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13-11-2012, 12:23 AM
Is pampered humanity getting steadily less intelligent?
Our intellectual powers may have been on the wane since the invention of agriculture, according to Stanford geneticist Gerald Crabtree.


Quote: http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/blog/2...ntelligent

Forget agriculture. Facebook is making people less intelligent, mutilating the mind beyond recovery.

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13-11-2012, 01:00 AM
RE: Is pampered humanity getting steadily less intelligent?
I'd argue that we're not all that intelligent without big societies. Feral children usually are very wild and can't do complex reasoning, that indicates that we're not very bright by nature but by nurture.
The exchange and mixing of ideas is what makes us more intelligent, being that in today global society the exchange rate of products and ideas is far greater than any other in any point of history, I'd say that we're in a far better situation than our ancestors, even if we get a little less genetic advantage. It's a good trade

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13-11-2012, 01:05 AM
RE: Is pampered humanity getting steadily less intelligent?
I personally think our society has been dumbed down when TV stopped being entertainment and started telling people how to think. People today don't do any type of research, they just click share because someone took the time to add snappy words to an image.


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13-11-2012, 01:43 AM
RE: Is pampered humanity getting steadily less intelligent?
People in general aren't really getting dumber. The United States are. If things go on, the US will in all likelihood collapse between the Kardashians on one side and the Hovinds on the other.

It's up to Asia and Europe to preserve civilization while keeping the Middle East from vitrifying itself.

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13-11-2012, 01:52 AM
RE: Is pampered humanity getting steadily less intelligent?
Errrm.

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13-11-2012, 06:02 AM
RE: Is pampered humanity getting steadily less intelligent?
Steadily?

*looks at my generation*
*looks at next generation*

Nothing steady about it. Stupidity hit them like a brick wall.

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13-11-2012, 06:11 AM
RE: Is pampered humanity getting steadily less intelligent?
(13-11-2012 06:02 AM)earmuffs Wrote:  Steadily?

*looks at my generation*
*looks at next generation*

Nothing steady about it. Stupidity hit them like a brick wall.
Looking at my generation and the several preceding it, I dont think that generation need aim to high to match up.

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13-11-2012, 05:17 PM
RE: Is pampered humanity getting steadily less intelligent?
(13-11-2012 06:02 AM)earmuffs Wrote:  Steadily?

*looks at my generation*
*looks at next generation*

Nothing steady about it. Stupidity hit them like a brick wall.
How old are you? Like 30?
Arent you talking about yourself.
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13-11-2012, 07:39 PM
RE: Is pampered humanity getting steadily less intelligent?
He should go test San bushmen in Africa. They're ancestral to all modern humans, and they still live a hunter/gatherer life style. And probably in far harsher conditions then they had to in the past. According to this guy, they should be the brightest humans alive today.

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13-11-2012, 08:00 PM
RE: Is pampered humanity getting steadily less intelligent?
Considering all the people signing petitions to secede, and if I shake my magic eight-ball (I sometimes confirm my ideas using it ;-), it says "Signs Point To Yes"


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