Saturday, May 25, 2013

Important Health News: This Is Alarming - Researchers Say Western IQs Dropped 14 POINTS Over Last Century!

Is it just me, or have others noticed that people today tend to be less intelligent than in previous generations?   This is not to be insulting to anyone with intelligence, but honestly it does seem to me that more and more people are less smart today than even those from my "older" generation... It does indeed trouble me immensely and I have wondered if there are any researchers investigating this fall in human intelligence...

Well, lo and behold, there does appear that someone else has indeed noticed this slide in human intelligence... For according to the following article that comes from the Refreshing News website, at www.refreshingnews99.blogspot.in, someone has taken notice of this phenomena..... The article is entitled: "Researchrs Say Western IQs Dropped 14 Points Over Last Century", and I have it right here for all of my own readers to view for themselves... I do have my own thoughts and comments to follow:




MAY 25, 2013

Researchers say Western IQs dropped 14 points over last century

A new study from researchers in Europe claims that the average IQ in Western nations dropped by a staggering 14.1 points over the past century.


"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," the researchers wrote in the study, which was published online in the journal Intelligence on Thursday. "Simple reaction time measures correlate substantially with measures of general intelligence and are considered elementary measures of cognition."
The results might surprise some. Especially if the researchers were simply measuring visual response times. After all, in a digital world constantly competing for our attention, it would seem people generally respond more quickly to visual stimuli. However, the results appear to indicate something different.


The Victorian era ran roughly from 1837 to 1901, coinciding with the reign of England's Queen Victoria. Some have credited the Reform Act of 1832 with sparking an era of previously unprecedented peace and prosperity in the U.K.
The results were measured using data from 1889 to 2004 and were analyzed by Michael A. Woodley of Vrije Universiteit in Brussels, Jan te Nijenhuis of the University of Amsterdam and Raegan Murphy of the University College Cork in Ireland.


So why has there been such a steady drop? As UPI notes, previous research studies 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. And over time, the abundance of less intelligent offspring would affect the overall IQ average.
On average, the general intelligence of those populations measured dropped by 1.23 points per decade.


"These findings strongly indicate that with respect to general intelligence the Victorians were substantially cleverer than modern Western populations," the study says.
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.


NTS Notes:   I am surprised that the researchers have not linked the POISONS in our present food and water supplies to the fall in human IQ..... It has been almost a full century since the introduction of toxic and brain cell destroying Fluoride into our water supplies alone, and I do indeed believe that there is a link between Fluoride that destroys brain tissue and our declining human intelligence...

It is indeed alarming to see the fall in human intelligence, but I am not sold on this article's assumption that it is primarily due to genetics.... I do believe that the fault also lies in our increasingly poor education system that teaches our youth of today to be autonomous robots rather than clear critical thinkers... That and the severe poisons that we ingest daily in our diets has a pronounced affect on our brains and our abilities to rationalize and think clearly....

I do worry about the future of our species with this alarming decline in our very IQ.... I do also believe that part of this is by design by the very criminals out for our enslavement... The road to our very future enslavement lies in keeping us as stupid as possible....

More to come

NTS

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