, according to an analysis. The study was conducted by James Flynn, a leading researcher of intelligence quotient (IQ) measurement, writes Norwegian news agency NTB. IQ in the Scandinavian countries had been on the up for decades, but the trend has now been reversed, according to a report published by journal Intelligence. Measures taken as part of the study have shown that, in Norway, fewer people are reaching higher levels of mathematical and linguistic ability. The trend is similarly prominent in both Denmark and Norway and even more so...
  • Eating Fish Weekly Raises IQ By Almost 5 Points In Children, Study Finds

    12/24/2017 2:27:39 PM PST · by blam · 60 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12-24-1017
    A study by a research team from the University of Pennsylvania found that eating fish at least once a week can raise children’s IQ by nearly 5 points in the Wechsler Intelligence Scale. The study was conducted last month among 541 Chinese children between the ages of 9 and 11. The children answered questionnaires about how often they had eaten fish in the past four weeks and the options ranged from “never” to “at least once a week.” The findings showed that those who eat fish once a week scored 4.8 points higher on the IQ test than those who...
  • The Great Brain Drain

    12/20/2017 3:22:38 AM PST · by smileyface · 11 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | Dec 19, 2017 | Mark Steyn
    As longtime readers will have noticed, I'm increasingly bored by the daily soap opera of politics, mainly because professional politicians rarely have anything to say about anything that matters. The left nominally addresses the Great Remaking of the World - from mass immigration to transgender bathrooms - by confining itself to a few bogus sentimentalist bromides ("We've always been a nation of immigrants", "Love wins") designed to assure everyone that a) "diversity lotteries" and chain migration are a good thing; and, if you're minded to bring up problematic details, b) it's inevitable, so don't bother trying to resist. The right,...
  • Chris Langan, the man with 200 IQ

    12/19/2017 6:01:20 PM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 87 replies
    Youtube.com ^ | Feb 4, 2013 | mrbungle73
    Chris Langan, the man with 200 IQ Christopher Langan, considered by many to be the world's smartest man
  • James Woods Wins the Internet Today With Chelsea Handler Kill Shot

    12/11/2017 10:43:38 AM PST · by RightGeek · 32 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Dec. 9, 2017 | Cristina Laila
    Vapid Hollywood dinosaur Chelsea Handler came under fire recently for calling White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders a ‘harlot’ and ‘trollop’ because of the make-up she wears during press briefings. James Woods moved in with the kill shot Saturday morning. Woods tweeted a video of Chelsea Handler being urinated on with a caption, “This person berates the character of @SarahHuckabee on a daily basis.” #ChelseaHandlerHumanUrinal ... That hashtag is amazing and that’s why we love James Woods! In case you missed it, here’s Handler calling a young Christian married mother of three children, WH Press Sec Sarah Sanders a...
  • Smarter people's brains have better wiring that helps with flow of information

    12/02/2017 10:55:38 AM PST · by mairdie · 63 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2 December 2017 | Daniel Roth
    The researchers, who examined the brains of 199 females and 110 males, found that individuals with better wiring of the anterior insula and the anterior cingulate cortex - two areas of the brain associated with the cognitive processing of task-relevant information - demonstrated better cognitive function. The university defined intelligence as the 'general mental capability that involves the ability to reason, to think abstractly, and to learn quickly from experiences,' and consulted graph theoretical network analysis methods to draw their conclusions. 'The different topological embedding of these regions into the brain network could make it easier for smarter persons to...
  • Why parents should never spank children

    11/06/2017 2:15:54 AM PST · by Arthur McGowan · 94 replies
    The Conversation ^ | Oct 29, 2017 | T.O. Afifi, E. Romano
    The research clearly shows that spanking is related to an increased likelihood of many poor health, social and developmental outcomes. These poor outcomes include mental health problems, substance use, suicide attempts and physical health conditions along with developmental, behavioural, social and cognitive problems. Equally important, there are no research studies showing that spanking is beneficial for children. Those who say spanking is safe for a child if done in a specific way are, it would seem, simply expressing opinions. And these opinions are not supported by scientific evidence.
  • Billionaire CEO of SoftBank: Robots will have an IQ of 10,000 in 30 years

    10/26/2017 9:23:51 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 33 replies
    cnbc ^ | 4:54 PM ET Wed, 25 Oct 2017 | Catherine Clifford
    The idea of machine learning becoming smarter than the human brain is often referred to as the "singularity." When exactly this will happen is oft-debated among the tech community. "Singularity is the concept that [mankind's] brain will be surpassed, this is the tipping point, crossing point, that artificial intelligence, computer intelligence surpass [mankind's] brain and that is happening in this century for sure. I would say there is no more debate, no more doubt," Son says. Son is particularly aggressive in his prediction of how soon the singularity will happen — in the "next 30 years or so," he says....
  • Can YOU pass the world's shortest IQ test?

    10/11/2017 8:29:51 PM PDT · by sparklite2 · 205 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10/11/17 | Siofra Brennan
    1. A bat and a ball cost £1.10 in total. The bat costs £1.00 more than the ball. How much does the ball cost? 2. If it takes five machines five minutes to make five widgets, how long would it take 100 machines to make 100 widgets? 3. In a lake, there is a patch of lily pads. Every day, the patch doubles in size. If it takes 48 days for the patch to cover the entire lake, how long would it take for the patch to cover half of the lake?
  • Oregon Couple Forced to Give Up Children Due to Low IQ

