Intelligence: lower IQ points of 4 20 years!

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Intelligence: lower IQ points of 4 20 years!




by Christophe » 26/06/16, 20:13

It seems to me that we had already "planned" on this forum... This is official: we are more and more stupid!
To be related to the drop in life expectancy ...

Our generation is really spoiled !! : Cheesy:

The inversion of the ... IQ curve

While the IQ has been increasing exponentially for centuries, it has been declining for a few years. Decryption of a phenomenon passed over in silence.

Four points! This is how much the average French intelligence quotient (IQ) fell between 1990 and 2009 and reached around 98. The information, relayed by Le Monde, is quite serious: it comes from a research (PDF) conducted by two specialists, Edward Dutton and Richard Flynn. But it does not mean that the French have suddenly become dumber than their neighbors: the decrease in IQ is global. It affects Norway, Denmark and the United Kingdom as well.

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http://www.lepoint.fr/science/l-inversi ... 092_25.php

.pdf: https://edwarddutton.files.wordpress.co ... anceiq.pdf
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by 1360 » 26/06/16, 21:11

But it does not mean that the French have suddenly become dumber than their neighbors: the decrease in IQ is global. It affects Norway, Denmark and the United Kingdom as well.


Phew, Switzerland is spared ...

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by Christophe » 27/06/16, 01:30

Well yes, the Swiss were already slower before ... and as the scale is logarithmic it is less visible : Mrgreen:

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by Christophe » 02/10/19, 09:31

The book "La fabrique des Crétins Digital" confirms this sad fact:



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by GuyGadebois » 02/10/19, 12:23

Rap, porn, smartphones, lack of sleep, curiosity, interest, even contempt for "smart things" ... This is where we are: The hanounaisation of society. : Mrgreen:
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by Christophe » 02/10/19, 12:58

GuyGadebois wrote:... the Hanounaïsation of society. : Mrgreen:


Ah ah ah I did not know this one, I note I note! : Cheesy:

ps: rap can be instructive ... and even educational, the proof ...

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by GuyGadebois » 02/10/19, 13:26

Christophe wrote:
GuyGadebois wrote:... the Hanounaïsation of society. : Mrgreen:


Ah ah ah I did not know this one, I note I note! : Cheesy:

ps: rap can be instructive ... and even educational, the proof ...


Orelsan is not intended for hanounaïsés ...
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by Exnihiloest » 05/10/19, 10:12

GuyGadebois wrote:Rap, porn, smartphones, lack of sleep, curiosity, interest, even contempt for "smart things" ... This is where we are: The hanounaisation of society. : Mrgreen:

Pascal already dealt with the question in the 17th century.
"This is all that men have been able to invent to make themselves happy. And those who make philosophers of it and who believe that the world is very unreasonable to spend all day chasing after a hare that they would not want to have bought, hardly know our nature. This hare would not guarantee us from the sight of death and the miseries that divert us from it, but hunting guarantees it.
And so, when one reproaches them that what they seek with so much ardor could not satisfy them, if they answered as they should do if they thought well about it, that they seek in that only an occupation. violent and impetuous that distracts them from thinking of themselves and that is why they offer themselves an attractive object which charms and attracts them with ardor, they would leave their adversaries without repeating. "


When people are distracted and let go of their instincts, for the most part they choose it because they are already looking for it. In the time of the Enlightenment one could still believe that education would light up, and we see today that despite compulsory schooling, people still indulge in their instincts and distracting pleasures, video games, drugs, Internet or shows of all kinds. So either we make a totalitarian society which constrains these instincts and prevents temptation, but then the remedy will be worse than the evil, or we admit that people make their own misfortune (if we see it as such), we alert them but they do what they want, and that's the current situation.
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by Christophe » 05/10/19, 10:39

Exnihiloest wrote:So either we make a totalitarian society which constrains these instincts and prevents temptation


Some have tried some time ago ... Let us quote the Our Father:

"And do not submit us to temptation" changed recently in "And don't let us get into temptation"

When we see what has been done in the name of Christ and even that it is happening within the Christian church (churches without gilding it is quite rare) I do not believe that this aphorism is really taken seriously. .human nature always takes over! : Mrgreen: : Mrgreen: : Mrgreen:
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