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User avatar #89 - nucularwar (01/30/2013) [-]
First scene in Idiocracy tells it all, dumb people have kids early and smart couples wait and then end up having none
#111 to #89 - Womens Study Major (01/30/2013) [-]
I made tons of people watch this movie, I love it
#86 - DrollHumor (01/30/2013) [-]
I like how it is explained in Idiocracy, stupid people have a lot of kids they can't care for, so they become stupid kids. These stupid kids go out and knock up their stupid high school lovers and quickly produce more stupid kids. Smart people have maybe one or two, who are well taught and well mannered and go on to have one or two themselves at a more appropriate age. Not only does this takes more time for the genes to be passed along, but it's to a generation no bigger than the one before it.

With a ratio like that, smart people are becoming extinct.
User avatar #81 - jacoban (01/30/2013) [-]
**jacoban rolls 817**
#80 - Womens Study Major (01/30/2013) [-]
we need hitler again
#79 - Womens Study Major (01/30/2013) [-]
**anonymous rolls 12** yall ****** is gay
User avatar #77 - killermuffin (01/30/2013) [-]
I feel as if another Holocaust is in order. Instead of Jews, just do stupid people. Have them write down a sentence like this, "I went to the store and an elderly woman asked where the milk is."

If they write anything like this; "i done went to da store an sum old broad axed wher da milk at." They get a first class ticket to the gas chambers.
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#82 to #74 - traceirving (01/30/2013) [-]
True, but that's very similar to saying 'knowledge is merely opinion, you can't know anything' which I'm sure most people would disagree with.
There is such a thing as measurable intellect, even if it isn't worth all that much to many people. Doesn't mean it isn't real.
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User avatar #72 - HailtotheKing (01/30/2013) [-]
See this is something I never understood, why do people choose to be unintelligent in this generation? This may not be a problem with you but with me I hear people talking about reading books and laughing about it or mocking people who can write well. It's like a really bad highschool movie come to life
#75 to #72 - neelix (01/30/2013) [-]
Although I agree with what you're trying to say, intelligence != knowledge and understanding.
User avatar #76 to #75 - HailtotheKing (01/30/2013) [-]
I've always lived under the idea that if you know more you are a better all around person. You can see things from differing view points, bring more to a conversation, even change someones mind on a topic. This new generation though sees it acceptable to learn the absolute minimum then never expend.
#71 - Womens Study Major (01/30/2013) [-]
KEKEKEKEKEKEKEKKEKEK!!!!!!!!
User avatar #69 - BowChickaBowWow (01/30/2013) [-]
Yeah, we let the gene pool go stagnant.
#66 - Xepheros (01/30/2013) [-]
See, the problem with that notion is that the average intelligence in the developed world is increasing at a steady rate, which is why the IQ test has to be normalized every few years, so that 100 stays the average. If we compared 100-points today with the 100-points from 30 years ago, for instance, 100-points from our test would equal a much higher score on the test from 30 years ago.
#67 to #66 - Xepheros (01/30/2013) [-]
By the way, the reason why you ******** think we have more stupid people now is because media and the internet gives the morons a much louder voice than they had previously.
User avatar #78 to #67 - heziahrm (01/30/2013) [-]
It's a similar concept to the whole teen pregnancy problem and just about every "modern" issue. It hasn't massively blown up because our generation is completely ****** . It's just with the way our social lives are so open and media is so invading it makes most people think "This didn't happen 40 years ago" when it did.
#70 to #67 - spacestalin (01/30/2013) [-]
an intelligent opinion
in my funnyjunk!?
User avatar #65 - narlydude (01/30/2013) [-]
False, we are getting smarter
#62 - Womens Study Major (01/30/2013) [-]
Why is it that stupid people get lots of kids?
Do you call my parents stupid?
User avatar #61 - thatguywhohasbacon ONLINE (01/30/2013) [-]
Improve the education system, repeal no child left behind, remove tenure from teachers except the ones who are exceptionally good, place blame on the child not the teacher, loosen the laws for child abuse so parents can discipline their children properly and finally re-design the Department of Children and families (or your states equivalent) to do more rehabilitating families rather than removing children because they do way more harm than good in most cases under the current system.
#94 to #61 - teenytinyspider (01/30/2013) [-]
Some parents can't be rehabilitated, you have to look into that. I work in the court system and with the evidence presented in some of the case I've seen, the parents don't need the kids back and don't want to change. You can't force rehabilitation on someone, they have to want to change. Any child welfare organization should remove a child if it's obvious they're in an abusive home and in danger.

