Since we all know that kids today are stupid and modern education is rubbish, it might seem unlikely that, in fact, humans have been getting steadily more intelligent for at least 100 years. But that is what a study, carried out by the University of Aberdeen, says: and, specifically, it says that during the years of rationing during and after the Second World War, there was a particular leap in smarts among Britons.
Counterintuitive though they may be, the Aberdeen study’s findings are not new. They are a confirmation of something called the “Flynn effect”, which has been well documented for more than 30 years. (Note: I know intelligence and IQ scores aren’t necessarily the same thing; however, there is almost certainly a large overlap, since scores in IQ tests are correlate very well with test scores in school and academia, as well as life success and social abilities.)
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