Study: Smartest women not having children

dancingIn a development that may doom humanity, it seems smart women don’t want to have babies as much as the feminine dullards breeding among us.

The study, conducted by a man for some reason, determined a woman’s urge to have children decreases by 25 percent for every extra 15 IQ points.

What is an “extra IQ point?” I presume every point over 100, the standard mean IQ score.

Satoshi Kanazawa, a controversial (more on this adjective later) psychologist at the London School of Economics, said 20 percent of 45-year-old women in England are childless, but among women with college degrees that figure rises to 43 percent.

The notion is not entirely new. A Pew study conducted in 2010 stated women with advanced degrees are least likely to have children.

Kanazawa, in his book The Intelligence Paradox, doesn’t seem happy that smarter women are saying no to motherhood. The first chapter of the book, “Why Intelligent People are the Ultimate Losers in Life,” states “voluntary childlessness” is “truly unnatural.”

It’s also truly unnatural to type 80 misspelled words a minute, but I do that every time the boss looks over here.

Kanazawa has a way with words (and flawed research). He was last in hot water when he presented ’scientific’ evidence that black women are less attractive. He was subsequently dismissed from writing for Psychology Today and his current employer, the London School of Economics, prohibited him from publishing in non-peer-reviewed journals.

In 2008, before getting canned from Psychology Today, he said American leaders were not hateful enough.

Here’s the genocidal prose from Kanazawa, which, for some unexplained reason, has not been pulled by Psychology Today:

Here’s a little thought experiment. Imagine that, on September 11, 2001, when the Twin Towers came down, the President of the United States was not George W. Bush, but Ann Coulter. What would have happened then? On September 12, President Coulter would have ordered the US military forces to drop 35 nuclear bombs throughout the Middle East, killing all of our actual and potential enemy combatants, and their wives and children. On September 13, the war would have been over and won, without a single American life lost. Yes, we need a woman in the White House, but not the one who’s running.

Meanwhile, other studies suggest humanity’s IQ has dropped 14 points since the 1800s. Why? Because “intelligent women tend to have fewer children even as the planet’s population explodes,” writes The Globe and Mail.

At the current rate of regression, humans may be unable to figure out how to turn on “Honey Boo Boo” by 2100.

48 comments Add your comment

Me

August 9th, 2013
12:35 pm

First came birth control. Then easy divorces, then woman’s liberation, then putting the kids in day care to selfishly work on their careers, then gaining positions in companies. No time for kids. Now who would have created this scenario, and why? take a guess!.

Gregory

August 9th, 2013
12:45 pm

Women have an IQ? You don’t say!

Fandango

August 9th, 2013
12:47 pm

If only the “smartest” women who are not having children, as this article suggests, what does that say about the female 0bama Loverz who are squirting out ‘kidz’ from multiple fathers a rate faster than the Federal Reserve is currently printing money?

WW

August 9th, 2013
12:55 pm

So “Me,” I assume that you are pro-childbirth. Your prose is very “non-masculine.” So by the power of deducation, you are not intelligent. I love the scientific method.

“Fandango”– Your comment is blantantly racist. Poor dumb white people don’t love Obama. I assume, you are okay with that.

Roekest

August 9th, 2013
12:59 pm

It’s Idiotcracy come to life.

Lindsey

August 9th, 2013
1:00 pm

Wow, how easy it is to write comments like “putting the kids in day care to selfishly work on their careers” when you are behind a computer screen and don’t have to man up and say it to a working mother face to face. Leaving my little girl at day care is the hardest part of my work day every week and never gets easier. The guilt and feeling like your never enough will get you but to give my daughter the kind of life I want her to have this is what I have to do. I guess I could always pop out 5 kids and let the government support them while I check out of the grocery story with my food stamps talking on my IPhone. Having children is a choice we all make, but being rude is not needed.

Cracker

August 9th, 2013
1:06 pm

Hey “Me” and “Fandango”, go make me a sandwich.

Corey

August 9th, 2013
1:36 pm

@Fandango

August 9th, 2013
12:47 pm

Please go back and look at the percentage of voters with advanced degrees who voted for Mr. Obama in the last presidential election. Also, he got the majority of the Asian and Jewish vote. Not meaning to sound sterotypical, but the last time I checked those two groups hardly fall into the academically challanged pool. Therefore, your comment makes absolutely no sense unless you really wanted to make yourself feel superior by taking a swipe at Mr. Obama and a particular group you find contemtable.

otto

August 9th, 2013
1:46 pm

HAHAHAHAHAHAH! were all doomed… going out the way of the romans. Reference the movie Idiocracy .

