Global IQs are declining (if you hadn't already noticed)

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  1. SpacePete

    SpacePete Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    Ever get the feeling that you are surrounded by idiots? You are probably right.

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    SP, have you ever done an IQ test?
     
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    SpacePete Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    A IQ wat?

    Have had many kind offers from street Scientologists, but apparently I am too crazy to be accepted into their fine organisation.
     
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    Depressing.
     
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    The world has been going down hill since the early 70's
    When somebody took an add out in an UK newspaper
    Use the "Google proffessor" for " ode to common sense " ;)
    It's been a slippery slope since
     
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    If you have a look at the history of IQ tests and their merits in e.g gleitmans 'psychology' their origins and merits are rather discrediting.

    Above all simply practising them can make an idiot seem clever and What happens when the apex of the bell curve drifts left?

    So do the tests.

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    It seems to be correlated with the growth in politically correct, humourless and sanctimonious ass pickles. People in the 70s didn't mind a joke but now everything is an offence to someone.
     
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    I still don't care who I offend :D
    Hockey umpires & taxi drivers are constant recipients :D
     
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    Fighting the good fight. :p
     
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    You guys are so politically incorrect!

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    The answer may just be very simple! Lol
     
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    Our world powers like a dumb population. Easier to dupe. It's their fault. Look at all the dumb sheep. Look at all the junk shown on TV. They got the masses hooked on sports, idols, drugs, ect. Truth is hardly shown in it entirety on our news, lots of time it is lies. The truth is out there for those that can see. Most cannot.

    I once did one of them online IQ tests. Test was rigged because I should be smarter then the score it gave me. :p
     
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    Why they want you dumb and fearful:

    http://www.alternet.org/election-20...conservatives-have-different-brain-structures


     
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    This was where I was heading. I researched them and their application in a Psych class and came to the same conclusion. Really is no merit to them other than a benchmark to judge someone by. Some even believe having an EQ is more important and I would tend to agree. Sure I even got into Mensa and I'm not the sharpest spoon in the shed.
     
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    I love how everyone thinks that they are personally exceptionally intelligent and insightful and that it's the rest of the population that are the sheep.
     
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    Did you pass or fail the final test though.
    Did you actually pay up for an annual membership? :p
     
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    Especially people who have done a psych class or two. Grading people is the new evil.... every little princess is a winner, don't want to hurt their feelings.
     
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  20. Caput Lupinum

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    I find the irony amusing that you question other's lack of intelligence when you yourself are dumber than a bag of hammers
     

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