Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Philosophy Wire: IQ, Flynn effect, stupidity

dv1644021Philosophy Wire by Spiros Kakos [2012-12-26]: A new research from the Duke University verifies that the Flynn effect is in… effect. The IQ of all people is increasing year after year. [source: web news] But it all depends on how IQ is measured. Surely humans have learned to recognize patterns and solve “which box is missing” type of problems. But induction has for a long time been proved to be an ineffective tool to solve problems. And I am not even mentioning the fact that the abovementioned method does not have anything to do with our ability to manage more fundamental serious problems. I would trade 10 people with 240 IQ for one person showing love and true compassion for his fellow humans…

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