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Why Our Iq Levels Are Higher Than Our Grandparents' | How Language Shapes The Way We Think | Lera - At Up-Tube.com

Why our IQ levels are higher than our grandparents' How language shapes the way we think | Lera 6 months ago   18:41

In 1900, only 3% of Americans practiced professions that were deemed "cognitively demanding." Today, 35% of us do, and we have all learned to be flexible in the way that we think about problems. In this fascinating and fast-paced spin through the cognitive history of the 20th century, moral philosopher James Flynn makes the case that changes in the way we think have had surprising (and not always positive) consequences.

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Ahmed Elgendy
Summary: Why our IQ levels are higher than our grandparents: Grandparents were fixed in the concrete mores and attitudes they had inherited they would not take the hypothetical seriously
George Andrews
Why our IQ levels are higher than our grandparents: Because we wrote our test. :o)
Wes MC
I doubt any of this is true. Unless Binet is much older than I thought he was.
Alex Selivanov
who was an American ally in the 2ww? I cringe to hear such bs from an old intelligent man
Possibly a higher IQ but definitely not wiser.
Mm.. We had Gatling guns during the civil war. The Gatling gun is a machine gun that consists of multiple barrels revolving around a central axis and is capable of being fired at a rapid rate. Gen. Benjamin F. Butler of the Union army first used the gun at the siege of Petersburg, Virginia, in 1864-1865.
Fabio Bareiro
I just read about his hypothesis (Flynn effect) on Steven's Pinker Enlightment Now, it's fascinating see this thinker still alive.
James Wiliams
Adptation in creation
Cockroaches                                                                                                                                      Insect eliminators began in the mid-1980s to use glucose, a form of sugar, to cover poisoned baits in order to kill insects that are the source of diseases. Cockroaches, however, developed within a few years in their genes an aversion to sugar to survive in their battle against humans, showed scientific research.
With the aversion to sugar, the adapting genes managed within a period of seven or eight years to eliminate the poison from being effective. Populations of cockroaches began to multiply rapidly, making scientists wonder. The main question that science must answer is this. Did the Cockroaches evolve or did the Adapt?

Adaptation in creation
The waters in a big lake are slowly drawing back for the lake is destined to try up in a couple of hundreds of years. Some species of fish spring small legs, in order to adapt to new living conditions and survive at the same place where once they were fish.
Fish walks on land!
James Wiliams
It is called ADAPTATION
Please forgive me sir, the phenomenon is not called Flyn because it is a continues natural phenomenon that started to take place from the beginning of the creation of the material universe involving the ability of the species to self adapt (adaptation) in order to simply be able to survive in an ever changing environment that demands it! The Law that maintains the providence for the species with in an ever changing environment that is eternally altering, could not possibly include species that cannot adapt. Their incapability to adapt would have immediately made them incompatible in the environment through time making them in this way to become extinct.
In his need to describe ADAPTATION in nature, Darwin uses the word Evolution for mankind animals and plans! The word Evolution does not directly describe the observed process which is correctly described by the word ADAPTATION! This is why Darwin has the scientific/theoretial need along with the word “evolution of the species” to introduce the words "natural selection" which in fact point out to ADAPTATION however in second place to Evolution. The species can not possibly “EVOLVE” if they FIRST do not ADAPT to the needs of their environment!

Born with a higher Intelligence is only natural Man could not possibly survive or even become a member of society on an equal basis if was not in possession when born of the type intelligence needed to survive in the world that he is born in.
God in relationship with our personal intelligence given. It is common knowledge to all that the personal relationship of each and every one of us with God depends from our True Faith and Love toward Him. The factor that determines the EQUALITY (before God) of ALL THE PEOPLE THAT HAVE EVER LIVED on earth is their gift of FREE WILL (to make decisions). It is with this gift of FREE WILL that men and women are responsible for safekeeping their self-conscience, and safekeeping their selves from all acts that are disliked by God that are known as sins. The social standing of a person, the intelligence given, their wealth or the year lived on earth, was never been the “determining factor” as to a “better or worst” personal relationship with God.

The Holy Fathers of the Greek Orthodox Church for the LAWMAKER GOD God has decreed it and God has commanded it. His Almighty Word and his Creational Command ordered Once and for All from the beginning of Creation, was to Maintain Renew, Revive the universe and Nature” for all times. Through this way of looking at Creation, we can now appreciate and attribute graciously to the Triad Creator God, the Winston and the Providence for creating DNA, this huge “storage place” of possibilities!

If the word Salvation does not include the return to the presence of God...what good is it?
The vision of Divine Light This is what Lord Jesus told St. Symeon when He became worthy to His presence in His Divine Light. “It is me, God, Who became man for you; and behold that I have made you, as you see, and shall make you god”.http://www.monachos.net/content/patristics/studies-fathers/67


The Image and Likeness of God

Understanding the Orthodox Christian Faith https://up-tube.com/upvideo/wkqoR7033Ub
Stephen Mason
Sounds good, full of information! BUT, it is now shown through scientific experiments that the LAST generation has a lower IQ rating, and is many points lower every generation?
mr snoop
they're not
Christoph Trispec
mmmdey durka murka?
El Baby Snail
Twarn't Chas Dickens who pointed out the equivalency of Judy O'Grady & the Colonel's lady...it was Rudyard Kipling
Patrick Busch
Ideas of paramount importance for all to be exposed to and consider.
Im not sure that'S quite true; just found out a girl in my class actually thinks the world is flat
Micky Leinbachy
Simple, gramps just don’t understand. *kickflip*
Gunzmith Dragonkind
polar bears fur is clear...not white
Gunzmith Dragonkind
according to my devolution theory humans are almost devolved into moronic animals,less intelligent then pigs......just look at the american democrat communist kkk racist party and their propaganda arm,the communist news network....all totally senseless
Gunzmith Dragonkind
because they are not.
Rahmat Baghdadi
I know he didn't mean this but to make it clear Quran doesn't say kill your daughter if she gets raped.
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How language shapes the way we think | Lera Why our IQ levels are higher than our grandparents' 6 months ago   14:13

There are about 7,000 languages spoken around the world -- and they all have different sounds, vocabularies and structures. But do they shape the way we think? Cognitive scientist Lera Boroditsky shares examples of language -- from an Aboriginal community in Australia that uses cardinal directions instead of left and right to the multiple words for blue in Russian -- that suggest the answer is a resounding yes. "The beauty of linguistic diversity is that it reveals to us just how ingenious and how flexible the human mind is," Boroditsky says. "Human minds have invented not one cognitive universe, but 7,000."

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