Are We Getting Smarter?

When I was a kid, I scored fairly well on IQ and aptitude tests. I have an extensive education. I’ve got 51 years under my belt (I’ve got a lot of belt), twenty years of marriage, four kids, and I’m an avid student of philosophy.

And I’m an idiot.

I’m not talking false modesty here. Most of you know exactly what I mean. For all my intelligence, experience, and education, I’m clueless about an awful lot. I know nothing about military history, or most of economics … heck, there are …

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