Jimmy

August 9th, 2013
1:48 pm

Its all a matter of good vs evil.
@ME I get what your saying. Evil knows no time constraints.
@WW – Apparently you would rather comment on others comments because you have no value to add yourself.

Catlady

August 9th, 2013
1:48 pm

This was true from the earliest times of,women’s higher ed here in this country.

otto

August 9th, 2013
1:49 pm

Women are just too emotional and trying to prove too much.. we need ya at home!!!!!

Catlady

August 9th, 2013
1:49 pm

Who are these people in this picture?

Devil's Advocate

August 9th, 2013
1:51 pm

I laughed when I saw the photo.

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Julie

August 9th, 2013
2:18 pm

@Me,

Where is your criticism of men who selfishly put their children in daycare, so they can work on their careers? Would you say that about your mother, sister, or any other female relative, or friend, assuming any would have anything to do with you?

Laurie

August 9th, 2013
2:58 pm

Smart women are not having children because they know our planet is already over populated, and they have a choice (much to the chagrin of religious zealots and the GOP). Maybe if there were a better selection of smart men, these women would be more motivated to reproduce.

Redcoat

August 9th, 2013
3:19 pm

Is it good or bad to have children….before you answer…..what’s your parent’s opinion?

Host versus parasite

August 9th, 2013
3:21 pm

We have hosts and parasites. Hosts produce and sell in the competitive marketplace and are subject to market forces for their success/survival. They are also the victims of government theft through taxation, regulation, protectionism, etc. that is used to sustain the parasites.

The parasites either do not produce anything and gain their sustenance through direct theft (stealing) or indirect theft (government stealing and government handouts), or product services as a government employee, or products/services as a government contractor. Either way, the government sits in the key role of stealing the money to pay their salaries, stealing the money to pay for their goods, or using other forceful techniques (laws, regulations, subsidies, etc.) to eliminate/restrict/control the competition they would otherwise have to face in a free market circumstance.

Those in real need who only depend on voluntarily-contributed charitable giving fall into neither category as their sustenance is not derived through force.

In America the parasites now outnumber the hosts and this is generally the case in most western nations that claim to be “free.” IQ is a measure of one’s ability to learn. The higher IQ women have clearly learned that there is no incentive for creating more children that will be part of this unsustainable and inherently immoral relationship that we now have in society. Those with lower IQ happily find a comfortable home with the other parasites.

gtr

August 9th, 2013
3:21 pm

My mom and dad didn’t even graduate high school. I got a Chemistry Degree from UGA and my sister got a Degree in Computer Programming at Georgia Tech……your move Kanazawa-san

Redcoat

August 9th, 2013
3:26 pm

@Corey

@Fandango

August 9th, 2013
12:47 pm

Please go back and look at the percentage of voters with advanced degrees who voted for Mr. Obama in the last presidential election. Also, he got the majority of the Asian and Jewish vote. Not meaning to sound sterotypical, but the last time I checked those two groups hardly fall into the academically challanged pool. Therefore, your comment makes absolutely no sense unless you really wanted to make yourself feel superior by taking a swipe at Mr. Obama and a particular group you find contemtable.

So”smart” people are always right in their choices……..??????…..what a mess things are getting, except for those “smart” folks of course……..

BIGOTRY, RACISM, HATRED GO AWAY

August 9th, 2013
3:26 pm

TELL HIM COREY!! SOME PEOPLE JUST DON’T REALIZE HOW STUPID THEY ARE TRYING TO BLAME PRESIDENT OBAMA FOR EVERYTHING THAT HAS ALWAYS BEEN SCREWED UP IN AMERICA & HE’S TRYING TO FIX. FOR THOSE LOW CLASS PEOPLE WHO FEEL THAT BECAUSE THEY ARE OF A CERTAIN COLOR, THEY ARE BETTER THAN OTHER RACES, THE GOP ONLY WANTS YOU IDIOTS VOTE DURING ELECTIONS, THEY DON’T GIVE A CRAP ABOUT YOUR POOR BROKE BEHINDS. YOUR NOTHING TO THEM BUT A VOTE DUIRNG ELECTION, NOTHING ELSE. THEY WOULDN’T EVEN HAVE A CONVERSATION WITH YOU IF YOU WERE IN THE SAME ROOM, BUT SOME PEOPLE ARE JUST TOO STUPID TO REALIZE IT. SMH!! WAKE UP IDIOTS!! YOUR IQ IS GETTING LOWER & LOWER!!

centrist

August 9th, 2013
3:28 pm

So, humanity is doomed! To be stupid!

