The IQ Mystery – Stupidity on the Rise?

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In our digital everyday life, we are deprived of a great deal of thinking power; moreover, our language seems to have simplified in recent decades. Perhaps it is true that our thinking ability is declining? Over millions of years, the adaptability of humans has led to our brain becoming the most outstanding organ. So how important is intelligence to our lives? Smarter people live longer and healthier lives, are earn more on average and have more stable partnerships. All of this can be found out using cohort data. Particularly in the U.S., but also in Scotland, intelligence tests were conducted on entire cohorts as early as the 1940s. Later, research was able to draw on this data and ascertain what became of the people tested. This raises the question: Can we look into the future of our children with an IQ test?

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