“Are massive immigration and a lowering of the average IQ in Europe connected? Le Monde recently related a study done in 2015 by two specialists in the neurosciences, Edward Dutton and Richard Flynn, Finnish and British respectively, and published in the journal Intelligence, under the direction of American psychologist Richard Haier. While the average IQ of Europeans has been rising for almost the entire 20th century, we witnessed in the 1990’s an inversion of the bell-curve and for the past decade an accelerated lowering of the average IQ throughout all of Europe.
The two researchers list a certain number of possible causes. They bring up the role of endocrine disrupters present in our food, that of drugs, both hard and soft, the decline of education or even the low birth rate among people with high IQ’s. The two researchers also don’t hesitate to point to the massive arrival of African populations to the Old World.
Their work confirms a 2013 study, conducted by a Danish researcher who examined closely the tests of the military services in his country showing that the average IQ of non-Europeans was 86.3 compared to 100 for those of Danish stock.
In France, between 1990 and 2009, the average IQ went from 102 to 98, a four point decrease in twenty years, which, according to Le Monde, “is enormous”. We note that the average IQ continues to rise in Finland, a country without massive immigration, and that the PISA tests place Finland at the head of OECD countries in educational system performance.”