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.MORE
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.