Neanderthals were more intelligent than the knuckledraggers walking around now with their “smart” phone stuck to the side of their head.
Now anybody who breathes can get government to pay for their food, shelter and clothing, so everybody procreates!
Matter of fact, the more helpless you are, the more you procreate.
I think the good perfesser's conclusions as presented are absolutely meaningless.
I would say that the bell curve has a dip in the center, but there are plenty of smart and capable folks around.
It is because fat, drank and lazy has an upper hand, not just a chance to get through right now.
Uh, they are dumber than they were just last November when they put homo choom gang Hussein back in the White House..
No Obama, Sherlock.
If white westerners score higher on IQ tests (which is generally the case *please no cries of racism*), wouldn't it stand to reason that as the western countries open the floodgates of immigration to non westerners that the average IQ would drop?
It seems to me that if they wanted to test against the historical norm they should have only tested white westerners, otherwise they are only re-discovering what is already known that for whatever reasons whites do better on IQ tests.
I can't say whether vocabulary equates to IQ, but folks 100-200 years ago wrote (spoke?) much more eloquently and intelligently than today.
I am pretty well versed in history, and when one examines the educated man of the 18th century, it is hard not to agree completely.
Many of our founders could speak many languages, were well read, extremely practical and very thoughtful. They would put to shame ANYONE making policy ANYWHERE in the world today.
how many people can farm their own food?
how many could survive a week abandoned in the wilderness?
Look at what the folks who have fundamental units named after them had to do by hand. The did math by hand, as a matter of course, that the average technically educated person simply cannot do.
Even as late as the 1960’s - and I’ve had occasion to review many research papers from that era - folks were much better at math and the organized thinking that is required to successfully accomplish tough math problems makes for a more measurable intellect then as compared with today.
So I’d say, the way we measure IQ can put greater emphasis on the organized brain capable of doing complex mathematics by hand - and that is not as prevalent today as it was 100 years ago. Being able to do math in your head or by hand DOES mean you are smarter by any measurement in my opinion.
You got an Obama phone?
Yes! Everybody in Cleveland, low minorities, got Obama phone. Keep Obama in president, you know? He gave us a phone!
He gave you a phone?
He gonna do more!
How did he give you a phone?
You sign up. If you If you on food stamps, you on Social Security, you got low income, you disability
Okay, whats wrong with Romney, again?
Romney, he suck!
The high school education my mother and father received 100 years ago is equivalent to a PHD today!
What they teach in todays high school wouldn’t be adequate to pass the 6th grade when I went to school!
Screw the political correctness. Western civilization is dumber because it has opened the floodgates to dumber people. Dumber people get in and the dumb ones who are already here are mollycoddled and supported by a welfare state -- and in America are soon to get free universal Odumbocare, to boot.
Want to make us smarter? Close those floodgates to new dumb people and stop giving dumb people a free ride. Instead, open the floodgates to smart people and give no one a free ride with an IQ below 110 (at a later date, perhaps to be moved up to 120).
I don’t think humans are less intelligent. I think it is just that people aren’t taught to think any more. Reason has fallen out of favor and been replaced by groupthink and political correctness. We are taught that we must respect all opinions and not judge because after all, who are we to think. One persons opinion is just as valid as another’s. We can’t really know anything. After all what is true for one is not necessarily true for others. There is no black and white, everything is grey. This is the new western philosophy.
I’m less intelligenter than I wuz in my previous incarnation, that’s fer shore, Shirley!
At my local bakery, the customer in front of me in line orders two items, and by the time the clerk brings them and packs them, I know how much is owed. The clerk, who looks like a college graduate, but a high school graduate should know what he’s doing, uses a calculator to figure out the amount, and often enough makes a mistake and has to repeat the calculation.