Page 2 of 5 FirstFirst 1234 ... LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 50
Thanks Tree62Thanks

Thread: IQ scores are falling

  1. #11
    your better Rev. Hellh0und's Avatar
    Joined
    Jul 2011
    Posts
    40,460
    Thanks
    4488

    From
    NYC
    Quote Originally Posted by bajisima View Post
    Have been for decades apparently.

    IQ scores have been steadily falling for the past few decades, and environmental factors are to blame, a new study says.

    The research suggests that genes aren't what's driving the decline in IQ scores, according to the study, published Monday. Norwegian researchers analyzed the IQ scores of Norwegian men born between 1962 and 1991 and found that scores increased by almost 3 percentage points each decade for those born between 1962 to 1975 -- but then saw a steady decline among those born after 1975.

    Similar studies in Denmark, Britain, France, the Netherlands, Finland and Estonia have demonstrated a similar downward trend in IQ scores, said Ole Rogeberg, a senior research fellow at the Ragnar Frisch Center for Economic Research in Norway and co-author of the new study. "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. These environmental factors could include changes in the education system and media environment, nutrition, reading less and being online more, Rogeberg said.

    The study not only showed IQ variance between children the same parents, but because the authors had the IQ scores of various parents, it demonstrated that parents with higher IQs tended to have more kids, ruling out the dysgenic fertility theory as a driver of falling IQ scores and highlighting the role of environmental factors instead.

    https://www.cnn.com/2018/06/13/healt...ntl/index.html




    IQ is a bogus test that is actually racist in nature.


    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Histor...ce_controversy



    Mine if off the charts btw.

  2. #12
    Veteran Member bajisima's Avatar
    Joined
    Mar 2012
    Posts
    47,152
    Thanks
    29150

    From
    New Hampshire
    Quote Originally Posted by cpicturetaker12 View Post
    It sure as hell hasn't helped! Hour after hour blathering NOTHING and tears, often at annoying decibel level. Has ANYONE ever learned anything from a reality show?
    Just noticed online a list of the top 20 shows last week. Almost all are reality tv shows.

    ?Love & Hip Hop Atlanta,? ?Hannity? lead cable top 25 for June 4-10 ? TV By The Numbers by zap2it.com

  3. #13
    Banned Camp
    Joined
    Jul 2015
    Posts
    29,008
    Thanks
    20789

    From
    Florida
    I promise, it is MULTI-faceted. No one factor. A bunch combined. Unless of course you get an injection of concentration LEAD in your little bodies during the first years to 2nd or 3rd grade. That'll is a singular cause that can manifest MENTAL ACUITY loss quickly.

    As a child psych major, I can think of whole bunch of factors.
    Last edited by cpicturetaker12; 13th June 2018 at 01:00 PM.

  4. #14
    Radical Centrist BigLeRoy's Avatar
    Joined
    Jan 2016
    Posts
    36,522
    Thanks
    32198

    From
    Colorado
    Quote Originally Posted by bajisima View Post
    They do say that in regards to seniors, keep your mind active and alert. I do think it matters even for young people. Kids get intellectually lazy if they lay around all summer.
    Three tips for seniors who want to avoid Alzheimer's for as long as possible:

    (1) Play a game of chess every day, or work a hard Sudoku puzzle every day;

    (2) Try to learn how to play a new musical instrument;


    (3) Try to learn a new foreign language OR a computer programming language.


    Keep your brain ACTIVE!!
    Thanks from bajisima and Ian Jeffrey

  5. #15
    Radical Centrist BigLeRoy's Avatar
    Joined
    Jan 2016
    Posts
    36,522
    Thanks
    32198

    From
    Colorado
    Quote Originally Posted by Rev. Hellh0und View Post
    IQ is a bogus test that is actually racist in nature.


    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Histor...ce_controversy



    Mine if off the charts btw.
    Irony.
    Thanks from Friday13

  6. #16
    Banned Camp
    Joined
    Jul 2015
    Posts
    29,008
    Thanks
    20789

    From
    Florida
    Quote Originally Posted by BigLeRoy View Post
    Three tips for seniors who want to avoid Alzheimer's for as long as possible:

    (1) Play a game of chess every day, or work a hard Sudoku puzzle every day;

    (2) Try to learn how to play a new musical instrument;


    (3) Try to learn a new foreign language OR a computer programming language.


