There is an interesting new study out about the Flynn Effect (abstract here), which I have written about on the old blog. The Flynn Effect shows that IQ’s in the West have risen by 15-20 points in the past 80 years. In a new study by James Flynn, who the FE is named after, he has discovered that since 1979, British teens have suffered a 2 point drop in IQ’s, while British kids aged 5-10 have seen their IQ’s go up as much as 15 points over the same period.
White nationalists are ecstatic over this very depressing news, since they hate the Flynn Effect with a passion.
If ever there was a reason not be a WN or even a hardcore hereditarian, this is a great one. It has to be one of the most atavistic, depressing, misanthropic and pessimistic movements around. They’re overjoyed that people are getting stupider and furious that humans might be getting smarter.
This is because WN’s, like all racialists, are all about genes = destiny, however much they lie and deny it. They hate the idea that the environment can have any positive effect on anything, but I guess they accept that the environment can have a negative effect. Whatever!
Nevertheless, it should be pointed out that the IQ’s of British teens are apparently 14 points higher than they were in 1942. They’re also higher than the Brits of the 1950’s, 1960’s and even 1970’s. After 1979, there seems to have been a 2 point drop at the high end of age range of the sample. So there must have been a 16 pt. rise from 1942-1979. From 29-66 years ago, British IQ’s rose at a very high rate. The British of today have higher IQ’s than the Brits of 29-66 years ago.
Now, since 1979, there has been a very modest drop of less than 1 pt per decade in the very oldest teens.
And! In the last 30 years, IQ’s of 5-10 yr old Brits have risen 15 full points!
The WN’s are going on and on about how the reason for this is because the UK is increasingly Black. Forget it. Britain is 2% Black. British Blacks are only 12% White. So much for the “Britain is turning Black” nonsense. Racial factors cannot possibly explain this slight decline, nor can miscegenation.
Nor can increasing Black % in the population explain rising IQ’s among 5-10 yr old’s due to early maturation, since Black IQ is lower than Whites at all ages. Furthermore, increasing % of Blacks cannot explain a 15 point rise in IQ’s of 5-10 yr olds and a corresponding decline of 2 points in 14 yr olds. Is there something about being Black that makes your IQ rise while you’re a kid but drop as soon as you hit high school?
This leaves us with Flynn’s explanation, which seems to explain things well. British teen culture is dumbing down, and race has nothing to do with it.
WN’s always says that Flynn refuses to admit that Blacks have lower IQ’s than Whites. Although he is a Leftist, Flynn readily acknowledges that Blacks have lower IQ’s than Whites.
Flynn has titled the study Requiem For Nutrition As The Cause Of IQ Gains Raven’s Gains In Britain 1938 To 2008. WN’s are chortling that this means that the entire Flynn Effect is nonexistent, since Flynn supposedly predicated it on increased nutrition.
Wrong again, racists. Flynn never stated that nutrition was the sole effect of the FE, and he has always been dubious about that. The Flynn Effect of a secular rise in IQ is a fact. What it means and what is causing it are what is up for grabs.
- Flynn, James. 2009. Requiem For Nutrition As The Cause Of IQ Gains Raven’s Gains In Britain 1938 To 2008. Economics & Human Biology. In Press.
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