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(01-05-2019, 02:26 PM)MaximalGravity Wrote: [Image: Iq-test-scores-700x365.png]





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(01-05-2019, 09:11 PM)SassyFringette Wrote:
(01-05-2019, 02:26 PM)MaximalGravity Wrote: [Image: Iq-test-scores-700x365.png]





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Oh good, I'm in the lavender range, or is it lilac or purple?  1dunno1  Chuckle

Cool.

The libs out number us and, they're gaining. The US IQ is below mean 100 now and, on it's way downward, with the increased influx of illiterate people, who are literate in their native language. They will all be on welfare and voting for more welfare. It's the only way the democrats can stay a power. Import people who want to work and they're sunk. Simple as that.
"We were in the jungle, there were too many of us, we had access to too much money, too much equipment, and little by little we went insane."

--Francis Ford Coppola
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hearts_of_...Apocalypse

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Why the Decline of America’s Average IQ is a Cause for Concern

IQ† is one of those things that some people don’t like to talk about.  Yet, for so many reasons and in so many ways, it is an important concept, on which so many things in life turn.  It is well known that there is a strong positive correlation between IQ and educational level, lifetime earnings, success in your chosen vocation, personal confidence, and (perhaps surprisingly) success in social interactions and relationships.  In general, I think people accept that a higher IQ is a good thing to have.  What causes problems, however, is when we start talking about the genetic component of IQ.  After a long period in which social scientists sought to downplay or eliminate the notion of this genetic component, more recent studies in genetics and heritability seem to have consistently found that the genetic component of IQ makes up around 60-80% of this trait.  Certainly there are other factors involved such a childhood diet, early childhood education, and so forth.  However, these are not nearly as important as many social scientists had thought (or rather, hoped) they would be.

However, it is when you delve into the realm of talking about group IQ – the statistics of IQ variability between different racial and ethnic groups – that you really begin to run afoul of the sensibilities of today’s modern equalitarians and other SJW-influenced outlets.  Indeed, discussing IQ is the single most contentious element in the debates over human biodiversity.  In many circles, the very concept of genetic IQ differences, especially between groups, leads to the sort of self-censorship that causes some to wonder if it’s “racist” to even talk about whether there are “genes for IQ” or not.  It’s acceptable to observe that the reason blacks can, on average, run faster than whites is due to genetic variances.  However, when you start observing that American whites have an average IQ around 103, while American blacks average around 85, that’s when you get put into the punishment box.

Yet – IQ effects are real.
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As a result of these IQ clusters, we can divide the countries of the world into four basic groups:

1.    Innovators – these are the countries with average national IQs ranging from ~96-108.  Typically, these nations are characterised by advanced infrastructure and educational systems, lower corruption and higher quality administration, and they contribute to scientific and technological advances to an outsized degree compared to the rest of the world.

2.    Maintainers – these are the countries ranging from ~88-95.  While they are certainly capable of keeping the lights on and the water flowing (for the most part), they don’t really contribute much to the development of new technologies or to scientific output.  They can maintain, but not advance to any great degree, the level of human civilisation, either technically or morally/philosophically.

3.    Stragglers – these countries range between ~80-87.  The levels of social organisation, infrastructure, and administrative competency are low, while corruption and socially disfunctional behaviours are high.  These societies aren’t necessarily falling apart, but they aren’t exactly successful by any reasonable metric, either.

4.    Basket Cases – these are the countries with average IQs below 80.  Most of them are either failing states, or else would be if they were not propped up by extensive foreign aid.  They are generally characterised by one or two core cities with some infrastructure and organisation, surrounded by a hinterland of tribal divisions or areas under the effective control of petty warlords.  The cities (and therefore the government) are often controlled by a small clique comprised of the hundreds or thousands (out of multiple millions of population) with IQs high enough to allow them to understand and apply things like administration, science, and economics.

So here’s the point about declining American IQ.  The listed number for the USA’s average national IQ is 98 – respectable enough, and in line with many European nations.  However, this number represents a decline from the “standard” 100 which represented the average American IQ from around the time when the Stanford-Binet test was adopted in the USA, around the time of World War I.  For reasons I will discuss in a moment, the average American IQ is thought to have declined even further, possibly as low as 95 or 96.

This is troublesome because this would represent a crossing of the threshold between America as an innovator nation and America as a maintainer nation.

https://neociceroniantimes.wordpress.com...r-concern/
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(01-05-2019, 10:39 PM)Falcon Wrote: [Image: uHKmAa6.jpg]

Public Schools are social engineering brainwashing institutes today.
Very little useful information is learned in public schools.
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(01-05-2019, 10:58 PM)Guest Wrote:
(01-05-2019, 10:39 PM)Falcon Wrote: [Image: uHKmAa6.jpg]

Public Schools are social engineering brainwashing institutes today.
Very little useful information is learned in public schools.

