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Okay, two different subjects that I know came up in the past couple of weeks, but I do not recall where the discussions were. This is not the first time such has occurred, hence, a new thread! Perhaps we can carry on discussion of these topics without the issues of topic drift or necroposting, or perhaps people will just move on without comment, we shall see. 1) A claim was made that people are getting dumber, with lower IQs. In fact, the opposite is happening. It's called the Flynn Effect -- the IQ tests keep having to be re-normed because they are supposed to have 100 as the average, by definition, but scores keep going up. Lots of theories about better nutrition, education, etc. but no one knows for certain why. There does seem to be a ceiling to the effect eventually. 2) Population growth also came up recently. According to the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division, about 48% of the world's population currently live in countries with sub-replacement fertility. Most of the developed world has a birth rate less than replacement levels, with their populations only increasing due to immigration.