    08/20/2017 6:15:35 PM PDT · by hapnHal · 39 replies
    20 August | hapnHal
    Controversy as Oregon couple are forced to give up their children to social services after they were deemed 'not intelligent enough' to care for the babies. Amy Fabbrini, 31, and Eric Ziegler, 38, had both of their children taken into foster care, the youngest right after he was born in the hospital. After taking a required IQ test, Ziegler scored a meager 66 and Fabbrini a 72. The IQ of the average person ranges anywhere from 90-110. Domestic abuse and neglect were not factors in the custody case, but didn't need to be, according to a report. Fabbrini and Ziegler...
  • School: AP and Honors classes will be decided by skin color, not intelligence

    08/08/2017 4:13:01 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 83 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8 Aug 2017 | Todd Starnes
    A Virginia high sent a disturbing letter to parents and students announcing they would be selecting students for Advanced Placement and honors classes at least partly based on skin color, a concerned parent told Fox News. Martin Luther King, Jr. must be turning over in his grave. A parent forwarded me a copy of the letter sent from John Handley High School in Winchester. “Through our collective work, advanced classes such as AP and Honors will have proportional representation,” read the letter. “Proportional representation is 40% White, 35% Hispanic, 12% African American, 10% mixed race.” The letter went on to...
  • UPDATE: Not Being Stupid Is ‘Cognitive Privilege’ Now, Which Is Just Like White Privilege

    07/31/2017 3:04:41 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 75 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 7/29/2017
    The University of Iowa’s student newspaper has announced the discovery of a special privilege which intelligent people acquire as an accident of birth. This new privilege — called “cognitive privilege” — functions in essentially the same way as white privilege. The Daily Iowan revealed the discovery of this new privilege earlier this week. Garden-variety white privilege “is an important topic that deserves a public discussion,” the op-ed on “cognitive privilege” explains, but it is also “prudent to at least mention the wider concept contained therein: that of privilege itself.” Privilege in general is “the receipt of certain benefits wholly through...
  • Stop Obsessing Over Race and IQ; It serves no purpose.

    07/05/2017 9:33:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 63 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/05/2017 | By John McWhorter
    Suppose it’s true. Suppose that, at the end of the day, people of African descent have lower IQs on average than do other groups of humans, and that this gap is caused, at least in part, by genetic differences. Of late, since Charles Murray was all but physically assaulted when he tried to speak at Middlebury, the issue as to whether his claim (with Richard J. Herrnstein) in The Bell Curve that blacks on average have lower IQs, and that it’s “highly likely” that genes play a role, has entered the public discourse once again, in part through a podcast...
  • Black girls 'perceived as less innocent by US adults'(video)

    07/01/2017 8:42:34 AM PDT · by Ennis85 · 40 replies
    BBC News ^ | 1st July 2017 | Angélica M Casas
    New research from The Georgetown Law Center on Poverty and Inequality says black girls as young as five are seen as "less innocent" than young white girls and need less protection. Black Americans in Washington, DC, gave their reaction.
  • SINS OF THE FATHER

    06/18/2017 5:37:16 PM PDT · by Arthur McGowan · 31 replies
    YouTube ^ | June 18, 2017 | Stefan Molyneux
    Question: “My wonderful wife is pregnant with our second child and I’m very excited to have another kid. As I ponder fatherhood, I get so scared that my kids might feel the same darkness and loneliness I felt when I grew up. I’m afraid that because I haven't really addressed the pain of my childhood, that history will repeat itself and I’ll be like my father and my kids will cry as I did. What can I do, to make sure that if my kids feel pain, it’s not because their father? How do I break the chains of bitterness...
  • How To Lower Your Child's IQ | Dr. Murray A. Straus and Stefan Molyneux

    05/31/2017 4:06:32 AM PDT · by Arthur McGowan · 71 replies
    YouTube ^ | May 1, 2014 | Dr. Murray A. Straus / Stefan Molyneux
    Stefan Molyneux speaks with Dr. Murray A. Straus about the prevalence, social causes and scientifically proven negative effects of spanking. Dr. Murray A. Straus is Professor of Sociology and founder of the Family Research Laboratory at the University of New Hampshire. Dr. Straus is also the author of "The Primordial Violence: Spanking Children, Psychological Development, Violence, and Crime."
  • Nixon talking about IQ tests and other things (1971 Conversation with Daniel Patrick Moynihan)

    05/20/2017 9:00:07 AM PDT · by brucedickinson · 18 replies
    Youtube ^ | 5-14-2017 | Kevin Afton
    This Conversation recorded in 1971 between President Nixon and his advisor Daniel Patrick Moynihan focuses on an article read by the two men regarding IQ. Nixon was preparing to "close the gap" between high-performing and low-performing students in schools (which has cost billions) and wanted to have as much information before he made his decision. The two men, in the recording do use the slur "eskimos" to refer to Jewish folk, but only in the sense that they say "eskimos" have a higher IQ than Caucasians, so not much of a slur. I just love listening to recordings like this,...
  • Jordan Peterson - IQ and The Job Market

    04/29/2017 7:25:08 AM PDT · by tbw2 · 10 replies
    Dr. Jordan B Peterson ^ | 04/19/2017 | Dr. Jordan Peterson
    We are seeing a rise in crime and long term disability claims because our ever more complex society does not have ways to keep those with lower IQs engaged in the workforce.
  • Trump: a Super-Hi IQ Behind Unwavering Loyalty to Voters

    03/13/2017 8:45:43 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 85 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 3/13/17 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    President Trump "has a staggering IQ of 163, making him the second smartest president in history, behind John Quincy Adams at 169," says the latest issue of THE NATIONAL ENQUIRER. The magazine is providing Americans with details about our new leader even as the outdated MSM denigrates him with every newscast. A special investigation and analysis of President Trump says he is a highly focused, driven and charismatic genius who thinks outside the box! Keep in mind that his detractors also denigrate the millions of Americans who voted for him and who are turning off their cable boxes. Trump's flashes...