I’m back from the laundry, I’ve sent out my Newswithviews column… and throughout the Western world, we are told, IQ levels are falling. I do not mean to imply a correlation. It’s not my fault, honest.
A study by Norwegian scientists reports that IQ levels have been falling consistently since 1975 (http://www.theweek.co.uk/94224/why-iq-levels-are-falling). Uh-oh. But it’s not just Norway. In the UK, remarks one scientist, “What 25% [of science and math students] could do in 1994, now only 5% can do.”
Is it okay for us to say “We told you so”?
They don’t know why people are getting dumber, maybe the tests are at fault, they hope, or maybe it’s smart phones and video games and other high-tech gizmos “hindering the development of young people.”
Have any of these folks had a look at our schools and colleges, our movies and TV, lately? Consume enough “education” and “entertainment,” and you’re probably lucky if you have any IQ at all. How smart are you going to get, wallowing in Gender Studies? Watching movies based on freakin’ comic books? Reading (if that’s the word for it) “graphic novels” instead of real books? That is, if you’re reading anything at all.
Welcome to Stupidworld.