The Age Of Stupid Confirmed!!!

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I often make fun of insanely stupid thoughts and idea, often from the climate nutters.  But, it always amazed me that people would believe their sophistry.  But, as I’ve stated before, we’re breeding stupid.  Today we see further confirmation……

Were the Victorians cleverer than us? The decline in general intelligence estimated from a meta-analysis of the slowing of simple reaction time

Abstract

The Victorian era was marked by an explosion of innovation and genius, per capita rates of which appear to have declined subsequently. The presence of dysgenic fertility for IQ amongst Western nations, starting in the 19th century, suggests that these trends might be related to declining IQ. This is because high-IQ people are more productive and more creative. We tested the hypothesis that the Victorians were cleverer than modern populations, using high-quality instruments, namely measures of simple visual reaction time in a meta-analytic study. Simple reaction time measures…

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