“Elements of Style raises IQ.” Did that get your attention? LOL! I love all things Victorian. To me, it was a romantic era. One cannot deny that it was a period of creativity; the detailed trim on homes and furniture, the elaborate clothing, etc. is a time capsule of the creativeness of the Victorians. I live in a modified Queen Anne home and although it is not quite a full blown Victorian; I appreciate all the details in the woodwork and the eclectic nature of the house. I think that is why the stamp set Elements of Style appealed to me. It felt romantic and reminded me of Victorian times. I love the details on this card and am sad that this set is retiring. I digress so back to my quote about IQ; I did not make that up! I found this article (small excerpt below) about the Victorian Brits being smarter than us and found it interesting. It also explains why all of you are so fun and intelligent! High-IQ people are more productive and creative!
“The Victorian Era was marked by an explosion of innovation and genius, per capita rates of which appear to have declined subsequently. The presence of dysgenic fertility for IQ amongst Western nations, starting in the 19th century, suggests that these trends might be related to declining IQ. This is because high-IQ people are more productive and more creative. We tested the hypothesis that the Victorians were cleverer than modern populations, using high-quality instruments, namely measures of simple visual reaction time in a meta-analytic study.” To see complete article, click here.
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