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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Duh!


New study finds that humans have lost an average of 14.1 points on their I.Q. since the Victorian era. The test measured the period between 1889 and 2004. Apparently the wrong people are breeding. This is the first direct decline in intelligence ever reported. It appears that we humans are losing our edge.

The researchers examined 14 distinct studies in the time period. From the Huffpo:
"The reduction in human intelligence (if there is any reduction) would have begun at the time that genetic selection became more relaxed," Dr. Gerald Crabtree, professor of pathology and developmental biology at Stanford University, told The Huffington Post in an email. "I projected this occurred as our ancestors began to live in more supportive high density societies (cities) and had access to a steady supply of food. Both of these might have resulted from the invention of agriculture, which occurred about 5,000 to 12,000 years ago."
These findings are in direct opposition to a popular theory called the Flynn Effect that found that successive generations get smarter. We Blasters are doing our part. The rest of the dumbshits are throwing off the curve.

4 comments:

randyman said...

I still believe getting a vasectomy is one of the best things I've ever done.

But I don't think you find many people arguing the fact that the great majority of people who get them have IQs on the leading edge of the bell curve, not the trailing edge on the other side.

WildBill said...

With all this talk about evolution and declining intelligence, I must again reiterate my recommendation to see the movie Idiocracy. You are welcome to borrow my copy.
Here's some info on the movie:
Idiocracy trailer
Wikipedia
11 hidden secrets in Idiocracy
From an NPR interview, Mike Judge, the creator of Idiocracy: "I remember just answering a question in class, I dont know, like in math class or something and saying, you know, oh I know, the - raise my hand, I know the answer and its a blah, blah, blah, and, you know, being articulate and saying it, you know, and just hearing someone behind me go: fag.

...I was also thinking, okay, all those people in junior high who wanted to beat me up because I got answers right on quizzes and stuff, what if they were just all running the world, you know? What if thats all you had? And yeah, thats why I had stuff like just seeing airplanes crashing in the background...
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grumpy said...

from the no ifs, ands or butts dept: so i just had a colonoscopy, my maiden voyage as it were; will that make me smarter, or will it simply confirm the widespread belief that i have my head up my ass?

Richard said...

Critical thinking ability seems to be the key to intelligence. Questioning authority encourages independent thought. No mistake then that the state of Texas is attempting to remove critical thinking classes from their public school system. It leads to a populace, a society of Orwellian clones. As Firesign Theater once said, " Show them the light, and they will follow it anywhere."