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I'd say six million dollars later, on November 7, we have proven this to be true.

I may be movin' to Montana soon...

gonna raise me some dental floss...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Ialhaxhr7iA#!

1 posted on 11/13/2012 10:43:32 AM PST by haffast
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yippee eye oh ki yah.


2 posted on 11/13/2012 10:45:31 AM PST by brivette
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Nonsense! I am far more intelligent than I was thousands of years ago.


3 posted on 11/13/2012 10:46:13 AM PST by davius (You can roll manure in powdered sugar but that don't make it a jelly doughnut.)
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I wonder how this study might have been different if they had included Republicans in the sample.


4 posted on 11/13/2012 10:46:37 AM PST by ArGee (Reality - what a concept.)
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I recall when I was in college, one of our textbooks said that ancient Athenians, or maybe it was ancient Greeks had a much higher IQ than modern man.

I have no idea how that was calculated but I can believe it considering it was at most a city of 100,000 and produced so many brilliant men.


5 posted on 11/13/2012 10:47:08 AM PST by yarddog (One shot one miss.)
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Millions of people just voted for more and more unemployment and debt for themselves and their children.

These researchers are a bit late...


6 posted on 11/13/2012 10:47:32 AM PST by faithhopecharity
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"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,"

Yea, I don't see much empirical evidence for that.

7 posted on 11/13/2012 10:47:42 AM PST by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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Looking at the comments from the link, I would agree with the premise.


8 posted on 11/13/2012 10:48:03 AM PST by kosciusko51 (Enough of "Who is John Galt?" Who is Patrick Henry?)
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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.

I disagree. The rise of cities and commerce produced an evolutionary incentive to be smart, in the sense that the stupid and gullible became poor and unable to feed their families.

The rise of the welfare state, where the non-working have ten kids, and the educated career women have one or none, is a strongly dysgenic environment. While it lasts.

9 posted on 11/13/2012 10:48:48 AM PST by PapaBear3625 (political correctness is communist thought control, disguised as good manners)
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The movie “Idiocracy” was a DOCUMENTARY


10 posted on 11/13/2012 10:49:17 AM PST by Mr. K (We need a TEA PARTY MARCH ON GOP HEADQUARTERS!)
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....gradually?

Hah. Rapidly.


11 posted on 11/13/2012 10:49:24 AM PST by C. Edmund Wright ("WTF?: How Karl Rove and the Establishment Lost....Again")
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“Are Humans Becoming Less Intelligent?”

If you count DU or DailyKos members as “human”, then yes.


12 posted on 11/13/2012 10:50:05 AM PST by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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Prophetic.
13 posted on 11/13/2012 10:50:14 AM PST by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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And become democrats.


14 posted on 11/13/2012 10:51:09 AM PST by ilovesarah2012
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Well Duh...

16 posted on 11/13/2012 10:52:54 AM PST by TSgt (...voters discover that they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury.)
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“Humans may be gradually losing intelligence, according to a new study.”

You can expect this when learning how to put on a rubber is priority over academics.


17 posted on 11/13/2012 10:52:54 AM PST by WKUHilltopper (And yet...we continue to tolerate this crap...)
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No worries, mate.

The reason why human lose intelligence is they have less challenge to survive. After Zombie Apocalypse, humans (those survived) can re-evolve intelligence.

19 posted on 11/13/2012 10:54:46 AM PST by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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Case in point: Obama’s re-election.

And I have dibs on the pygmy pony!


21 posted on 11/13/2012 10:55:39 AM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (Democrats are evil. Republicans are stupid.)
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"I may be movin' to Montana soon... "

Lots of 'rats running around there, they're just not as densely packed.

22 posted on 11/13/2012 10:56:13 AM PST by Paladin2
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Just don’t eat that yellow snow, k?


23 posted on 11/13/2012 10:56:40 AM PST by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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I may be movin' to Montana soon...

Gonna be a dennel-toss flycune?
25 posted on 11/13/2012 10:59:48 AM PST by gimme1ibertee (When injustice becomes law, rebellion becomes duty.)
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