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#1    Ketzer

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Posted 20 November 2008 - 08:17 AM

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The Flynn effect is the rise of average Intelligence Quotient (IQ) test scores over the generations, an effect seen in most parts of the world, although at greatly varying rates
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The average IQ scores for many populations have been rising at an average rate of three points per decade since the early 20th century

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flynn_effect

I have a hard time believing this.
Could it be evolution?
Evolution is supposed to be an extremely slow process, not something that happens every 10 years.

Also, does it mean that in 100 years, everyone will have the same IQ as Einstein?



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Posted 20 November 2008 - 09:02 AM

Using IQ tests for measuring cognitive capacity is like using a live snake as a meter stick.

It's also a very touchy subject. One of the best ways to increase IQ is to get richer. It also helps greatly to live in the same neighborhood as whoever designed the test.

And Einstein? He brought a lot to the table besides "general intelligence." For one thing, he worked his butt off. So, there is justice in the world after all original.gif.

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Posted 24 November 2008 - 05:57 AM

Almighty89 on Nov 20 2008, 09:17 AM, said:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flynn_effect

I have a hard time believing this.
Could it be evolution?
Evolution is supposed to be an extremely slow process, not something that happens every 10 years.

Also, does it mean that in 100 years, everyone will have the same IQ as Einstein?



Its a direct result of the Survival of the Fittest.

The intellectually more equiped live on to reproduce and take IQ tests. The less equiped fall asleep with a toaster in the bathtub, in the garage with the car running and don't live on to reproduce.

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Posted 24 November 2008 - 06:20 AM

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Itzhak_Bentov

I think his book Stalking the Wild Pendulum touches on this.   thumbsup.gif

http://www.psychicsahar.com/artman/publish/article_66.shtml

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