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Leading professionals are becoming less intelligent, researchers said yesterday. Lawyers, doctors, accountants and bankers were all cleverer a generation ago, a study found.
...places [in higher educaton, since the 1970s] were filled by those from wealthier families - who were not always as naturally gifted.
Researchers from Bristol University based their findings on IQ tests...they found a decline in IQ among those in the best-rewarded and highest-status professions between 2 generations
Originally posted by silent thunder
Well, this bears out my own anecdotal feelings about things...the truly "best and brightest" are alluered by the prospects of finance, where they put their big brains and elite deplomas to work draining granny's pension fund and generally drinking everyone's milkshake.
Originally posted by John_Q_Llama
From my point of view, all that intelligence has been shifted over to the financial sector where the brains have concocted all sorts of ways to swindle folks out of their money. Mind you, the people having their wallets emptied aren't all that bright, unfortunately, but it takes a clever scheme to garner attention and, in the end, profit.
Originally posted by space cadet
reply to post by silent thunder
I am stunned at the lack of knowledge my doctor has, or the others in that office. They rely on the computer to tell them what is going on, entering the symptoms and waiting on an answer. I was suffering terribly with a skin condition that began after a bug bite. Intially the computer was telling them to treat me with benadryl, then an epi shot, another epi shot, a third epi shot, then they didn't have a clue. I went home after the third office visit (300.00 worth of visits by the way) and through the wonder of google, I found out what was happening. I had a rare condition call dermotographism. I went back to the doctor with my printed findings, and wala, I was right, now I get the right treatment.