Thank you captain obvious.
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(01-05-2019, 10:03 PM)LucyBarnable Wrote: Why the Decline of America’s Average IQ is a Cause for Concern

IQ† is one of those things that some people don’t like to talk about.  Yet, for so many reasons and in so many ways, it is an important concept, on which so many things in life turn.  It is well known that there is a strong positive correlation between IQ and educational level, lifetime earnings, success in your chosen vocation, personal confidence, and (perhaps surprisingly) success in social interactions and relationships.  In general, I think people accept that a higher IQ is a good thing to have.  What causes problems, however, is when we start talking about the genetic component of IQ.  After a long period in which social scientists sought to downplay or eliminate the notion of this genetic component, more recent studies in genetics and heritability seem to have consistently found that the genetic component of IQ makes up around 60-80% of this trait.  Certainly there are other factors involved such a childhood diet, early childhood education, and so forth.  However, these are not nearly as important as many social scientists had thought (or rather, hoped) they would be.

However, it is when you delve into the realm of talking about group IQ – the statistics of IQ variability between different racial and ethnic groups – that you really begin to run afoul of the sensibilities of today’s modern equalitarians and other SJW-influenced outlets.  Indeed, discussing IQ is the single most contentious element in the debates over human biodiversity.  In many circles, the very concept of genetic IQ differences, especially between groups, leads to the sort of self-censorship that causes some to wonder if it’s “racist” to even talk about whether there are “genes for IQ” or not.  It’s acceptable to observe that the reason blacks can, on average, run faster than whites is due to genetic variances.  However, when you start observing that American whites have an average IQ around 103, while American blacks average around 85, that’s when you get put into the punishment box.

Yet – IQ effects are real.
-----
As a result of these IQ clusters, we can divide the countries of the world into four basic groups:

1.    Innovators – these are the countries with average national IQs ranging from ~96-108.  Typically, these nations are characterised by advanced infrastructure and educational systems, lower corruption and higher quality administration, and they contribute to scientific and technological advances to an outsized degree compared to the rest of the world.

2.    Maintainers – these are the countries ranging from ~88-95.  While they are certainly capable of keeping the lights on and the water flowing (for the most part), they don’t really contribute much to the development of new technologies or to scientific output.  They can maintain, but not advance to any great degree, the level of human civilisation, either technically or morally/philosophically.

3.    Stragglers – these countries range between ~80-87.  The levels of social organisation, infrastructure, and administrative competency are low, while corruption and socially disfunctional behaviours are high.  These societies aren’t necessarily falling apart, but they aren’t exactly successful by any reasonable metric, either.

4.    Basket Cases – these are the countries with average IQs below 80.  Most of them are either failing states, or else would be if they were not propped up by extensive foreign aid.  They are generally characterised by one or two core cities with some infrastructure and organisation, surrounded by a hinterland of tribal divisions or areas under the effective control of petty warlords.  The cities (and therefore the government) are often controlled by a small clique comprised of the hundreds or thousands (out of multiple millions of population) with IQs high enough to allow them to understand and apply things like administration, science, and economics.

So here’s the point about declining American IQ.  The listed number for the USA’s average national IQ is 98 – respectable enough, and in line with many European nations.  However, this number represents a decline from the “standard” 100 which represented the average American IQ from around the time when the Stanford-Binet test was adopted in the USA, around the time of World War I.  For reasons I will discuss in a moment, the average American IQ is thought to have declined even further, possibly as low as 95 or 96.

This is troublesome because this would represent a crossing of the threshold between America as an innovator nation and America as a maintainer nation.

https://neociceroniantimes.wordpress.com...r-concern/

The Chinese were great inventors until communists took control of the population. It says a lot about an open society. Who of the current crop of Socialist Democrats is a fan of creativity ? All they talk about is funding people who do nothing but, vote for them.
"We were in the jungle, there were too many of us, we had access to too much money, too much equipment, and little by little we went insane."

--Francis Ford Coppola
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hearts_of_...Apocalypse

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IQ is a good predictor of material success in terms of garnering material rewards but real success in life is much more a factor of one's spiritual balance and by that I don't mean religion, although that's a part of it, but about gaining an accurate understanding of one's place in life, one's purpose, what it truly actually really means to be a human who is being, what is truly important, what is truly unimportant, who we are as a species, where are we going, what is our destiny, why your existence matters, if it does, etc. And one's IQ can help in that but it's not the main determinant.

The main determinant in starting that journey is having a sense of curiousity, and I dare suggest every single one of us here regardless of IQ have that. You can't have curiousity if you have a closed mind and that is the problem with stupid people. Their minds are closed. And I know a lot of high IQ people who have closed minds and no curiousity, because they think they already know the answer to all the questions that matter to their tiny world, and that's why they don't bother seeking anew. Some of them are extremely successful in material matters, and when they die they'll be able to afford one of the fancier headstones in the cemetary, they might even die with a smile, so convinced are they that they've lived a "good and productive life."

Some I weep for as amongst those people are some of my own close family, and I to date haven't been able to get through to them what they're missing with their approach.

But that to me is the antidote to stupidity. Inculcate a sense of curiosity in your children, make it permanent and unlimited, and no matter what their IQ, they will be equipped with the tools to tackle anything life throws at them.
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#19
“ The greatest lesson in life is to learn that even fools are right occasionally “

Winston Churchel
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“An opposing view makes you think
total agreement makes you copy paste “


FD





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(01-05-2019, 02:26 PM)MaximalGravity Wrote: [Image: Iq-test-scores-700x365.png]





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"It’s Easier to Fool People Than to Convince Them That They Have Been Fooled."
- Mark Twain
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