I think we’re there already. The last 50 years we’ve just gotten dumber and dumber. Lots of blame to go around for that too.

Redcoat

August 9th, 2013
3:37 pm

Politicians always claim to see the problem, and have the solutions……..but nothing ever gets better…..anyone notice that? and if you point that out, it’s always someone’s fault or something to blame……anyone notice that too?

LeighAnn

August 9th, 2013
3:39 pm

Not sure I believe the “study” as those can be skewed which ever way the person conducting them want to. Having said that, some people should not have children. They seem to be the people that have most of the children.

Jack ®

August 9th, 2013
4:16 pm

I wish I had said that, LeighAnn. Another name for it is “choatic breeding”.

Veloc

August 9th, 2013
5:02 pm

Wait a second…..black women are dropping litters left and right, regardless of marital status…..

Hmmmm

August 9th, 2013
5:17 pm

“My mom and dad didn’t even graduate high school. I got a Chemistry Degree from UGA and my sister got a Degree in Computer Programming at Georgia Tech……your move Kanazawa-san”
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You are refereing to the last generation, we are talking those currently having children. Do you and your sister plan on having children? Together perhaps?

Sad But True

August 9th, 2013
5:20 pm

I have been saying this for quite a few years now. The Right people are not having enough kids, the Left are have too many. Kind of like voting. Liberals are all about the quantity of the Votes, and conservatives are about intellectual and quality voters.

This is progress.

Corey

August 9th, 2013
6:10 pm

@Redcoat
August 9th, 2013
3:26 pm

I am so sorry your reading comprehension skills are lacking. Please go back and re-read Fandango’s comment. As for things being messy, yes the Republican led, Republican majority House of misfits truly are messy. Amen! Bush left things just rosy right?

Bumper

August 9th, 2013
6:12 pm

If this demographic trend (smart women having fewer children, dullards more) is for real it obviously bodes well for the Democrats, not so well for Republicans.

MrLiberty

August 9th, 2013
8:18 pm

As Margaret Thatcher once said, the problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people’s money. The smart ones with the smart kids are going to make all the money. If they stop reproducing, the parasites (as Host versus Parasite) appropriately called them, are going to run out even faster. What then? This situation may appear to bode well for Democrats, but they must rely on stealing other people’s money to buy their votes. Once those who have been conned into relying on government handouts for sustenance find out that the magical well is dry, they will not continue to support those who have sold them into their dependent slavery. Only a Libertarian embrace of personal responsibility and free markets will solve these problems but much like the last days of Rome, it may be far too late for our crumbling empire. Truly both republicans AND democrats have brought us to where we now find ourselves.

Laurie

August 9th, 2013
8:58 pm

If you really consider this a Republican vs Democrat issue, think about the fact that women married to republican men simply don’t want to breed with them because they are sexist chauvinist pigs, so they keep their legs closed. However, women love their liberal, free thinking democratic men, a lot.

Shark Punch!

August 10th, 2013
11:35 am

Liberals: A group of Kanazawa’s academic peers (he identifies as an evolutionary psychologist) have issued a joint statement that he science is junk, so you can feel good about ignoring him.

Conservatives: One of Kanazawa’s studies claims that Atheists and Liberals are smarter than average, so you can feel good about ignoring him.

George: There’s no such thing as an “extra IQ point.” Kanazawa did a simple linear regression and got a slope of -25/15. If you don’t understand something as basic a linear slope, please do us smart folks a favor and don’t try to write about science.

Melba Narberth

August 10th, 2013
1:17 pm

Nice choice of pictures, AJC. Care to discuss the correlations between race and IQ?

MrLiberty

August 10th, 2013
6:07 pm

This most certainly isn’t a republican or democratic issue as both parties are working equally hard to destroy the freedoms and liberties of Americans and their counterparts in England and other European countries are part of the conspiracy too. This is about the state versus you, and those with higher IQs (the higher ability to learn) have learned this lesson and don’t want to contribute more grist for the government mill, more soldiers for the empire, more tax payers for the tax eaters, or more hosts for the parasites (what a great analogy).

This global house of cards is coming down sooner than later and the resulting situation will not be a pretty one (especially for the children).

david c

August 10th, 2013
6:33 pm

You would have to be an idiot to raise a child in today’s world.

