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IQ scores decline globally: as a species, are we still evolving to be smarter?

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Surprisingly, study rules out genes as factor in IQ scores, blames environmental factors. Is humanity still getting smarter or have we turned the corner?
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Results in this view: Yes 0% - Convince Me 52% - N-system Broken 38% - N-never Evolved 10%
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By Andrew Herzman We are dumbing down, in favor of the pursuit of happiness. Entertainment over knowledge. Faith over critical thinking. Believing over skepticism. Tradition over forward progression. Willful ignorance over studying true facts. Arrogance over modesty. Drugs over reality. TV over books. Over-confidence over uncertainty. Conspiracy theories over institutional analysis. Potty humor over intellectual humor. Small words over big words. There is no more shame.
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By William Dykeman we started to decline about 1975. my grandfather blamed it on pocket calculators, i thought he was going soft in the head, hell, he just might have been right!
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By Andrew Herzman It's because we are way overworked and underpaid so the only relief is dumbed down entertainment.
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By William Dykeman wait are you saying these kids are working harder than my genration my dads generation or my grandfather who worked 15 hours a day 7 days a week for 15 cents an hour in a basket factory when he was 15? my dad whose first job at 18 was a steel mill? or me who worked on a laoding dock at the lcbo http://www.lcbo.com/content/lcbo/fr.html#.WyYF7xJKii4 thru college? come on all these kids do is play video games they are spoiled! they dont work nearly as hard as we did. granted my dad and i our genration had an easier time entering and staying in the middle class.. but we busted our &sses.. these kids expect everything to be handed to them!
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By Andrew Herzman No. Thanks for trying to put words in my mouth.
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By William Dykeman i bet you do play video games and sleep all day dont you?
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By Andrew Herzman I know you do but what about me?
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By William Dykeman my god i've got a 12 year old slerg
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By Andrew Herzman Wife Beater.
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By William Dykeman weiner beater
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By Andrew Herzman All you are good for are disgusting ad hominum attacks. You're a useless contributor to TOK.

Go hang out in a locker room.
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By William Dykeman if you cant stand the heat get out of the kitchen b)(*&
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By Andrew Herzman This isn't an oven and you surely don't tell me what to do.
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By William Dykeman i can make it one for you or anyone else
be warned
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By Andrew Herzman Don't you have a wife to bully and beat?
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By William Dykeman no all i have is you sweety ..
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By Don Baumgartner Now children, In God's eyes we're ALL Brothers & Sisters !!!!
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By Andrew Herzman which god?
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By Don Baumgartner God, father of Jesus Christ
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By Andrew Herzman Oh! The god that sacrified himself to himself.
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By Don Baumgartner The only atheist I like is Bill Maher
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By Andrew Herzman Bill Maher traded god for pot...both distort reality for fake good feelings
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By William Dykeman fake? why fake? but to become really stoned you need a god bottle of vodka and some pinaple juice
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By William Dykeman what is wrong with being happy
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By Don Baumgartner Amen William !! "Don't Worry, Be Happy" !!!
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By William Dykeman “Beer is proof God loves us and wants us to be happy” attributed to Benjamin Franklin;
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By Andrew Herzman Ignorance is bliss
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By Don Baumgartner It all works out in the end !!!
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By Andrew Herzman If you call non-existing as "working out".
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By William Dykeman i'm sure youd know
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