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Are people getting dumber?

Posted by on May. 22, 2013 at 3:55 PM
Amy
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I was just reading this article (People Getting Dumber? Human Intelligence Has Declined Since Victorian Era, Research Suggests) and wondered what you all think.

Are we, as humans, really getting dumber with each generation?

by on May. 22, 2013 at 3:55 PM
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hayliedlr
by JoAnna on May. 22, 2013 at 4:01 PM

I think so

trampledby2
by New Member on May. 22, 2013 at 5:41 PM

due to smart phones etc...I believe that we are, also due to the economy multitasking at work has become sort of a prerequisite.  I used to shout telephone numbers out at the snap of a finger and now it's like wait where's my iphone Lol.

thatgirl70
by Member on May. 22, 2013 at 7:54 PM

LOL I'm the same way. The only numbers I know by heart is my own and my in-laws. I have to look up DH's number even though I call him all the time. 

I was surprised at myself yesterday, picked up the new tags for our car yesterday and I was able to instantly remember the letter/number combination. It took me a long time to remember our old license plate, LOL.

Quoting trampledby2:

due to smart phones etc...I believe that we are, also due to the economy multitasking at work has become sort of a prerequisite.  I used to shout telephone numbers out at the snap of a finger and now it's like wait where's my iphone Lol.


bigmama423
by Liz on May. 22, 2013 at 9:08 PM
Yes!
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by Member on May. 22, 2013 at 9:12 PM
sometimes yea..
happinessforyou
by Member on May. 23, 2013 at 3:54 PM
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Dumber, and slower, and more entitled and lazier. I'm blaming Wal Mart.....

Kmakksmom
by Stefanie on May. 23, 2013 at 5:45 PM

I'm not surprised.

lazyd
by Member on May. 24, 2013 at 9:30 AM
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Yes, we are and more violent.

CharlotteRose
by Bronze Member on May. 24, 2013 at 9:34 AM

not dumber more selfish

merryvoice
by on May. 24, 2013 at 11:26 AM

Yes, absolutely. I have thought that for many years. Between modern conveniences making things easier for us so we have to think less, and people reading a lot less than we used to, I do believe people are getting dumber.

On a funnier note, if you haven't seen the movie Idiocracy, I highly recommend it! It stars Luke Wilson and is a funny movie about the decline of intelligence. 

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