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post #106 of 130
All I know is my 2nd grader carries a helluva lot more books home and does more homework than I did when I was in the second grade. Although by the seconds grade I could fully write calligraphy. Maybe we were just more artsy.
post #107 of 130
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.
post #108 of 130
^^^wtf are you saying, man?
post #109 of 130
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Originally Posted by Man Of Lint View Post
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.

That's some good poetry, Man of Flint.
post #110 of 130
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Originally Posted by Man Of Lint View Post
Alma Mater became Alba Matters.
The number 1 sought-after thing on the internet for young people is porn,

Like Jessica Alba? Are you saying kids search for Jessica Alba porn more than other porn? If so, this is a serious educational crisis. They need to expand their porn horizons.
post #111 of 130
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Originally Posted by Man Of Lint View Post
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.
post #112 of 130
Sweeping generalizations is a perfect way to put it.
It was the only way to vent my frustrations that Im not wealthy enough to have Jessica Alba all to myself.
post #113 of 130
absolutely, each generation is alot smarter than the last IMO. i'm only 18. i know that i'm already at a level where i'm smarter than the majority of people before me...the people in their late 30s and early 40s didn't get the same opportunities that i got with the internet, google, television etc. i have processed so much more information, it's as if i have way more experience because of it. on the flip side, i have a cousin who's 8 and he's far smarter than i ever was at that age. you can talk to him like he's an adult. i'll walk into my living room and ask him what's going on and he'll straight up say something like "i'm watching some TV until aunt shirley gets out the shower, then we're going to head out and see a movie. what are you up to?" it's like...so fucking weird. and that's like every kid that age, too. they're all so damned smart... when i was like 8 or 10, i was basically retarded. just bumbling around playing with toys and stupid shit like that. i couldn't hold a decent conversation with an adult. my cousins on the internet looking stuff up. he knows how to google.
post #114 of 130
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Originally Posted by rjakapeanut View Post
i'm only 18. i know that i'm already at a level where i'm smarter than the majority of people before me...the people in their late 30s and early 40s didn't get the same opportunities that i got with the internet, google, television etc. i have processed so much more information, it's as if i have way more experience because of it.
The irony in this statement... Also, Google is like a calculator. You don't understand math just because you can operate a TI-83.
post #115 of 130
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Originally Posted by rjakapeanut View Post
absolutely, each generation is alot smarter than the last IMO.

i'm only 18. i know that i'm already at a level where i'm smarter than the majority of people before me...the people in their late 30s and early 40s didn't get the same opportunities that i got with the internet, google, television etc. i have processed so much more information, it's as if i have way more experience because of it.

on the flip side, i have a cousin who's 8 and he's far smarter than i ever was at that age. you can talk to him like he's an adult. i'll walk into my living room and ask him what's going on and he'll straight up say something like "i'm watching some TV until aunt shirley gets out the shower, then we're going to head out and see a movie. what are you up to?"

it's like...so fucking weird. and that's like every kid that age, too. they're all so damned smart...

when i was like 8 or 10, i was basically retarded. just bumbling around playing with toys and stupid shit like that. i couldn't hold a decent conversation with an adult.

my cousins on the internet looking stuff up. he knows how to google.

I'd be more impressed if he were listening to the band, Television.
post #116 of 130
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Originally Posted by LabelKing View Post
I'd be more impressed if he were listening to the band, Television.

I'd be most impressed if he was googling Jessica Alba porn.
post #117 of 130
Has this thread gotten smarter?
post #118 of 130
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Originally Posted by rjakapeanut View Post
absolutely, each generation is alot smarter than the last IMO.

i'm only 18. i know that i'm already at a level where i'm smarter than the majority of people before me...the people in their late 30s and early 40s didn't get the same opportunities that i got with the internet, google, television etc. i have processed so much more information, it's as if i have way more experience because of it.

on the flip side, i have a cousin who's 8 and he's far smarter than i ever was at that age. you can talk to him like he's an adult. i'll walk into my living room and ask him what's going on and he'll straight up say something like "i'm watching some TV until aunt shirley gets out the shower, then we're going to head out and see a movie. what are you up to?"

it's like...so fucking weird. and that's like every kid that age, too. they're all so damned smart...

when i was like 8 or 10, i was basically retarded. just bumbling around playing with toys and stupid shit like that. i couldn't hold a decent conversation with an adult.

my cousins on the internet looking stuff up. he knows how to google.

You seem to be confusing intelligence/smarts with familiarity with technologies or more generally, advancement. Each generation is necessarily more advanced than the one that came before it, else society is stagnant. That's not at all the same as saying subsequent generations are smarter than their predecessors.
post #119 of 130
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Originally Posted by Thomas View Post
Has this thread gotten smarter?

Of coarse. Your asking crazy questions.
post #120 of 130
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Originally Posted by Milhouse View Post
Of coarse. Your asking crazy questions.

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