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(UPI)   Over the last century Western nations lost an average of 14 IQ points. So, uh, immigration is bad?   (upi.com) divider line 103
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2013-05-24 12:10:49 AM
I blame fast food and Fox News.
 
2013-05-24 12:21:17 AM
whut?

/whur's the NASCAR thread at?
 
2013-05-24 12:22:34 AM
Perhaps we are not as bright as we once thought ourselves to be.
 
2013-05-24 12:32:26 AM
 
2013-05-24 12:37:33 AM

Honest Bender: Fluoride in the drinking water.


Okay, General Ripper...
 
2013-05-24 01:42:47 AM
Women got rights. Minorities got rights.

The more samples you add to a data pool, the lower the mean will fall towards 50%

Used to be only smart WASP kids even got to take an IQ test. Now everyone gets one. Of course the average is down.
 
2013-05-24 02:15:22 AM

doglover: Women got rights. Minorities got rights.

The more samples you add to a data pool, the lower the mean will fall towards 50%

Used to be only smart WASP kids even got to take an IQ test. Now everyone gets one. Of course the average is down.


fweeeeee
 
2013-05-24 02:20:40 AM

sithon: doglover: Women got rights. Minorities got rights.

The more samples you add to a data pool, the lower the mean will fall towards 50%

Used to be only smart WASP kids even got to take an IQ test. Now everyone gets one. Of course the average is down.

fweeeeee


In other words, IQ isn't down. The data pool's many times larger.
 
2013-05-24 02:44:08 AM
I understood your argument . I just disagree with your racist conclusion .
The fweeeeee was a dog whistle blowing.
 
2013-05-24 07:20:52 AM
Welcome to Costco. I love you.
 
2013-05-24 07:21:49 AM
DATS RACIST subby
 
2013-05-24 07:22:10 AM
But how is our self esteem and participation trophy rates?
 
2013-05-24 07:26:07 AM
Over the last decade, I've lost about 40 IQ points. So, uh, alcohol is bad.
 
2013-05-24 07:27:45 AM
School budgets have been slashed nation wide but its the minorities? Umm ok.
 
2013-05-24 07:28:24 AM
Ummmmm yea, illegals are dragging us down. If they are here they are part of the sample taken.
 
2013-05-24 07:30:21 AM
Leveling the playing field means you have to lower the standards
 
2013-05-24 07:30:39 AM
www.voght.org
 
2013-05-24 07:30:55 AM

Honest Bender: Fluoride in the drinking water.


It's got what plants crave.  It's got electrolytes.
 
2013-05-24 07:31:13 AM
SAT scores dropped steadily after WWII.  Percentage of high school kids taking the SAT climbed steadily after WWII.   Hmmmmmm.
 
KIA
2013-05-24 07:35:00 AM
So... Idiocracy is actually a pretty good prediction of the future?
 
2013-05-24 07:35:11 AM
I questiog the basic premise that reaction-time is an indicator of intelligence.
 
2013-05-24 07:36:12 AM
Might be television is bad.
 
2013-05-24 07:36:30 AM
Count to potato and get over it.
 
2013-05-24 07:36:44 AM

Honest Bender: Fluoride in the drinking water.


And the lack of breast feeding.  Too many parents use formula these days.  Cow's milk isn't good for your kids.

markie_farkie: I blame fast food and Fox News.


This is also true.
 
2013-05-24 07:36:48 AM
Real Murcans respond to a changing world by boosting spending on lottery tickets, buying many more guns, insisting that climate change is a myth, theorizing that the president's short- and long-form birth certificates are fakes, and demanding that big gubbmint keeps its hands off their Medicare while complaining that it has a "spending problem."

Immigrants respond to a changing world by leaving a place where starvation is about their only option and going to a place where they have to work hard doing unpleasant manual labor in an environment where fat white lazy Americans consider them parasites, but they can make enough to support their families, and they escape the corruption/authoritarian governments/drug gangs of the countries they came from.

Clearly, the immigrants are lowering the IQ of the population.
 
2013-05-24 07:38:39 AM
Link further down the page to an article about a mom having her son arrested for stealing her poptarts illustrates the effects of the dumbing down of society.

Who the hell calls the cops over poptarts? Aren't they for kids anyway? Why not just ground the kid or take his allowance to replace them?
 
2013-05-24 07:40:04 AM

KIA: So... Idiocracy is actually a pretty good prediction of the future?


It wont take 500 years, 50 tops. Jersey Shore and Honey Boo Boo arent that much above OW My Balls.
 
2013-05-24 07:40:19 AM
Women who live well don't bother having kids. Women who don't live well can't stop from having kids.
 
2013-05-24 07:40:59 AM
The Flynn Effect disagrees.
 
2013-05-24 07:41:33 AM
Reaction time?  Is it a farking cognitive test or a combine?
 
2013-05-24 07:41:54 AM
If you have one bucket with five gallons of water in it, and another bucket with two gallons of water in it, how many buckets do you have?
 