    Keep your brain ACTIVE!!
    Posting on political boards just won't do it?
    Thanks from BigLeRoy and Friday13

  7. #17
    Senior Member Loki's Avatar
    Joined
    Apr 2012
    Posts
    10,388
    Thanks
    3994

    From
    East coast USA
    Wash DC just had a 60 % graduate for High School.
    That's outstanding !

  8. #18
    Junior Member Slartibartfast's Avatar
    Joined
    Nov 2015
    Posts
    1,918
    Thanks
    574

    From
    UK
    Quote Originally Posted by bajisima View Post
    My mom before she passed years ago predicted cell phones would "rot our brains and make us all dumber than a bag of rocks." Maybe she was right.
    Correct. I know kids in the UK don't use their brains as much because of the metric system, they find imperial tricky!!, and technology presents the information and answers without them having to use their head. They just have to ask Siri now. If there's a power cut/wifi goes down, they look like rabbits caught in the headlights.

    It's apparently called progress!! The UK education system declines each year. I know someone who started her teacher training, teaching 5 to 11 year olds. She came back from school and was amazed to find out that the moon is not a source of light!! And she teaches kids!! No hope.

    Another factor is that kids don't go out and play; make dens, rope swings, little fires, dams in rivers, tree houses, go-karts (soap boxes) etc.. They congregate in wifi areas glued to smartphones.
    Last edited by Slartibartfast; 13th June 2018 at 09:57 PM.
    Thanks from Ian Jeffrey

  9. #19
    Radical Centrist BigLeRoy's Avatar
    Joined
    Jan 2016
    Posts
    36,522
    Thanks
    32198

    From
    Colorado
    Quote Originally Posted by Loki View Post
    Wash DC just had a 60 % graduate for High School.
    That's outstanding !
    Sadly, you don't actually know that those high school graduates know anything. Quiz them, and they might not be able to do 6th grade arithmetic. They might be frustrated by fractions, dismayed by decimals, perplexed by percentages. Inquire of their knowledge of geography, and they might not be able to name the country that lies just to the north of the United States, or the ocean that lies to our west. They might have never heard of a chromosome or a carbohydrate. A high school diploma has become meaningless in today's America.

    Just sayin'.
    Thanks from Ian Jeffrey and Friday13

  10. #20
    Radical Centrist BigLeRoy's Avatar
    Joined
    Jan 2016
    Posts
    36,522
    Thanks
    32198

    From
    Colorado
    Quote Originally Posted by Slartibartfast View Post
    Correct. I know kids in the UK don't use their brains as much because of the metric system, they find imperial tricky!!, and technology presents the information and answers without them having to use their head. They just have to ask Siri now. If there's a power cut/wifi goes down, they look like rabbits caught in the headlights.

    It's apparently called progress!! The UK education system declines each year. I know someone who started her teacher training, teaching 5 to 11 year olds. She came back from school and was amazed to find out that the moon is not a source of light!! And she teaches kids!! No hope.

    Another factor is that kids don't go out and play; make dens, rope swings, little fires, dams in rivers, tree houses, go-karts (soap boxes) etc.. They congregate in wifi areas glues to smartphones.
    A college coed was asked which was more important, the Sun or the Moon, and she very confidently answered "The Moon, because it gives us light at night, when we really need it; whereas the Sun gives us light during the day, when we don't really need it."

    But I often encounter 'logic' here on PH that is really no better.

Page 2 of 5 FirstFirst 1234 ... LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. A's on the rise but SAT scores fall
    By bajisima in forum Education
    Replies: 67
    Last Post: 28th July 2017, 02:27 PM
  2. Assad's army scores another victory
    By The Man in forum Asia & Middle East
    Replies: 22
    Last Post: 3rd August 2013, 06:51 PM
  3. Gingrich's Ethics Scores: 7-1, 395-28
    By Rasselas in forum Political Controversies
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 13th December 2011, 05:56 PM
  4. US Cities With the Lowest Credit Scores
    By Tedminator in forum Economics
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 18th October 2011, 09:00 AM
  5. The American Thinker scores another big hit....
    By bonncaruso in forum Political Discussion
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 3rd October 2011, 08:18 AM

Tags for this Thread


Facebook Twitter RSS Feed