Straight Line of the Day: A New Study Shows IQ Scores Decreasing. Possible Causes…

Posted on August 25, 2014 12:00 pm

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A new study shows that IQ scores are decreasing. Possible causes…

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32 Responses to “Straight Line of the Day: A New Study Shows IQ Scores Decreasing. Possible Causes…”

  1. Bob B says:

    …duh – I dunno…

    …teaching to the test ignores all the other letters…

    …being smart is just too painful anymore…

  2. Burt says:

    …Global Warming (or the belief in it)

  3. Bob B says:

    …Common Core.

  4. c64wood says:

    …the number of people taking IQ tests is decreasing

  5. Burt says:

    …the commonly practiced form of child abuse known politely as public education.

  6. Burt says:

    …Arne Duncan.

  7. DamnCat says:

    …not sure – let me ask my Magic 8-Ball.

    …new school lunchs.

    …kids these days.

  8. Burt says:

    …more stringent OSHA regulations allow the stupid people to survive and breed.

  9. Burt says:

    …the Welfare State keeps worthless citizens alive.

  10. Nucking Futs says:

    … calculators
    … ipad/ipod/kendle/notebook….. smart devices don’t make kids think
    … George Bush’s fault (in this case, there may be some truth to that sarcasm)

  11. Bob B says:

    …the cancellation of “Firefly”.

  12. DamnCat says:

    Whatever you do don’t blame the teachers’ union or your house will be surrounded by protesters with misspelled signs.

  13. Anchorman says:

    A New Study Shows IQ Scores Decreasing. Here are the Eight Absolutely Insane Possible Causes!

  14. Chip says:

    …. Boooooosssssshhhh!!!!!

    … The Koch Brothers!

    … Global Climate Change. Their tiny little developing brains are being cooked right inside their skulls.

    … What does it matter?

    … Depends on what the definition of Is is.

  15. FormerHostage says:

    …have been narrowed to three major points:
    1. Short attention span

  16. FormerHostage says:


  17. Mark L. says:

    ABC, NBC, CBS, PBS, MSLSD, CNN, etc.

  18. FormerHostage says:

    …well let’s see;
    Obama was elected twice,
    Miley Cyrus and Robin Thicke are considered talented,
    Feminists believe that the biggest issue facing them is having to pay for birth control,
    50% of voters belive that ObamaCare is the law of the land but the Constitution is a living document….
    …heck, I’m surprised that the scores are as high as they are!

  19. FormerHostage says:

    …not being adjusted for inflation.

  20. ConnecticutCompromise says:

    ….There is no longer a need to achieve, since we all get a trophy for showing up.

  21. ConnecticutCompromise says:

    …..Legalized marijuana. Less people are getting off the couch to take an I.Q. test.

  22. JN says:

    “Massive immigration from the Third world” + “Smart people having less children” = ??????

  23. ConnecticutCompromise says:

    …The questions are grammatically correct and often include more than 120 characters.

  24. NO_MO_BAMA says:

    A new study shows that IQ scores are decreasing. Possible causes are teachers unions, in other words, the plan is working perfectly.

  25. Bob in Feenicks says:

    …Answering ‘no’ to the question “Do you believe in global warming” on the test results in an automatic failure.

    …The fact that more than half of the population has below average intelligence. -And that the people grading the tests don’t understand the concept of ‘average’.

  26. Jeff in South Dakota says:

    Banning sugar from school snacks; ahhh sugar, the sweet elixir of life.

  27. Jeff in South Dakota says:

    Is the answer racism?

  28. Jeff in South Dakota says:

    I blame the theory of evolution. Evolution does not necessarily reward intelligence. With no natural predators to thin the herd, it began to simply reward those who reproduced the most, and left the intelligent to become an endangered species. Damn you Darwin!

  29. DamnCat says:

    @Jeff in South Dakota – The answer is always racism.

    TEACHER: “Johnny, what is 3 + 2?”
    JOHNNY: “Racism.”
    TEACHER: “Very good!”

  30. Writer says:

    … listening to Obama’s speeches (which is why I don’t).

  31. Keith Arnold says:

    … Brawndo.

  32. Dohtimes says:

    …forgot to credit Keith Olbermann with an IQ of 1.

    …Basil has been too busy watching MST3K and Doctor Who to continue to rescue mankind from it’s foibles.

    …lost in translation: the real message is “Ignorance be upon you”.

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