More wisdom from the archives!

November 16, 2013 at 12:20 am (Icepick)

The Ambivablog archives, that is.

As part of a side discussion on Human BioDiversity, intelligence and IQ came up. Commenter wj wrote that his scores on IQ tests were always going up. Amba responded with:

Your own personal Flynn Effect!

Actually, doesn’t sound mysterious to me — sounds like you were learning how to ace IQ tests!

Lo and behold!

Has a 15-year-old explained the Flynn Effect?

UPDATE: Basically, the 15 year-old has posited that, in fact, people have been learning how to ace IQ tests. Or at least do them better. It’s interesting stuff, honest!


  1. Ron Fisher (@KngFish) said,

    I was hoping this would relate to Errol Flynn somehow….be at least dashing, if not a little pervy! Alas….

  2. Icepick said,


  3. Icepick said,

    Ron, weirdly, your comment got stuck in moderation.

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