The Commonplace Genius (What Fun Is That?)

Is Mensa, the “genius” IQ organization, inflating applicants’ test scores so as to boost its membership numbers? “Membership in the UK currently stands at a lowly 26,247 – the lowest figure in 15 years, more than 17,400 below the figure 10 years ago, when membership reached an all-time high of 43,652. While Mensa has a worldwide membership of 98,861, British Mensa, the heart and home of the society, is in a very sorry state indeed. So what has gone wrong? Well, pretty much everything…”