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Are Humans Becoming Less Intelligent?
« on: November 13, 2012, 04:12:55 PM »

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Re: Are Humans Becoming Less Intelligent?
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2012, 04:24:51 PM »
Doesn't take a scientist to see that coming. This movie, a stupid movie, is more prophetic than I'd like it to be.


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Re: Are Humans Becoming Less Intelligent?
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2012, 09:08:05 PM »
Kurt Vonnegut touched on the topic in his book Galapagos.


It does make for an interesting read.
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Re: Are Humans Becoming Less Intelligent?
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2012, 10:21:23 PM »
Ask Joe Biden and you'll find the answer.
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Re: Are Humans Becoming Less Intelligent?
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2012, 10:32:58 PM »
"Are Humans Becoming Less Intelligent?"

Yes.   :thud:
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Re: Are Humans Becoming Less Intelligent?
« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2012, 11:34:17 PM »
Just look at some of the shows that are popular on TV and there's your answer.
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« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2012, 11:36:15 PM »
Devo had it right

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Re: Are Humans Becoming Less Intelligent?
« Reply #7 on: November 13, 2012, 11:49:56 PM »
And you can bet the teacher's union will hurry along the decline that will be wrapped up by marxists at tenured universities

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Re: Are Humans Becoming Less Intelligent?
« Reply #8 on: November 14, 2012, 10:23:08 PM »
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whereas a modern Wall Street executive that made a similar conceptual mistake would receive a substantial bonus and be a more attractive mate.

Nope.  That's pure B.S.  A crony capitalist, like the goons at Citigroup, who have democrat/progressive politicians - like Barack Obama - in their pockets will get along just fine because they've purchased effective immunity from politicians like Mr. Obama; real Wall Street executives, like hedge fund managers, can easily lose their live savings by making a conceptual mistake; unlike crony capitalists and their captive politicians, who simply use the coercive force of government to reward themselves whether or not they've made a conceptual mistake.

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Re: Are Humans Becoming Less Intelligent?
« Reply #9 on: November 14, 2012, 10:28:27 PM »
After 102 years of Union run Schools, certainly Americans are.

It's part of the plan to create dependency.



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Re: Are Humans Becoming Less Intelligent?
« Reply #10 on: November 27, 2012, 12:00:59 PM »
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Re: Are Humans Becoming Less Intelligent?
« Reply #11 on: November 27, 2012, 12:26:40 PM »
Sort of messes up the whole Darwin thing.
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Re: Are Humans Becoming Less Intelligent?
« Reply #12 on: November 27, 2012, 02:56:49 PM »
Sort of messes up the whole Darwin thing.

Not really.

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Re: Are Humans Becoming Less Intelligent?
« Reply #13 on: November 27, 2012, 03:06:43 PM »
We're not stupider by nature than our ancestors. But as the quality of education declines, we are certainly acting that way.

Liberalism isn't really about making the world a better place. It's about reassuring the elites that they are good people for wanting to rule over it.

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Re: Are Humans Becoming Less Intelligent?
« Reply #14 on: November 27, 2012, 03:14:50 PM »
We're not stupider by nature than our ancestors. But as the quality of education declines, we are certainly acting that way.

The movie "Idiocracy" makes a valid point, even though it's a comedy. We know how to breed animals. That's a given. We have made any number of breeds of dogs, and cattle. If you accept that humans are animals, then it's reasonable to expect that we can breed traits into, or out of our species.

Stupid people are breeding at a much higher rate than smart people. The net result is....?

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« Reply #15 on: November 27, 2012, 03:23:18 PM »
You're mixing up breeding traits with obedience school.

All humans are born ignorant.   Education is key.
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Re: Are Humans Becoming Less Intelligent?
« Reply #16 on: November 27, 2012, 03:25:30 PM »
You're mixing up breeding traits with obedience school.

All humans are born ignorant.   Education is key.

Education is key, but breeding matters. There's a reason that Clay Matthews father, Clay Matthews was a star in the NFL.

Smart people generally have smart offspring.

Stupid people breed to make stupid people.

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Re: Are Humans Becoming Less Intelligent?
« Reply #17 on: November 27, 2012, 04:34:45 PM »
Stupid people are breeding at a much higher rate than smart people. The net result is....?

..what anyone can see displayed in red and blue on any county electoral map.
Liberalism isn't really about making the world a better place. It's about reassuring the elites that they are good people for wanting to rule over it.

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Re: Are Humans Becoming Less Intelligent?
« Reply #18 on: November 27, 2012, 04:50:07 PM »
..what anyone can see displayed in red and blue on any county electoral map.


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Re: Are Humans Becoming Less Intelligent?
« Reply #19 on: November 27, 2012, 05:15:39 PM »
Any professor who has been teaching for more than a generation can tell you that the intellectual capabilities of today's students is not even close to what they were a generation ago.  Part of it is the fact that technology has severely diminished their capability to concentrate for any extended period of time.  Part of it is the fact that the culture has changed for the worst in terms of how much discipline and achievement are admired and respected.  Part of it may be the fact that we have artificially elevated the incompetent and mediocre, and that means less resources available to nurture the true geniuses among us.

In truth, we don't have to be particularly intelligent to get by in most jobs today.  Machines do most of the heavy lifting for us.
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Re: Are Humans Becoming Less Intelligent?
« Reply #20 on: November 27, 2012, 06:02:06 PM »
At a macro level we may be going backward.

Consider that prosperous Western democracies are literally feeding islamic terrorist supporting regimes.

Egypt cannot feed itself, yet gets massive food aid. In turn those fat bellies strive to kill the very hand that feeds them.

Who is the stupid one? The helping hand or the taking hand?
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Re: Are Humans Becoming Less Intelligent?
« Reply #21 on: November 27, 2012, 06:04:53 PM »
Feeding them?  Hell, we're arming them.
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Re: Are Humans Becoming Less Intelligent?
« Reply #22 on: November 27, 2012, 06:41:16 PM »
Feeding them?  Hell, we're arming them.

That's more than stupidity, that's psychotic...We are giving them the rope with which to hang us...as a Russian whose name I can't remember, once prophesized.

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Re: Are Humans Becoming Less Intelligent?
« Reply #23 on: November 27, 2012, 06:44:09 PM »
Ask Joe Biden and you'll find the answer.

Or ask any Democrat.

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« Reply #24 on: November 27, 2012, 06:47:35 PM »
That's more than stupidity, that's psychotic...We are giving them the rope with which to hang us...as a Russian whose name I can't remember, once prophesized.

That would be Khruschev.
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