Skip to comments.Op-Ed: Humans evolving into bigger idiots? Stanford professor thinks so
Posted on 11/24/2012 5:54:09 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
Yep, evolution is a two way street. With a bit of effort you can evolve to get dumber in every generation. Prof. Gerald Crabtree, a geneticist seems pretty convinced that Homo Sap is long gone in that direction.
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The notion that evolution "is a two way street" appears to be an attempt to make all evidence fit the theory instead of allowing the evidence build the theory...the "certainty" of evolutionary is decided, and so regardless of ensuing events, that theory must be preserved.
In short, evolutionists seem to practice what they accuse intelligent design adherents of doing.
I have noticed this "devotion at all costs" attitude also present in Global Warming (aka Climate Change) believers and among hard core liberals like Obama...no matter the result of their policies, they stay committed to their philosophy.
I think as a whole humankind is becoming "less wise" even as our data accumulation grows.
Is their no end to articles about Obama’s victory?
HAHAHAHAHA!!! Nice one! And also true.
In general we are moving to a more complex and dynamic environment, that will reward intelligence. We are already seeing this in the job market where education, cognitive skills, and highly tuned social abilities lad to success. If we assume that over the long-term less intelligent people have less money and are unable to support as many children, then we should become as a species, more intelligent. I know the last point is totally opposite of today's reality, which is skewed by social programs that reward he least intelligent members of society, but once TSHITF this will revert to trend (We are talking evolution over 100’s of generations).
100% correct... The fall of America started with the rise of urban blackness. OMG! I must be a racist!
I think race has less to do with it than a subversion of the natural abilities and talents of individuals.
Some of the subversion is designed, some is well-meant but degrading. And it happens in all racial groups.
“Idiocracy”, where life mimics art (if you can call it art)!
Based on this election I would say a resounding yes
This author, Paul Wallis, has jokingly stated something I’ve suspected for some time now: Western Civilization is on the cusp of another “Malthusian” cycle.
Conclusion of the Study:
Certainly the race is getting dumber...except of course, the really ^intelligent^ types like Crabtree and his peers who intend to rule over us and decide our very lives like good Dhimmicrat overlords.
This is another case of avoiding discussing the “Bell Curve”. In our information-loaded society, those who choose to be smarter are getting much more intelligent. But, in that same society, where a person can live off the dole from cradle to grave, those who choose to go through life fat, stupid, and lazy can do so and they are dumber than their parents. Chances are that their offspring will be dumber than they are.
>>100% correct... The fall of America started with the rise of urban blackness. OMG! I must be a racist!
I learned how to be a racist by listening to black people talk about white people.
Wouldn’t Evolution mean people should be getting smarter, more perfect?
Sound’s more like we’re De-evolving not evolving then doesn’t it?
(note for the record: I do not believe in evolution, I believe in a Creator who has a divine plan for mankind and in our everyday life whatever happens to us is due to choices or cause and effect)
But everything regresses to the mean. Trees don’t grow to the sky. We don’t have a population of geniuses
If you subscribe to the whole Survial of the Fittest thingy, you have to note that in the past century, technology has made it possible the less fit to survive and reproduce and dive once more into the genetic pool.
Natural selection used to be about the survival of the fittest.
Now being fitter or better isn’t a prerequisite for passing your seed onto the next generation.
If anything the opposite is true. The welfare state encourages the laziest and most dependant segment of society to breed like rabbits.
No. Not at all. Not evolving into idiots.
However, idiocy, dependence, indolence, unnatural habits, parasitism, stupidity and cheating are encouraged in our society, meaning that there will be more.
Hard working, thriftiness, independence, clean natural habits, honesty, studying, are all $hit upon in our current modern 2012 society under the democrats, meaning that there will be less.
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