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    Over the past century, the average IQ in industrialized countries has risen to keep pace with the complexity of modern life.

    Over the past 100 years, Americans' mean IQ has been on a slow but steady climb. To find out why those gains have occurred and whether they are likely to continue, the co-hosts of Looking Forward are joined by James Flynn, Emeritus Professor of Political Studies at the University of Otago in New Zealand, who first discovered those astonishing IQ gains nearly 30 years ago.

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