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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Just ask President Comacho.
Thanks for playing along everybody, I needed a break! Information overload. I’ve been BENGHAZIED!!
Now just follow the bouncing generals, where did the Black Ball go?
(Had to look up some of those big words.)(many laughs)
Let me posit a theory I heard 30 years or more ago from an ancient old time Doctor I had a chance discussion with. He similarly maintained that the present “younger generation” 30 years ago were brainless in his view because starting in the mid-40’s TPTB started fortifying bread, milk, juice and pretty much everything with extra vitamins. Prior to that most males were 5’ something, and what happened is now we have most males getting to 6’ and over, with strong builds. He said the body keeps getting bigger and better, to the detriment of the development of the brain of its intellectual growth. Crackpot, or is there any element of truth here?
Not to worry. The IQ of Caucasians is right behind them on the bobsled to hell.
Asians on the other hand seem to be on an upward trajectory.
I think that this is one of those “use it or lose it” scenarios.
“I got a solution....you’re a d*ck....South Carolina, what’s up?”
If you still call yourself a Republican think again.
Montana just elected another Dem governor (after the previous Dem was term-limited out) and re-elected a fat-ass joke of a Dem senator too, possibly the stupidest man in congress since Biden got promoted.
As Californians move in the cumulative IQ continues to drop.
Move here fast we need your help.
Our spoiled society is suffering from intellectual atrophy. People who are coddled womb to grave don’t have to think, so they don’t.
The average IQ of those working at NR is even lower.
It certainly explains the election results.
Look at the world IQ maps over time, keeping migration and interbreeding in mind, and you may have the very politically incorrect answer as to why it is happening.
It makes perfect sense. Natural selection is no longer allowed to be a factor, so stupid people (and their genes) are given artificial opportunity to survive. The US is probably leading the pack in diluting the gene pool.
The decline, however, was already clear from the early 20th Century.
Yup, proof was on Nov. 6, 2012.
The free and literate were high IQ, the top 20-30% of society. The slaves, generally not literate or part of recorded culture except in property lists, were the other 70-80%. An assessment of the literate class thus skews upward in IQ estimates. The low IQ just weren’t generating records for us to review later.
To be honest I feel for it in some way. I don’t want to be offensive but most people I see at workplace who are born post-1985 lacks intellectual integrity, motivation and work ethics.