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NASA – Children in School System ‘Dumb Down’
What is the quickest way to take the genius creativity level of five-year-old children from 98% to 12% by the time they are 15? Answer – Put them in the school system.
We are born creative geniuses, and the education system dumbs us down, according to NASA scientists. NASA used a highly specialized test that would give them the means to effectively measure the creative potential of NASA’s rocket scientists and engineers. This test looked at the ability to come up with new, different and innovative ideas to problems. What percentage of those children do you think fell in the genius category of imagination? A full 98 percent! Yes 98 percent! But this is not the real story.
The scientists were so astonished that they decided to make it a longitudinal study and tested the children again five years later when they were ten years old. The result? Only 30 percent of the children now fell in the genius category of imagination. When the kids were tested at 15 years the figure had dropped to 12 percent! What about us adults? Sadly, that drops to a meagre 2 percent.