Eureka!

By Matt Nippert In Commentary

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6th October, 2007
Think of a dog, and then think of a rabbit. Quick: what do they have in common? If you immediately thought, "Rabbits and dogs both bear their young alive. Therefore, they are both mammals", you'd score well on an Intelligence Quotient (IQ) test. But James Flynn, international authority on intelligence theory and emeritus professor at Otago University, says that if you were asked the same question a hundred years ago your answer would almost certainly have been radically different: "You use dogs to hunt rabbits." Our grandparents would have done significantly worse on today's ...

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