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Thursday, February 11, 2021

People are getting dumber

 It's a scientific fact.

Recent studies have reported a worrisome decline in IQ scores in Western nations over the last decades, a reversal of the once-hopeful Flynn Effect (named after the late philosopher and psychologist James R. Flynn) which posited a growth in cognitive abilities for much of the 20th Century. Now the Flynn Effect seems to have reversed, leading to predictions of a general dumbing down of selective populations. Other studies report that IQ erosion is not confined to this century but that IQ has dropped by an average of 14.1 percent over the last century. As Evan Horowitz writes for NBC News, “A range of studies using a variety of well-established IQ tests and metrics have found declining scores across Scandinavia, Britain, Germany, France and Australia.”

Don't think that America is left out of that mess.  My contemporaries joke about sliding into the movie Idiocracy, but it's becoming less and less of a joke with every passing day.

The reasons?  Hell, there's a bunch of them, but we can start with the publik skool sistim, a cesspool of everything that is wrong with this country, that we feed our children into, and watch them come out as uneducated, indoctrinated, perverted imp-like dopplegangers of what they should be.

Look at who we allow in to this country.  Do they help us, or do they hurt us?  Here's a hint - if we have to support them for years after they get here, they ain't helping us.

Read the whole thing.

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