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"Still lie the sheltering snows, undimmed and white;
And reigns the winter's pregnant silence still;
No sign of spring, save that the catkins fill,
And willow stems grow daily red and bright.
These are days when ancients held a rite
Of expiation for the old year's ill,
And prayer to purify the new year's will."
Helen Hunt Jackson, A Calendar of Sonnet's: February
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Monday Night Owls - 26 August 2019 - Have we reached peak intelligence?

NatashaTNatashaT Posts: 1,131 Teacher
We read an article which explained how intelligence has risen over the years, but that we may have now reached the highest level of intelligence.

http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20190709-has-humanity-reached-peak-intelligence



Vocabulary Top 10:

congregate - to come together in a group or crowd

cosmological - related to the scientific study of the origin and structure of the universe

prowess - great ability or skill

posit - to suggest (something, such as an idea or theory) especially in order to start a discussion

lean on - to depend on (someone or something) for support

stunted - stopped from growing or developing

untangle - to separate (things that are twisted together)

puerile - silly or childish especially in a way that shows a lack of seriousness or good judgment

confined - to keep (someone or something) within limits : to prevent (someone or something) from going beyond a particular limit, area,

strides - a change or improvement that brings someone closer to a goal; improvements or advances in something



Do you think we are smarter than the generations before us?
How do you think we should measure intelligence?

@Shiny03 @taghried @Maatuq
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