MANILA - Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque on Tuesday dared Senator Antonio Trillanes IV to subject himself to a psychiatric test, but said President Rodrigo Duterte should not be obliged to do the same. Trillanes on Monday challenged Duterte to an intelligent quotient test, which was made as a response to the President’s statement that the senator has low IQ. Trillanes has low IQ, Duterte says Asked to react to Trillanes’ dare, Roque said: “An IQ test is premature. Let’s begin with the psych test.” Roque, however, held back when asked if Duterte will also subject himself to a psych test. “The President is not obliged to give in into any demands of anyone, okay?” Roque said. The fresh exchange between Duterte and Trillanes started after the President was asked to respond to critics of his appointment of Teresita Leonardo-De Castro as Chief Justice. Trillanes' close ally, Magdalo party-list Rep. Gary Alejano, said De Castro's appointment … [Read more...] about News Palace on Trillanes’ IQ test dare: Duterte not obliged
By Paul Keery Opinion Mon., July 23, 2018 Has the decline in newspaper reading led to a decline in intelligence? This popped into my head one morning when I was watching the newspaper delivery woman make her way up my street. Sadly, she only had to make three deliveries on a street of 60 houses, with my house being one of them (I subscribe to three newspapers, happily). As I brought in my newspapers, I heard a radio report that IQ scores have been declining among people born since 1975, at the rate of seven less IQ points per generation. The IQ drops have been happening within families, with the IQ scores of sons lower than their fathers. These statistics are based upon a Norwegian study of 730,000 IQ test results of conscript soldiers taken between 1962 and 1991 (which is why only males were studied). These results don’t seem to be genetic; the study showed that the dysgenic theory, in which people with lower IQs were thought to have more children than people … [Read more...] about Has the decline in newspaper reading led to a decline in IQ?
The new quiz is being designed to be relevant to the Thailand 4.0 era and to be conveniently used by teachers and public health officials nationwide so that children with lower IQ scores could be swiftly provided with aid This June, a Prathom 1 students nationwide will have their IQ tested, with results released in August, said department director general Dr Boonreung Traireungworawat The agency is aiming to raise IQ scores for Thailand’s Grade 1 students to 100 points and beyond, in line with their international peers, said Boonreung In 2016, IQ testing of 23,641 Prathom 1 pupils nationwide found an average score of 98.23 points, a slight increase from the 94.58 score from the previous testing in 2011 An estimated 37.61 per cent of Prathom 1 students or about 300,000 children had the IQ scores below the mean of 90 points - beyond the 25 per cent or less recommended by the World Health Organisation, Boonreung said Among the low-IQ scorers, 5.8 per cent obtained scores under … [Read more...] about New student IQ test being developed, launched in 2020
Some results of their work: Hong Kong and Singapore topped the list with an average IQ of 108, followed by South Korea, 106; Japan and China, 105; Taiwan, 104; Italy, 102; Iceland, Mongolia and Switzerland, 101; and the United States, 98. The Philippines, Kuwait, and Seychelles scored 86. Other Southeast Asian countries with higher average IQ were: Vietnam, 94; Malaysia, 92; Brunei, Cambodia and Thailand, 91; Laos, 89; and Indonesia, 87. A few countries with 85 and below were: Cuba, Peru, Colombia, Iran, Jordan, Morocco, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Venezuela, Oman, India and Egypt. The traditional way of raising children’s IQ is through the educational system, whether public or private. Generally, the higher a student’s educational attainment, the higher the IQ. This is so because most IQ tests are based on written language. But there’s a method not commonly recognised: educating the parents, starting from the mother’s pregnancy, on the … [Read more...] about Boosting the next generation’s IQ
By Jayme Poisson Investigative Reporter David Bruser Investigative Reporter Mon., Feb. 12, 2018 GRASSY NARROWS FIRST NATION, Ont.—Chrissy Swain was one of hundreds of infants on this reserve who, between 1970 and 1992, had their umbilical cord blood tested for mercury by the federal government. While Health Canada stored the data for decades in boxes in its archives, Swain, who only recently received her test results, grew up with problems that could be attributed to mercury poisoning. Her mother took her to a doctor as a toddler because she was clumsy. Into adulthood, her hands began to tingle. Today, she can’t open bottles. Swain’s reading showed a mercury concentration of 17.5 parts per billion (ppb) — more than double the level that Health Canada currently finds concerning — and would trigger additional testing and dietary advice for children and women under 50, according to the regulator. It is three times … [Read more...] about Cord blood, blood and hair tests show mercury exposure in Grassy Narrows