My wife and I heard the most amazing thing on the radio yesterday. Some new study has shown that having children significantly lowers a person's I.Q. Sure enough, a Google search immediately produced the following link to a brief report on this study and its findings:
Does anyone else find this to be rather lame and outlandish? Of course, what should one expect from the Kinsey Institute? It makes me wonder, not about parents and their intelligence, but about the instruments used for measuring I.Q. I just don't understand. But maybe that's because I've already had a number of children. Hmmmm. I wonder if a person is supposed to lose 20 points, or whatever, with each child, or only with the birth of the first child. If the former were the case, it's a wonder I can still even read! I ought to be in the nether regions of I.Q. by now.
It seems to me that intelligence actually functions in a wider variety of ways than these Kinsey researchers would recognize or acknowledge. Maybe this is yet another example of what we have heard from St. Paul earlier this week, that the foolishness of God is wiser than man, and that He has used the foolish things of this world to shame those who are wise in their own conceit. In any case, I wouldn't trade any one of my children for even a hundred I.Q. points.