Are We Less Smarter Now?

C1 – Advanced

A research suggests that humans have become less smarter since the Victorian Era. In  this article, it explains how and why human intelligence has declined over the past years.

Read the article below and watch the two videos included in the article.

People Getting Dumber? Human Intelligence Has Declined Since Victorian Era, Research Suggests

Discuss:

1. Do you agree that people have already reached their intellectual peak? Why or why not?
2. Aside from those stated in the article, what other factors do you think cause or can cause the decline of intelligence?
3. Do you agree that people today are becoming less intelligent? Why or why not?
4. What do you think can be done to improve intelligence today?

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