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Post time 2014-1-21 18:58:26 |Display all floors
Black.Tea Post time: 2014-1-17 10:53
I don't mind that genetically unintelligent people like you exist; what I do mind is not being abl ...

Hey Trans; what you fail to address is the importance of upbringing,culture,  lifestyle, opportunity, privilege & environment on "perceived" intelligence.

In the UK we refer to certain individuals as "upper class twits," why? Because having benefited from the best education possible and all the advantages that brings, qualifying individuals often fail to hold a grain of common sense between them. We also refer to those individuals as politicians.  

You equally fail to acknowledge that two individuals of seemingly "low" intelligence can have highly successful and bright children with decent levels of educational attainment. In fact, this is fairly common in societies with high levels of social mobility.

I presume you are using IQ as the primary determinant for intelligence. This in itself has been discredited for several reasons - not least in that it only measures certain forms of cognition linked with abstract thinking and not broader determinants of ability - given that IQ scores can also improve with practice, is this really a valid measure of anything?   

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Post time 2016-5-25 16:03:24 |Display all floors
Flynn effect: we are all getting smarter.  Case closed.

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verdane Post time: 2014-1-21 18:58
Hey Trans; what you fail to address is the importance of upbringing,culture,  lifestyle, opportuni ...

Well said.

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vk3ukf Post time: 2014-1-18 08:17
The middle of last century was supposedly the peak for human I.Q. as a species. It may change, but i ...

So, we just need more world education to make us all smart again.  Free universal education for all.

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