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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 01:42:47 AM  
3 votes:
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 07:40:19 AM  
2 votes:
Women who live well don't bother having kids. Women who don't live well can't stop from having kids.
2013-05-24 07:35:11 AM  
2 votes:
I questiog the basic premise that reaction-time is an indicator of intelligence.
2013-05-24 12:22:34 AM  
2 votes:
Perhaps we are not as bright as we once thought ourselves to be.
2013-05-24 08:29:02 AM  
1 vote:

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.

Obvious troll, and not sure if based on that 3rd grade text if you really understand the issues or are just derping, but ask Europe how they feel about their open immigration policies.   Pretty much every major European leader has noted the disappointing outcomes of multiculturalism policies. and just look at the amount of violence and tension.  Also, if 60% of Londoners aren't white, what does it mean to be British now?  Not to mention, the thinking was immigrants would adopt British culture, but what happened was, they imported their own.  Europe is giving away its identity.
2013-05-24 08:10:16 AM  
1 vote:

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

adjusted for inflation, school spending per capita has doubled since 1970.

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Meanwhile test scores....

"In 1971, the initial year for the [National Assessment of Educational Progress long-term] reading test, the average score for 17-year-olds was 285; in 2008, the average score was 286. The math test started in 1973, when 17-year-olds averaged 304; in 2008, the average was 306. ar _olds_scores_hav.html
2013-05-24 08:01:56 AM  
1 vote:
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 07:56:39 AM  
1 vote:
" 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 07:41:33 AM  
1 vote:
Reaction time?  Is it a farking cognitive test or a combine?
2013-05-24 07:40:59 AM  
1 vote:
The Flynn Effect disagrees.
2013-05-24 07:40:04 AM  
1 vote:

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 07:35:00 AM  
1 vote:
So... Idiocracy is actually a pretty good prediction of the future?
2013-05-24 07:31:13 AM  
1 vote:
SAT scores dropped steadily after WWII.  Percentage of high school kids taking the SAT climbed steadily after WWII.   Hmmmmmm.
2013-05-24 07:30:39 AM  
1 vote:
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2013-05-24 07:30:21 AM  
1 vote:
Leveling the playing field means you have to lower the standards
2013-05-24 12:37:33 AM  
1 vote:

Honest Bender: Fluoride in the drinking water.

Okay, General Ripper...
2013-05-24 12:32:26 AM  
1 vote:
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