Why Are We Getting Dumber? – via commentary.org
There’s a reason it feels as if all the people around you are getting dumber: They are. A study published this month in the journal Intelligence found that American IQs are dropping for the first time in ages. An analysis of 394,378 scores on intelligence tests taken between 2006 and 2018 showed that IQs had fallen in every category except for spatial reasoning. In logic and vocabulary, computation and mathematics, and visual problem-solving and analogies, scores dropped. This reverses the so-called Flynn effect, which previously described a steady rise in IQ since 1932. And the slide was steepest among 18- to 22-year-olds, which is particularly alarming, as intelligence researchers usually expect younger generations to have better IQ scores than older ones. (read more)
Never mind these mental titans of the past, we now have deranged shitwits dictating their own choice version of insanity upon society with their stupidity and dumbfoolery that they make Beavis & Butthead look like geniuses.
But there is a better way…and its been before us forever…
Beauty is vanishing from our world because we live as though it did not matter….beauty is an ultimate value – something that we pursue for its own sake, and for the pursuit of which no further reason need be given. Beauty should therefore be compared to truth and goodness, one member of a trio of ultimate values which justify our rational inclinations.
– Sir Roger Scruton, On Beauty
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