This I Thought was True
People Are Getting Dumber Every Generation
People are getting dumber every generation. This I thought was true. You may have heard that people are getting dumber every generation for a few reasons. First smart people don’t want to have more children. Second, children no longer enjoy reading books in their spare time. They watch mindless TV and only talk about celebrity gossip. Human kind is doomed! IQ scores are adjusted so the average is 100. When the average goes higher than 100, they change the way the scores are calculated so it goes down to 100 again. In other words, someone with the average IQ 100 years ago is considered dumb by today’s standard. Also, as science and technology advance, children are provided with more and more updated knowledge. Computer usage was a fancy thing 15 years ago. Now it’s elementary curriculum.
Are we always able to notice changes? Sometimes we are very poor at detecting changes. Researchers wanted to know what sort of changes we can detect. They created an experiment by having an actor ask people for directions. As they talked, the actor was replaced by another actor...
2018/10/12 (星期五) 8:29
Frank and Jodie are working in a call center. Consumers call in to report defects in products that they have bought. It is their job to hear the people out and decide if they should get a refund. Sometimes, callers get really heated and lay into Frank and Jodie. That’s why Frank and Jodie have a Friday ritual of going out for drinks at a local bar. This really helps them relax for the weekend.
2018/06/18 (星期一) 10:16