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The older, the smarter. Is the wisdom of time a scientifically proven fact or just human prejudices?

We've used telescopes and microscopes and other technologies to observe things ancient thinkers couldn't observe. We've evaluated the processes used by ancient thinkers for gaining knowledge, and we'...
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The older, the smarter. Is the wisdom of time a scientifically proven fact or just human prejudices?

Per some moderately-reliable sources, IQ was traditionally calculated with respect to age. So if a young person could solve problems posed for adults, their IQ was deemed higher. Mental Age: x ...
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The older, the smarter. Is the wisdom of time a scientifically proven fact or just human prejudices?

Science and engineering respect ancient knowledge too. However, technology has expanded so greatly that the lessons that were useful then are less applicable now. Aristotelian concepts of motion are ...
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The older, the smarter. Is the wisdom of time a scientifically proven fact or just human prejudices?

Your premise is flatly at odds with evidence, to the point where I believe that it is incoherent. Physicists credit Democritus with the concept of atoms. Engineers use principles first documented by ...
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The older, the smarter. Is the wisdom of time a scientifically proven fact or just human prejudices?

No. As you can have teens who have been in jail most of their lives, and released when into their 50's or 60's. They may be "older" but they ain't "wiser" to the world. Also, time ...
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