Skip to comments.Leading Geneticist: Human Intelligence is Slowly Declining (OPE alert)
Posted on 02/18/2013 6:13:51 AM PST by Perdogg
Would you be surprised to hear that the human race is slowly becoming dumber, and dumber? Despite our advancements over the last tens or even hundreds of years, some experts believe that humans are losing cognitive capabilities and becoming more emotionally unstable. One Stanford University researcher and geneticist, Dr. Gerald Crabtree, believes that our intellectual decline as a race has much to do with adverse genetic mutations. But there is more to it than that.
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Well then, only government officials, government workers, and academics should be allowed to have children. I suppose.
The smart babies with moms who are in professional careers are being killed before they make it out of the womb.
It’s them thar pesticides and fluoride in the water. Who knew?
With Obama having been re-elected to a second term and seeing the popularity of shows like “Keeping up with the Kardashians” and “Housewives of xyz,” who could possibly disagree with this assessment of the American public?
My husband and I often lament that we are an island of wisdom in a sea of stupidity.
One attorney, Paul Beeber, NYSCOF President, weighs in on the research by saying:
Is this because there are more stupid people per capita, or because these days, they are more likely to leave a mark? Consider that earlier, less intelligent people would have their writings or other records kept. We are more likely to find the letters of Thomas Jefferson than the ramblings of Willie, the village idiot. Today, as evidenced by the postings on various websites, idiots are now just as communicative, if not more, than their smarter counterparts.
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Entertainment is more important than education.
I would wager that if an average citizen from Athens of 1000 BC were to appear suddenly among us, he or she would be among the brightest and most intellectually alive of our colleagues and companions, with a good memory, a broad range of ideas, and a clear-sighted view of important issues. Furthermore, I would guess that he or she would be among the most emotionally stable of our friends and colleagues, the geneticist began his article in the scientific journal Trends in Genetics.
Welfare countries have simply created government funded breeding programs for the least qualified people to have children, while those most qualified are tax slaves and unable to afford kids. This has done more to instigate the decline than any other single variable. This is simply my own observation formulated a decade or more ago.
Not one of the reasons listed suggests that it could be our educational system...the most obvious place to begin looking. Definitely a lack of intelligence on the part of those doing the study, I’d say.
Don’ know ‘bou ‘dat, but I think it has SUMthin’ t’do wit’ the 2nd Law of Thermodynamics.
I think science calls it the second law of thermodynamics and it applies to everything in the universe except the evolution of man.
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