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    American IQs in 1900 Averaged 67 Points

    I thought this was kind of interesting...

    The Flynn Effect should upend some of the smugness among those who have historically done well in global I.Q. standings. For example, while there is still a race gap, black Americans are catching up — and now do significantly better than white Americans of the “greatest generation” did in the 1940s...


    Flynn argues that I.Q. is rising because in industrialized societies we give our brains a constant mental workout that builds up what we might call our brain sinews...


    American IQs in 1900 Averaged 67 Points - Hit & Run : Reason.com



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    Re: American IQs in 1900 Averaged 67 Points

    so, how did everyone else's go up so much yet Hawkeye fans IQ remains about the same?



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    Re: American IQs in 1900 Averaged 67 Points

    Quote Originally Posted by stevefrench View Post
    so, how did everyone else's go up so much yet Hawkeye fans IQ remains about the same?
    Inbreeding



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    Re: American IQs in 1900 Averaged 67 Points

    i didn't read the article but a big reason why people appear less intelligent now than they did 100 years ago is because the bottom level intelligence people are staying the same intelligence, but the average is continually increasing, thus creating a larger gap.

    Also, the unintelligent people have more access to public media, ie: facebook to showcase to the world exactly how smart they are



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    Re: American IQs in 1900 Averaged 67 Points

    Quote Originally Posted by CyCrazy View Post
    Inbreeding
    Called the Hawkeye Effect



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    Quote Originally Posted by dualthreat View Post
    i didn't read the article but a big reason why people appear less intelligent now than they did 100 years ago is because the bottom level intelligence people are staying the same intelligence, but the average is continually increasing, thus creating a larger gap.

    Also, the unintelligent people have more access to public media, ie: facebook to showcase to the world exactly how smart they are
    Called Hawkeye Nation



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    Re: American IQs in 1900 Averaged 67 Points

    Quote Originally Posted by stevefrench View Post
    so, how did everyone else's go up so much yet Hawkeye fans IQ remains about the same?
    Intelligence is said to be 50% hereditary. So right out of the gate, they are screwed. Then when you couple it with the fact that trailer parks aren't a very good learning environment, you end up with things like HawkeyeNation and 99% of the posts that fills that website.


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    So frickin jealous of what they have in Ames. It's truly amazing what Fred has done coming in with 0 coaching experience.

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    Re: American IQs in 1900 Averaged 67 Points

    In all fairness to 1900 I wasn't born yet.



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    Re: American IQs in 1900 Averaged 67 Points

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneNorth View Post
    In all fairness to 1900 I wasn't born yet.
    way more homos today too. coincidence?



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    Re: American IQs in 1900 Averaged 67 Points

    Quote Originally Posted by dualthreat View Post
    i didn't read the article but a big reason why people appear less intelligent now than they did 100 years ago is because the bottom level intelligence people are staying the same intelligence, but the average is continually increasing, thus creating a larger gap.

    Also, the unintelligent people have more access to public media, ie: facebook to showcase to the world exactly how smart they are
    Intelligent folks have access to the same media (we're all here together on CF, after all), but couple this easy access with the Dunning-Kruger effect (Wikipedia Info: Dunning) and we get all sorts of weird crap.

    The internet may be vast, but it sure is shallow in many places.


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    Re: American IQs in 1900 Averaged 67 Points

    Quote Originally Posted by iahawkhunter View Post
    Intelligent folks have access to the same media (we're all here together on CF, after all), but couple this easy access with the Dunning-Kruger effect (Wikipedia Info: Dunning) and we get all sorts of weird crap.

    The internet may be vast, but it sure is shallow in many places.
    Never heard of the Dunning-Kruger effect, but am well acquainted with the Diane Kruger Effect. It has many symptoms, one of which is uncontrollable use of the phrase hominahominahominahominahominahominahominahomina


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    Re: American IQs in 1900 Averaged 67 Points

    Very interesting.

    Glad I could to the discussion.


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    Re: American IQs in 1900 Averaged 67 Points

    Quote Originally Posted by mtowncyclone13 View Post
    Very interesting.

    Glad I could to the discussion.
    Looks like you must be on the lower side of that average.



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    Quote Originally Posted by IowaStateClones View Post
    Looks like you must be on the lower side of that average.

    Marshalltown has that effect on a person.




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    Re: American IQs in 1900 Averaged 67 Points

    Maybe more intelligent, I can buy that, but not smarter. We invent more stuff and solve technical problems better but don’t get along with each other any better than rampaging chimpanzees. I suppose I should give us some credit for not igniting a global nuclear holocaust since the end of WWII but that might just be luck or innate survivalism and not real “smarts”.




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