2013-05-24 07:42:30 AM

Kibbler: Real Murcans respond to a changing world by boosting spending on lottery tickets, buying many more guns, insisting that climate change is a myth, theorizing that the president's short- and long-form birth certificates are fakes, and demanding that big gubbmint keeps its hands off their Medicare while complaining that it has a "spending problem."

Immigrants respond to a changing world by leaving a place where starvation is about their only option and going to a place where they have to work hard doing unpleasant manual labor in an environment where fat white lazy Americans consider them parasites, but they can make enough to support their families, and they escape the corruption/authoritarian governments/drug gangs of the countries they came from.

Clearly, the immigrants are lowering the IQ of the population.


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Immigants! I knew it was dem. Even when it was da bears I knew it was dem.
 
2013-05-24 07:42:58 AM

give me doughnuts: I questiog the basic premise that reaction-time is an indicator of intelligence.


Agreed. Although if it were, Dutch Blitz should have a place in every IQ test.
 
2013-05-24 07:44:47 AM

Sock Ruh Tease: If you have one bucket with five gallons of water in it, and another bucket with two gallons of water in it, how many buckets do you have?


You forgot the bucket in my basement.  There's nothing in it.
 
2013-05-24 07:45:40 AM
What's Sandra Day O'Connor or immigration got to do with IQ? I blame the New World Order.
 
2013-05-24 07:50:16 AM
Ar they reading the politics tab?
 
2013-05-24 07:50:37 AM
It must suck to be average.
 
2013-05-24 07:51:53 AM

Oldiron_79: It wont take 500 years, 50 tops. Jersey Shore and Honey Boo Boo arent that much above OW My Balls.


We've had "Ow My Balls!" since 1989... It just goes by a different name...
 
2013-05-24 07:52:10 AM

johnryan51: School budgets have been slashed nation wide but its the minorities? Umm ok.


LOL. School budgets are down from the late 19th century? Should we go back to the one room schoolhouse/ school marm education model?

Anyway, I'm very dubious about this study. How the hell would they be able to study reaction times of Victorian era people now?
 
2013-05-24 07:53:36 AM
I would be very surprised if the population of the original tests of 1889 consisted of people who had to work for a living instead of the upper crust of society who would have a better quality of education than the people probably being tested now.
 
2013-05-24 07:54:20 AM
Voucher schools and home schooling will save us! I know it's true! Bobby Jindal said so!
 
2013-05-24 07:54:36 AM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: whut?

/whur's the NASCAR thread at?


Got my Ford F-150 and Drinking Budweiser watching my NASCAR. Wooooo Hooooo
 
2013-05-24 07:56:39 AM
" As the 21st century began, human evolution was at a turning point. Natural selection, the process by which the strongest, the smartest, the fastest, reproduced in greater numbers than the rest, a process which had once favored the noblest traits of man, now began to favor different traits. Most science fiction of the day predicted a future that was more civilized and more intelligent. But as time went on, things seemed to be heading in the opposite direction. A dumbing down. How did this happen? Evolution does not necessarily reward intelligence. With no natural predators to thin the herd, it began to simply reward those who reproduced the most, and left the intelligent to become an endangered species."
 
2013-05-24 07:57:55 AM
Did you hear about that biometric ID system that they were trying to sneak into the immigration bill. All I could think of was

"Why come you don't have a tattoo?"
 
2013-05-24 08:01:56 AM
With the amount of video gaming going on, one would think reaction time is increasing.

Anybody who watches commercial television can tell you IQ is down. When American Idol, X-Factor, Duck Dynasty, Honey Boo-Boo, Jersey Shore, Survivor and all their other ilk get better ratings than intelligently scripted dramas that actually make you think (who dunnit? why did that happen?) you're already sliding down the slippery slope to grey matter between the ears simply becoming brain goo that keeps our autonomous nervous system functioning.

Any/every move away from people getting off their asses and out into nature &/or the community will also do it. We evolved as social beings, and Facebook don't count. You gotta get that neuro-chemical stimulation of being in society.

All of this is pure guesswork, but when the logic is sound, why keep it myself?
 
2013-05-24 08:02:00 AM
Sometimes I feel like i lose 14 IQ points in a day.
 
2013-05-24 08:02:44 AM

crazydave023: "Why come you don't have a tattoo?"


UNSCANABLE!
 
2013-05-24 08:06:22 AM

KIA: So... Idiocracy is actually a pretty good prediction of the future?


The future? Try the present.
 
2013-05-24 08:06:51 AM

Debeo Summa Credo: johnryan51: School budgets have been slashed nation wide but its the minorities? Umm ok.

LOL. School budgets are down from the late 19th century? Should we go back to the one room schoolhouse/ school marm education model?

Anyway, I'm very dubious about this study. How the hell would they be able to study reaction times of Victorian era people now?


The one room schoolhouse model had a higher teacher to student ratio. And Have you ever seen how difficult old tests are compared up today's?
 
2013-05-24 08:08:24 AM

doglover: Women got rights. Minorities got rights.

The more samples you add to a data pool, the lower the mean will fall towards 50%

Used to be only smart WASP kids even got to take an IQ test. Now everyone gets one. Of course the average is down.


"Minorities" or "non-Asian minorities"?
 
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