Skip to comments.Humans may be gradually losing intelligence, according to a new study.
Posted on 11/13/2012 10:43:26 AM PST by haffast
Are Humans Becoming Less Intelligent? By Tia Ghose, LiveScience Staff Writer | LiveScience.com Mon, Nov 12, 2012
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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Case in point: Obama’s re-election.
And I have dibs on the pygmy pony!
Lots of 'rats running around there, they're just not as densely packed.
Just don’t eat that yellow snow, k?
And any papers the Devil puts in front of you, don’t sign ‘em!
” argues that humans lost the evolutionary pressure to be smart once we started living in dense agricultural settlements several thousand years ago.”
Explains why large urban centers vote liberal.
He really didn’t give any evidence to support his claims. Supposition mostly. I do admit this, dumber individuals are better able to survive in the world today simply because the rest of society will provide for them. So we have more stupid than in previous historical periods.
“gonna raise me some dental floss...”
“No commercial potential.”
(Not for children, liberals, or idiots.)
Are we not men? We are DEVO!
Well, knock me over with a feather.
Derby was fired by National Review for saying that the average IQ of minorities has crashed.
We now protect them, subsidize them and encourage breeding.
This calim is demonstrably false. The increasing organization of society and specialization of labor has placed a premium on intelligence.
We have a good idea of the levels of intelligence of the general populace in many areas and times and subsistence hunting does not breed intelligence beyond a certain point.
Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy. It's inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.
We have been devolving since the late 70's.
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