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What is Intelligence?

Human Intelligence Intelligence can be defined as a general mental ability for reasoning, problem solving, and learning. Because of its general nature, intelligence integrates cognitive functions such as perception, attention, memory, language, or planning. __ https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3181994/ Definitions of intelligence tend … Continue reading

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Scholastic Aptitude: Can Blacks Ever Rise to Equal Others?

The Scholastic Aptitude Test has for decades shown a stark gap between scores by black students and scores of other ethnic and racial groups. No matter what is done, nothing seems to help to even the score. Will blacks ever … Continue reading

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Higher IQ Necessary but Not Sufficient

Since the days of Arthur Jensen, scientists have known that a high IQ is necessary for succeeding in difficult fields — but is not sufficient. (via) We continue to be reminded over the years that something “extra” in addition to … Continue reading

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How Can We Explain the Coming European Idiocracy?

This post is a follow-on to yesterday’s article on the recent PNAS finding of a “reverse Flynn Effect” in Norway. IQs appear to be similarly falling in France, the Netherlands, Finland, Denmark, and elsewhere in Europe. Yesterday we looked at … Continue reading

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Dumb and Dumber: Flynn Effect Retreats in Earnest

Why Are Children Now Less Intelligent? “Take 14-year-olds in Britain. What 25% could do back in 1994, now only 5% can do,” Shayer added, citing maths and science tests. __ Why IQ Levels Are Falling Multiple studies have demonstrated a … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Idiocracy: Lynn and Flynn Agree

Scientists Richard Lynn and James Flynn are well known for their discovery of the Lynn-Flynn effect. First Lynn and then Flynn independently discovered that average IQ test scores in industrial nations were rising during the mid to late 20th century. … Continue reading

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Choose Your Future: Superhuman, or Superfluous Human?

“Relatively small changes in genes, hormones and neurons,” he points out, “were enough to transform Homo erectus — who could produce nothing more impressive than flint knives — into Homo sapiens, who produce spaceships and computers.” Why should we assume … Continue reading

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Idiots Think in Words: A Global Revolt Against Pseudo-Experts

Human Intelligence Manifests in Multiple Ways I often say that a mathematician thinks in numbers, a lawyer in laws, and an idiot thinks in words. These words don’t amount to anything. I think you have to draw the conclusion that … Continue reading

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Why are Some Nations Rich and Others Poor?

Judging only by wealth per capita, most people might choose to live in Switzerland, Lichtenstein, or Luxembourg. But residency is tightly restricted in the smaller two nations of the three, and gaining permanent residency is Switzerland is not particularly easy. … Continue reading

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Core v. Periphery VS. IQ and the Wealth of Nations

Core v. Periphery The world can be perceived as a core / periphery dichotomy where core countries are characterized by high levels of development, a capacity at innovation and a convergence of trade flows. The core has a level of … Continue reading

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How Stupid is Too Stupid?

Too Stupid for What? Consider that Russia wants to bring nuclear power plants to sub Saharan Africa. Given the crucial roles of maintenance and intelligent monitoring to nuclear plant safety, would building nuclear power plants in Africa be a good … Continue reading

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Is Nuclear Power Really the Safest Form of Energy?

Historically, nuclear energy has proven the safest form of power generation in the nation-states that have implemented it. In countries such as France, Germany, the US, the UK, etc., nuclear energy has shown itself to be very safe. Contrary to … Continue reading

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Educational Success Is In the Genes: IQ, Self-Efficacy, Personality and More

There are many reasons why success seems to run in families. One of the reasons is the inheritance of genetic predispositions to success, such as intelligence, self-discipline, positive personality styles, and more. A recent study published in PNAS looked at … Continue reading

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Human Biodiversity: A Troublesome and Inconvenient Inheritance

Update: No one should be surprised that the NYT is unable to live with a reporter who can handle the truth. After more than 30 years of solid science reporting, the NY Times is forcing Nicholas Wade to leave the … Continue reading

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Are Blacks Too Stupid to be Allowed to Vote in Elections of Advanced Nations? No, But . . .

The short answer is “no.” As you can see by the graphic above, there is significant overlap between the IQ distributions of the crude groupings of “black,” “hispanic,” “white,” and “asian,” in North America. The global map below displays the … Continue reading

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IQ Differences Between Groups, Academic Testing, and Society’s Future

The overlapping IQ distributions by race above demonstrate the simple stratification of normal distributions which appears repeatedly, when such comparisons are made. As we will see below, the same type of group stratification appears when evaluating standard testing academic assessment … Continue reading

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Long Time Passing: Where Have All the Geniuses Gone?

Scholars who study genius — far from geniuses themselves — claim that humans only came to revere genius when they lost their belief in God or gods. Humans seem to need to “believe” in something, so it may as well … Continue reading

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What is the IQ Breaking Point?

How Low Can Average IQ Go Before Countries Fail? Blogger Staffan looks at this issue from the standpoint of the correlations of IQ with multiple societal variables — (via HBDChick) — , including education, number of scientists and engineers, per … Continue reading

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