Honey Boo Boo

August 10th, 2013
7:57 pm

I am a futur dimbocratic voter. Is said I wood vote for marack Obama in the last election. My words is all over the place. Look it up I did say I wanted marack to win.

zeke

August 11th, 2013
10:16 am

COREY-

Jewish community have voted democrat scum since forever! I know no reason why! The two do not have the same agenda or initiatives! Same for Asian! And blacks blindly vote democrat because of all the welfare, redistribution and social agenda schemes, even though, THE BLACK COMMUNITY HAS NOT BEEN AIDED IN ANY WAY BY DEMOCRAT POLICY! IN FACT, LOOK AT WHAT HAS HAPPENED OVER THE LAST 80 PLUS YEARS! FOOD STAMPS, WELFARE, SUBSIDIES FOR ANY IMAGINABLE THING, POLICIES THAT DO NOTHING BUT DESTROY BLACK CHILDREN AND FAMILIES HAVE DONE NOTHING TO IMPROVE THE LIVES OF BLACKS OR OTHER MINORITIES! And what do the democrats and the extortionists like Jesse and Al say? BLACKS ARE UNDER SERVED, CONVICTED AND IMPRISONED AT HIGHER RATES THAN QUOTAS WOULD BRING, SO THEY ARE DISCRIMINATED AGAINST! BULL EXCREMENT! DEMOCRATS AND THEIR POLICIES DO NOTHING TO IMPROVE THE SITUATIONS OF THESE PARTS OF THE POPULATION!!!!

Tony Geinzer

August 11th, 2013
7:41 pm

I wonder if decisionprocessing and Family Culture has everything a do with everything.

Jay

August 12th, 2013
10:29 am

A woman’s decision not to have children probably has more to do with self-reliance and confidence than just raw intelligence. There are millions of intelligent moms, but there are also millions of intelligent women who broke away from societal expectations and decided motherhood was not for them. Good for them.

Derek

August 13th, 2013
8:48 am

Kids? Uh? What? How? Too busy for kids.

Irish American

August 13th, 2013
9:27 am

It is entertaining to read the various comments and viewpoints, however, does anyone see the real issue here? It is information like this that is dumbing down America. If the news was an outlet for really informing people of the “real” issue’s of today, this type of article would be in the back pages, next to the massage and single ad’s.
How long do you see the human race continuing, given it’s current abuse of the planet? Pesticides and chemicals will make us all brain damaged and sterile and we dont even care.
Nero comes to mind quite often these days.

abbysenia

August 13th, 2013
4:20 pm

For all you giving negative comments. I agree. HOW DARE WOMEN consider themselves to be the equals of we men! Why would they want the opportunity to fulfill their dreams and aspirations!? Shame on them. They should take all that intelligence and use it in the home taking care of babies!
Here’s a novel idea. Why don’t we make it EASIER for these women to have children and still have their careers! Now isnt’ that a novel Idea!? No I’m sorry. Benefits like onsite daycare and paid maternity leave are too expensive. And I shouldn’t have to pay you enough to support a child! Isn’t it funny that even Eric Erricson the darling of the Conservative movement has to work TWO jobs to support his wife staying at home!? WOW…imagine the quandry others find themselves in!?

Aj

August 15th, 2013
4:14 pm

I made the same correlation when I saw the ghetto lady walking down the street with 5 kids.

NetBanker

August 16th, 2013
8:56 am

My female Primary Care Physician has been telling me for years that “The stupid people are out breeding the smart people so ultimately we’re doomed as a species.”

NetBanker

August 16th, 2013
9:06 am

I have to agree with all the comments about the dumbing down of America. Just look at the AJC website vs the BBC website as an example. The number of AJC categories that are fluff outweigh categories with any educational value.

AJC – News, SPORTS, ENTERTAINMENT, TRAVEL, LIFESTYLE, SHOPPING, (Homes and Cars have their own topic instead of being under Classifieds).

BBC: News (7 sub-categories by continent/region of the world), Business, Health, Science/Environment, Technology, ENTERTAINMENT.

If you’ve ever watched a foreign news broadcast it’s the same thing…real news and topics that have an actual impact on most or all citizens take precedent over “If it bleeds it leads” stories about murders, auto-accidents, and the requisite apartment complex fire.

Maude

August 16th, 2013
10:24 am

This is the beginning of decline of the human race! You can expect the average IQ to start dropping. I already see this as a kindergarten teacher.