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The Flynn Effect: are we getting smarter?


David Brin


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February 03, 2013

I enjoy a habit of contrarian-poking at overused assumptions. Especially the hoary nostrum that humanity is not improving. Elsewhere I take on one aspect of this cynical calumny, where folks sadly shake their heads over how "our ethics haven't kept pace with technology." What malarkey. What stunning ability to ignore all we have done in the last 60 years.


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Posted by JVODONICK  on  02/03  at  12:57 PM

@David. I agree we have progressed ethically. The documents that chronicle our ethical progression, i.e. Magna Carta, the Declaration of the Rights of Man and the Citizen, Declaration of Independence, Universal Declaration of Human Rights, etc. and create a word count you come up with a pretty useful model of how we are evolving ethically.






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