Why our IQ levels are higher than our grandparents' | James FlynnIn 1900, only 3% of Americans practiced professions that were deemed "cognitively demanding." Today, 35% of us do, and we have all learned to be flexible in the way that we think about problems. In this fascinating and fast-paced spin through the cognitive history of the 20th century, moral philosopher James Flynn makes the case that changes in the way we think have had surprising (and not always positive) consequences.
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The Flynn Effect And IQBrilliant stuff.
Prof James Flynn : In Defense of Free Speech : DOC #048Prof James Flynn is a New Zealand intelligence researcher and an Emeritus Professor of Political Studies at the University of Otago. He is famous for his publications about the continued year-after-year increase of IQ scores throughout the world, which is now referred to as the Flynn effect.
Recently Jim wrote a book defending free speech, a book that was picked up by Emerald Press who then recanted their offer to publish citing concerns about the "subject matter, the work addresses sensitive topics of race, religion, and gender."
We are very much looking forward to chatting with Jim about freedom of speech, politics, and anything else that may come up in our usual free flowing dialogue.
See the Quillette article about Jim's situation around his book here: https://quillette.com/2019/09/24/my-book-defending-free-speech-has-been-banned/?fbclid=IwAR1TNFpq1zXQuB09lDUP2ddno2WQ8k0qRZRDP90Rj0A8TmFrh0sdF6L6r2s
In Conversation with Jim FlynnEmeritus Professor Jim Flynn talks with Associate Professor Charles Pigden about the challenges of growing up in the 1940s/1950s and the influences of religion and racism during his upbringing. He goes on to talk about his academic career, beginning with a scholarship at the University of Chicago to study Politics and Philosophy. Professor Flynn first came to New Zealand to lecture at the University of Canterbury before coming to the University of Otago as the Foundation Chair in Political Studies in 1967.