Western IQs drop by 14 points in last century, study says

It’s not just you. People really are getting dumber, according to a new study.

Research published online in the journal Intelligence on Thursday claims the IQ of people in Western nations has fallen by an average of 14.1 points over the past century.

Study in link.

www.pri.org/stories/2013-05-25/western-iqs-drop-14-points-last-century-study-says

Big, if true…

Q Range
Classification

140 and over Genius or near genius
120-140 Very superior intelligence
110-120 Superior intelligence
90-110 Normal or average intelligence
80-90 Dullness
70-80 Borderline deficiency
Below 70 Definite feeble-mindedness

14 points is essentially the difference between being “normal” or “dull”…

…or “dull” and “borderline-retarded”.

Nothing to scoff at.

 

 

h/t BFD