Note: If this article doesn't scare the pants off you and the bejimminies out of you, you're made of cold, hard stone. IQ levels and basic skills are dropping in children since the 1990s. Think of the toxicity of childhood today. Fetuses are exposed to mercury and other toxins in utero via flu and DPT vaccinations. Every product made for infants is plastic. Gone are wood and glass. Foods are chemical poopstorms. Fruits and veggies are covered in Monsanto pesticides. WiFi is ubiquitous. Water is loaded with lead, medication residue and antibiotics from factory farms. Really, what chance to children have? Certainly not that of their grandparents. The article mentions technology as a possible cause. Yes, let's blame Apple for the fall. Just like the garden of Eden.
The decline is believed to have begun following the generation born in 1975, and indicates that the slow rise in intelligence observed over much of the 20th century has come to an end, says The Times.
Average IQs had risen by roughly three percentage points every decade since the Second World War, in a poorly understood trend known as the Flynn effect.
However, the new study, by Norwegian researchers, found that men’s IQs are measurably lower today than the scores of their fathers at the same age. Ole Rogeberg and Bernt Bratsberg, of the Ragnar Frisch Centre for Economic Research in Oslo, analysed the scores from a standardised IQ test taken by more than 730,000 Norwegian men who reported for national service between 1970 and 2009. Read more here.