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IQs in Western Nations Taking a Nosedive

IQs in the Western Nations are taking a nosedive.Recent data analysis has shown that people in Western nations really are getting dumber.The European researchers say that the average IQ has plummeted about14 points in the last century. They cited significant decreases in reaction time as being the telltale sign of lessened intellectual prowess. According to the scientists, "Simple reaction time measures correlate substantially with measures of general intelligence and are considered elementary measures of cognition." Using age-for-age cross comparisons, they came to the conclusion that people of the Victorian era were much cleverer than their contemporary counterparts.What exactly does an IQ test measure, anyway, you wonder?It assesses general cognitive abilities and then compares them to those of others. Skill levels for problem solving, information storage and retrieval, and reasoning are all gleaned from one’s responses. The average is 100, 70 is where developmental

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