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Ahnenerbe
Saturday, April 16th, 2005, 05:06 AM
"1. Human intelligence is largely hereditary.

2. Civilization depends totally upon innate intelligence. Without innate intelligence, civilization would never have been created. When intelligence declines, so does civilization.

3. The higher the level of civilization, the better off the population. Civilization is not an either-or proposition. Rather, it's a matter of degree, and each degree, up or down, affects the well-being of every citizen.

4. At the present time, we are evolving to become less intelligent with each new generation. Why is this happening? Simple: the least-intelligent people are having the most children.

5. Unless we halt or reverse this trend, our civilization will invariably decline. Any decline in civilization produces a commensurate increase in the collective "misery quotient."

Logic and scientific evidence stand behind each statement listed above" (http://www.eugenics.net/).

Here is a chart of the National IQ averages of 185 countries and their respective GDP: http://www.rlynn.co.uk/pages/article_intelligence/t4.htm You will notice a general trend: the higher the IQ average, the higher the GDP.

HammerHeart
Saturday, April 23rd, 2005, 09:34 PM
I cannot get the second link to work.

ikki
Saturday, April 30th, 2005, 02:02 AM
http://www.isteve.com/IQ_Table.htm

Should be it.
The book was written by Lynn and Vanhanen (Vanhanen, as in the father of the Finnish primeminister :D )


Anyway, the main conclusion was that somewhere around iq 85 the people will no longer have the ability o maintain civilisation. Or maybe it was 90, cannot remember..

Death and the Sun
Saturday, April 30th, 2005, 02:21 AM
I believe if the average IQ of a society falls below 90, a developed Western type society can no longer function well. If it falls further down, it cannot function at all.