I immediately thought about this, which I posted awhile back. Maybe part of why we seem to be getting dumber as a society is that we’re all sleep-deprived idiots. Certainly should impact reaction times, anyway.
(This post would be more witty and insightful but I’m pretty tired right now.)
Again, this is kind of old news, but, it still holds a dark amusement for me- particularly the negative correlation between IQ and fertility (which, I know, is even older news than the old news I’m actually citing, and is in fact cited in the old news I am citing) (have I apologized recently for my bad habit of butchering grammar by over-nesting concepts in sentences?). I’m sure there’s all kinds of confounding factors, but rather than being all nerdy and/or political and getting heavily into them, I’m going to link the relevant Harvey Danger youtube video.
Because, seriously, how can that not be the first thing that comes to mind?
Also, watching this video, can I just say: Holy 90s, batman.