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originally posted by: Quauhtli
Forgot where I read it but supposedly the average IQ has gone up drastically over the past couple of centuries. It has something to do with 2 vs 3 dimensional thinking.
That said I have often thought about the differences in perspective between ourselves and those of antiquity. For that matter there were times in History where the divide between those in the 'know' and those in the not was a far greater divide than it is today. Who knows but the summit of human intelligence could have been reached tens of thousands of years ago.
The Decline of the Average Human I.Q.
originally posted by: Char-Lee
originally posted by: smurfy
Organisms??? Whose gonna believe this hoky when the guy can't spel propa...anyway it doesn't say before or after!
It is possible they meant organisms it makes sense that way also.(you spelled... spell and properly wrong) on purpose?)
It has degenerated simply because for many centuries we have been extracting from our organisms the Entity of the Semen.
Correct, and correct. My whole post was deliberately facetious against the book author deliberately talking bully. Actually, I think he is a Marmite addict.
originally posted by: Nechash
a reply to: corvuscorrax
140 is a fairly common IQ, even 160 is only something like 1 in 30k people, so nope, not really something amazing to lie about. At least I'm not saying I have a 13 inch penis. That is far less likely.
Besides, IQ tests are designed to favor well read white people, which I am, so the whole test is biased anyway.
As another note, your IQ can fluctuate wildly on a day to day basis, so being able to test at a 160 IQ on occasion does not mean I have a 160 IQ.
The average I.Q. for 2011 is calculated to be 88.54 this is the lowest I.Q. rate in years.
originally posted by: Nechash
a reply to: smurfy
So, we go to Cockney now? My avatar is Minerva, the town I grew up in with her Owl, a creature I admire. And I have no love for German aristocrats. Preston was probably the best of their brood. It's all been downhill since he expired. Anyway, I'm done defending against ad hominem and drifting this thread into oblivion. I hope some mods can clean up this mess. It has all been pretty tedious.
Under 70 [mentally retarded] -- 2.2%
70-80 [borderline retarded] -- 6.7%
80-90 [low average] -- 16.1%
90-110 [average] -- 50%
110-120 [high average] -- 16.1%
120-130 [superior] -- 6.7%
Over 130 [very superior] -- 2.2%
The term "IQ score" is widely used but poorly defined. There are a large number of tests with different scales. The result on one test of 132 can be the same as a score 148 on another test.
Some intelligence tests don't use IQ scores at all. Mensa has set a percentile as cutoff to avoid this confusion. Candidates for membership of Mensa must achieve a score at or above the 98th percentile on a standard test of intelligence (a score that is greater than that achieved by 98 percent of the general population taking the test).
I'm not a trained monkey. If you want a link, google for it.