Monday, November 12, 2012

Like I said, dumbass.....

Humans may be gradually losing intelligence, according to a new study.
The study, published today (Nov. 12) in the journal Trends in Genetics, argues that humans lost the evolutionary pressure to be smart once we started living in dense agricultural settlements several thousand years ago.
"The development of our intellectual abilities and the optimization of thousands of intelligence genes probably occurred in relatively non-verbal, dispersed groups of peoples [living] before our ancestors emerged from Africa," said study author Gerald Crabtree, a researcher at Stanford University, in a statement.
Since then it's all been downhill, Crabtree contends.
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They probably spent millions and millions of dollars to figure that out when all they had to do was to take a look at the results of the election. Not only could they have determined that humans are getting even more fucking stupid, they could've figured out where most of those fucking idiots live.

5 comments:

hiswiserangel said...

I'll comment as soon as I can find someone to explain it to me.... like how to start a fucking blog...

Stinkwilly said...

Hear hear WC. Right you are my friend

Stretch said...

I've always suspected as much.

angrymike said...

Its probably because the gene pool is getting split in so many ways, if someone with a 85 IQ has a child with a person with a 140 IQ, its bound to drop in the child..........

Anonymous said...

Even easier to explain. I'll use a Michael Ironsides quote, but anything by Heinlein would work as well:

"You protect stupid and it breeds."

In the modern world we protect stupid people from the impact of their decisions, whether it is by onerous safety regulations, welfare for single moms, or whatever. And so stupid has gone on breeding.

Given that sex is the basest of animal instincts, breeding is the one thing that stupids generally get right.

Hence the obvious problem. I used to think that liberals would let themselves be outbred by conservatives... until I realized that the public school system turns stupids into more indoctrinated liberals. Thus, my despair.