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On 17 Aug 2001, at 16:29, Bill Spight wrote:
> Dear Joe,
> > > > One spanner, in the works- I thought IQs were generally
> > > > increasing not decreasing?
> > >
> > > I can't really tell, that's why I'm asking this group.
> > >
> > > Is there anyone out there who has the required authority
> > > to answer this one?
> > >
> > > If IQs are still going up, it would be rather a deathblow to
> > > my hypothesis. Well, the trend may yet have to
> > > set in though.
> > >
> > They are rising on average; check out the Baldwin Effect.
> > >
> Hmmm. I did a little web search on that question. Looking at the data
> of one test on 7th graders at
> I did not see any discernable trend. In '69 and '70 the average scores
> were 102. The '98 and '99 averages were 96.1 and 98.5, but the average
> in '96 was 109.
It is a much more gradual phenomenon, the adjusted average IQ's
contemporarily are around 15 points higher than they were a
hundred years ago.
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