Originally Posted by Man Of Lint
Kids today are no smarter.
They have more information, but an under-developed ability to process it.
An average 9 year old today can talk like a 30 year old, though be unable to sustain it.
Paradoxically, a typical 35,45, 55 year old will talk dumber than the 9 year old.
In fact, the last 15 or so years has revealed a deliberately hyped agenda to dumb-down the masses.
We are regarded as cattle, and are to be segregated before the slaughter.
Teen sub-cultures (aka 'generation gap') created by mother government for this very purpose.
Alma Mater became Alba Matters.
The number 1 sought-after thing on the internet for young people is porn,
followed by music, games, movies, etc.
Knowledge? History? those are at the bottom of the list.
All the sheep have been scattered. The family, all but destroyed.
Does no one remember despotism or 'divide & conquer'?
Are kids smarter today? Let's put it this way..when the global economy collapses and the fake food shortage begins, and there's mass starvation,
I'll know how to work with flints, fire, bearskins & knives, while those 'smarter kids' will be terrified to leave their homes; patiently hoping for someone to cook their dinner. I'll survive. They'll starve.
I think you're making some very sweeping generalizations. An American Scientist article
on the Flynn Effect states that the results of intelligence tests have shown that over the past century, the average IQ has been rising at a rate of 3 IQ points per decade with respect to broad-spectrum tests like the WISC and WAIS. The most significant increases, however, have been observed in g-loaded tests such as Raven's Progressive Matrices, which measures abstract reasoning.