American ThinkerAre liberals smarter than conservatives?  It’s an interesting question, if you like, and you can find interesting studies and speculations on whether and why, but intelligence isn’t the same as wisdom.  A person gifted with higher than average cognitive ability can still be a fool.

Some liberals certainly think that liberals are both much smarter and much wiser than conservatives.  Arguably that belief is an intrinsic part of the ideology of the American Progressive movement.  A commenter on this blog has said, “. . . the American people are by and large an idiotic bunch. . . . And these are the people that are voting!”  Read the rest of this entry »

Buck That Trend

August 23, 2010

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We know that, in modern American society, the average intelligence of the population is declining gradually over time, probably at least partly because

  1. contraceptives make it easy for people to choose whether to have children (and how many)
  2. Read the rest of this entry »