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(UPI)   Over the last century Western nations lost an average of 14 IQ points. So, uh, immigration is bad?   ( divider line
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2013-05-24 04:22:38 PM  

zepillin: not adjusted accurately for inflation 12,000 dollars in 2008 had purchasing power of  2,100 in 1970

the graphs represent all dollar figures in 2009 dollars, so yes, it is adjusted properly for inflation.
2013-05-24 05:58:11 PM  

Fissile: Coming on a Bicycle: I'm not sure that tests taken during Victorian times and now could even be utterly comparable in nature.


Most of those early "intelligence tests" were intended to "prove" that other races were inferior to Anglo-Saxons.   The general attitude of the time:

"I am haunted by the human chimpanzees I saw along that hundred miles of horrible see white chimpanzees is dreadful; if they were black one would not see it so much, but their skins, except where tanned by exposure, are as white as ours."

What, was he traveling through New Jersey?
2013-05-24 06:29:03 PM  

cybrwzrd: ajgeek: You forgot every other male that wasn't previously on the list, which was most of them.
/I'm a sexist!
//Can you be sexist against your own gender?

Men tend to have higher IQs than females.

Every year in there is a television show which claims to be an IQ test. While that is bullshiat, as most people would agree, it does have the same rough build as an IQ test. The questions cover all the required areas (visual/spatial, verbal, numeric, logic and memory). If I recall correctly there has never been a year in which the men lost from the women (average score from the studio audience and people playing online). I have been googling and while the "special' groups and the Famous Dutchies all get their score plastered over the wiki and news sites, no men vs women scores are available. If I was less of a cynic I'd say that is because people are mature enough not to care. Instead I think it isn't recorded because people would use it to claim women are dumb.

/IIRC the difference was mostly 2-4 points
//Gifted children scored a 104
///An orang-outang scored 75
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