[extropy-chat] Flynn again

Mike Lorrey mlorrey at yahoo.com
Tue May 3 19:41:04 UTC 2005

In a contrarian story, researchers in England have published a study
claiming that users of email lose 10 IQ points, at least temporarily,
through the day compared to non-emailers.

--- Hal Finney <hal at finney.org> wrote:
> Wired magazine's new issue has an article on the Flynn Effect, which
> we have discussed here occasionally.  > 
> The Wired article (which should be online in a few days) does not
> have much that is new, but one fact which popped out is that the
> Effect has not only continued in the last couple of generations,
> but is increasing.
> Average IQ gains were 0.31 per year in the 1950s and 60s, but by the
> 1990s had grown to 0.36 per year.

Mike Lorrey
Vice-Chair, 2nd District, Libertarian Party of NH
"Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom.
It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves."
                                      -William Pitt (1759-1806) 
Blog: http://intlib.blogspot.com

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