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Seven surprises

July 16, 2013

By Ron Bailey at the Reason.com blog. (This article also appears in Reason’s latest print edition.)

Seven Surprising Truths about the World
A lot of the bad news you think you know is wrong.

Did you know that the incidence of cancer in the United States has been declining for nearly 20 years? That the spread of pornography correlates with a decline in rape? That average IQs are going up substantially all around the world? These are just some of the truths that are well-known to the scholars who study those subjects but generally come as a surprise to even the best-educated among us.

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