Teaching Intelligence

Interesting article in the NYT about increasing intelligence. A quote:

“…the average I.Q. of a person in 1917 would amount to only 73 on today’s I.Q. test. Half the population of 1917 would be considered mentally retarded by today’s measurements…”

By my calculations, based on personal experience, I think we’ve lowered that figure from one half to about 48%. Good job, America!

But seriously, there are some interesting ways to trick kids into raising their IQ. And yes, a couple methods that don’t involve subterfuge.