Man is getting dumber and dumber
Genes, whichóre are responsible for a knack for advancing knowledge, are in retreat. A set of such genów was discovered by American researchers last year. Although the level of education is also influenced by other social and environmental factors (the influence of family, friends or the desire to get the job of one’s dreams), genetic predisposition can increase by as much as 20% the. momentum toward knowledge. They primarily affect the length and intensity of our education.
Reykjavik-based deCODE Genetics has analyzed genetic data on 100,000. osób, or nearly 1/3 of Iceland’s population. The analysis found that people with a genetic predisposition for longer and deeper learning are fewer and farther between. A set of appropriate genóin occurs less and less frequently. The study included data from the period 1910-1975.
Why are we getting dumber? According to scientistsów is responsible for the reluctance of people who have the gene set to reproduceóin those predisposed to acquiring knowledge. The conclusions of the work of the Icelandiców correspond to the roughly grotesque vision of the future depicted in the film „Idiocracy”. People with a genetic predisposition to acquire knowledge start families much póź later than their less educated counterparts. On top of that, statistically they have fewer children than waspsób, które do not have the right set of genesów.
This trend is not only observed in Iceland – claim researchers. If it persists in the long term, the gene setóin those predisposed to acquiring knowledge may disappear from the human genetic pool altogether.
Icelandic researchers have calculated that in this way theób we are losing 0.04 IQ points per decade. However, if one were to consider the set of all genesów corresponding to education, whichórych are far more numerous than the so-called. „geneóin education”, score would be 0.3 IQ points.
The Icelandic study, however, contradicts the so-called “planet-like” findings. Flynn effect, whichóry mówi about the growth scoreóin intelligence tests by an average of about. three points per decade. It should be added, however, that this effect has the greatest impact in developed Western countries. Which, in turn, reflects the effect on the level of education factoróin environmental – wider access to education.