Simple Reaction Time Data

There has been a story trending recently in the news about the Victorians being cleverer than us. I've been following this story since Bruce Charlton broke it in February of 2012. I've never been that impressed, but I've thought about looking up the data to see if its as overblown as it sounds. I still haven't done that, but William Briggs does provide us with a scatterplot from the paper:

Intelligence and reaction times Woodley et al.Nice model-fitting boys. Keep up the good work.