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Leading Geneticist: Human Intelligence is Slowly Declining
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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 human intelligence is suffering for other reasons as well.
According to Crabtree, our cognitive and emotional capabilities are fueled and determined by the combined effort of thousands of genes. If a mutation occurred in any of of these genes, which is quite likely, then intelligence or emotional stability can be negatively impacted.
“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.
Further, the geneticist explains that people with specific adverse genetic mutations are more likely than ever to survive and live amongst the ‘strong.’ Darwin’s theory of ‘survival of the fittest’ is less applicable in today’s society, therefore those with better genes will not necessarily dominate in society as they would have in the past.
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Does this factor answer the question of how we have people stupid enough to elect Obama and other power hungry democRAT politicians to fleece the taxpayers?
Yes, there could be no other answer.
No, some people are just natural born leeches and moochers and need someone else to do all their thinking for them. They are called democRAT voting useful idiots.
How do you think progressives and liberals evolved?
All those and more. Never under estimate the power of stupid people in large groups!
This is not a scientific survey,
to learn more. Results may not total 100% due to rounding and voting descrepencies.
89 days ago
Guy goes into a bar, there’s a robot bartender. The robot says, "What will you have?" The guy says, "Martini." The robot brings back the best martini ever and says to the man, "What’s your IQ?" The guy says, "168". The robot then proceeds to talk about physics, space exploration and medical technology.
The guy leaves, but he is curious, so he goes back into the bar. The robot bartender says, "What will you have?" The guy says, "Martini". Again, the robot makes a great martini, gives it to the man and says, "What’s your IQ?" The guy says, "100." The robot then starts to talk about NASCAR, Budweiser and John Deere tractors.
The guy leaves, but finds it very interesting, so he thinks he will try it one more time. He goes back into the bar. The robot says, "What will you have?" The guy says, "Martini", and the robot brings him another great martini. The robot then says, "What’s your IQ?" The guy says, "Uh, about 50." The robot leans in real close and says, "So, you people still happy you voted for Obama?"
88 days ago
It is interesting how you always manage to connect any topic under the sun with Obama. Kind of obsessive. You must really love-hate him dearly...
Modern media is dumbing down people, especially kids. Some 15-20 years ago, kids and youngsters were still playing outside, reading books, watching movies. Today they are obsessed with their smartphones and other electronic devices. It is no longer enough to watch a movie, you have to text while doing so. Attention spans are shrinking and most people just aren't able to multi-task.
Every time I take a bus into town, I see dozens of people on the phone, but hardly anybody reading a book or a newspaper.
In ancient Greece, democracy and intellect developed, because they had a culture of the spoken word. People met on the Agora, the main town square, and started to discuss issues. Countering arguments was a noble sport, people who had brains and good ideas were well-respected. Greeks were looking for common ground and new ideas.
Today, we do no longer talk, we promote out point of view, without listening to the other guy, without changing our mind, no matter how convincing the arguments are.
Kids talk a lot today, but it is all about trifles, who is friends with whom, the latest fashion or gossip. Nobody asks deeper questions about religion, humankind or the future.
88 days ago
@bish66 Get a clue "Man?"
85 days ago
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