Saturday, May 25, 2013

The Victorians Were Smarter

Idiocracy's vision of "a dystopian society full of extremely dumb people" is fast coming to pass — Researchers say Western IQs dropped 14 points over last century. The study corroborates "previous research studies [that] have found that women of higher intelligence tend to have fewer children on average, meaning that population growth may be driven by those with a lower IQ."

The article concludes, "The study had other positive observations about the Victorian era, noting that economic efficiency began to flourish during the period and that the 'height of the per capita numbers of significant innovations in science and technology, and also the per capita numbers of scientific geniuses,' occurred during that time, followed by a steady decline."

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2 Comments:

Blogger Pints in NYC said...

I blame the Federal Reserve!

May 27, 2013 at 10:34 PM  
Blogger Iosue Andreas Sartorius said...

That, and Wilson's War.

May 28, 2013 at 9:07 PM  

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