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Are Americans getting smarter?


If Americans IQ scores have been climbing over the past 100 years, but the quality of education has plummeted, what does that mean?

 

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    Dr Billy Kidd 4 years ago

    I know dysfunctional geniuses. One man is so focused of seeing the world through the eye of a camera that he no longer notices people. Another flunked out of college because he couldn't remember to go to class. Mensa people generally seem normal.


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    Dr Billy Kidd 4 years ago

    IQ reflects basic knowledge and basic skill potential. Can you add such and such. Repeating a series of numbers that you hear. Repeating them backwards. Who is the president? If a series of patterns is continued, what pattern would come next?


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    Dr Billy Kidd 4 years ago

    Groups of people are very easy to manipulate. That does not mean that each has low intellectual skills. It means no one taught them to analyze political events or to care about them. If that emotional part is not there, people don't bother.