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"One parent described the idea as 'demented' while another commented: 'Until now they've probably never thought about it, and then suddenly this fear is raised, even though the chances of it happening in this country are very small. This isn't America.'"
IQ scores are falling and have been for decades, new study finds
"The causes in IQ increases over time and now the decline is due to environmental factors," said Rogeburg, who believes the change is not due to genetics. "It's not that dumb people are having more kids than smart people, to put it crudely. It's something to do with the environment, because we're seeing the same differences within families," he said.
"How is that even legal? To operate an educational institution on grounds which are seriously toxic."

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Thu Jun 14th, 2018 at 11:50:58 PM EST
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Or possibly we've stopped spending so much time training kids to do IQ tests.
by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Fri Jun 15th, 2018 at 11:36:42 AM EST
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Everything started to go wrong when they invented browser tabs.
by generic on Fri Jun 15th, 2018 at 12:23:13 PM EST
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I dunno about that. I've recently become acquainted with twitter's "story-telling" tools development and marketing.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Fri Jun 15th, 2018 at 05:34:25 PM EST
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It actually shows that Norwegian IQ is falling. Maybe that's why Trump wants more immigration from Norway?
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Fri Jun 15th, 2018 at 11:50:02 AM EST
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Binet-Standford IQ test is pseudo-science.  First, we do not have a consensual scientific definition of "intelligence;" people researching the phenomena use various grades and shades of "I'll Know It When I See It."  Second, the test was developed in the 1920s by racists and eugenicists and - surprise!  Surprise! - "proved" (sic) the darker a person's skin the lower their "intelligence" (sic.)  

See: The Making of Intelligence for more.


She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre

by ATinNM on Fri Jun 15th, 2018 at 04:08:21 PM EST
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active shooter simulation: Nature or Nurture???

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Fri Jun 15th, 2018 at 05:38:30 PM EST
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More often than not cop bullshit their way out of blatant murder by claiming "active shooter."  

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre
by ATinNM on Sat Jun 16th, 2018 at 02:17:39 PM EST
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