I agree with a lot of your other statement. The last part is the only thing that won't work as much as we would like it to.
User avatar #98 to #94 - thatguywhohasbacon ONLINE (01/30/2013) [-]
In some cases I could understand removing the child, like what you were saying where the child is in danger/being neglected/parents don't care. But I've seen some cases where the child is skipping school, doing drugs or something along those lines because they're out of control, and then DCF takes them away and the parents are suddenly bad people in the eyes of the law.
#99 to #98 - teenytinyspider (01/30/2013) [-]
Yeah, I've heard of that kind of thing and yes rehabilitation could work there but it should be an option and not the only course.
User avatar #177 to #99 - thatguywhohasbacon ONLINE (01/30/2013) [-]
That's what I meant to explain in the first place.
#190 to #177 - teenytinyspider (01/30/2013) [-]
Yeah, I wasn't sure 'cause too many people want it to be the only course. We see it in prisons all the time.
User avatar #192 to #58 - bothemastaofall ONLINE (01/30/2013) [-]
"A system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing, and where the members of society least likely to sustain temselves or succeed, are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers"
#68 to #58 - WHATTHEPISSTRAINE (01/30/2013) [-]
****					 YEAH IDIOCRACY!!.. horrifying how true it could be..
**** YEAH IDIOCRACY!!.. horrifying how true it could be..
User avatar #55 - schmuxy (01/30/2013) [-]
Here's the thing.

Stupidity is almost always incredibly unattractive to intelligent people, especially in our society that generally values brains over brawn. Therefore, the only people willing to reproduce with stupid people are other stupid people, and it follows that intelligent people will therefore only reproduce with other intelligent, or at least average, people. Therefore, as time goes on, the extremes grow - our intelligent people become more intelligent, and our stupid people become more stupid. Eventually, this can only lead to an entire divergence - human kind will become two separate species: those who have actually regressed since the dawn of man, and those who have become a sort of master race, and who will still be qualified to retain the name of Homo sapiens.
#203 to #55 - Womens Study Major (01/30/2013) [-]
Intelligence is not hereditary, which is evident through the Milwaukee Project. In this experiment single black mothers with an IQ of 75 or less (generally classified as mentally retarded) were given life assistance. They were given employment, and taught how to properly care for their child, in addition to having their children sent to pre-school. In these cases the IQ scores of their children averaged 100, noted as being 22 points higher than a group of children with similar parents.

The theory that "stupidity begets stupidity" only has ground in terms of the upbringing of children. If "stupid" people produce large amounts of children (often at a young age), they will be unable to properly care for a child, resulting in less intelligent offspring. It is also important to note that a person's ability as a parent is widely based off of their own parent(s), which may also result in a chain of improper parenting.

I would also generally tend to agree with the fact that ignorance can be passed down, so long as it was an active part in the raising of a child. However, ignorance does not actually relate to intelligence (as IQ tests do not measure levels of ignorance), but merely makes people unpleasant.

As such, I believe that any biological divergence of the human race is highly improbable, and I would attribute anything of the like to a cultural shift, wherein one group would become increasingly isolated and ignorant towards the world.
User avatar #273 to #203 - schmuxy (01/30/2013) [-]
Interesting.
However, I would not say it is not as unlikely as you think. As that experiment proves, it is the upbringing that has the effect on a person's stupidity. And, as stupid people will usually reproduce with stupid people, the stupidity will be compounded.
#60 to #55 - adamks (01/30/2013) [-]
That's ******* retarded. You don't become stupid if your parents were. Its not like its ******* contagious. You become stupid if you don't take your education seriously, or if you are born with a disability. Even stupid people grow up, and realize that their kids must take their education seriously. You are so dumb, I cant even.
#113 to #60 - hylebus (01/30/2013) [-]
You're born with certain intelligence, which can't be improved, only the way you use it is getting more developed. More intelligent people have far better chance to conceive a more intelligent baby. It's unlikely that parents with IQ <100 conceive a baby with IQ>160. You are so dumb, I can't even.
User avatar #96 to #60 - schmuxy (01/30/2013) [-]
Even more importantly, ignorance doesn't simply go away. Take, for example, the extreme evangelism you find in some parts of America, such as in the Westboro Baptist Church. I don't put their extreme beliefs down to innate stupidity, but the environment they grew up in. Do you really think that there is a certain age when they will suddenly realize how irrational they were? Of course not. And do you really think that they will bring up their children in any other way? Again, no. Stupidity begets stupidity.
#109 to #96 - adamks (01/30/2013) [-]
Now you are talking about super extreme cases. We have no more than 5% of those people on the freaking earth.
User avatar #95 to #60 - schmuxy (01/30/2013) [-]
It's called genetics you moron
#59 to #55 - ponkodonko (01/30/2013) [-]
heh, you do make a good point. I myself is 5/6 - 10 and i find even hot stupid people incredibly repulsive. ignorant and stupid people are really hard to hold an inteligent conversation with and therefore for me not very attractive. I would rather be alone that together with someone i can't stand.
#56 to #55 - mortalc (01/30/2013) [-]
Daayyyuum
Daayyyuum
#54 - Womens Study Major (01/30/2013) [-]
reading all the comments i believe that everyone think he is smart so.... do I. What ?
#51 - mrkittens (01/30/2013) [-]
I didn't know that it was hereditary to be an idiot
I didn't know that it was hereditary to be an idiot
User avatar #53 to #51 - moshthun (01/30/2013) [-]
Evolutionary, yes that is the case. But it is mostly nurture, not nature. When the parents are stupid, the kids most likely are stupid. Because the parents can't pass on common knowledge.
User avatar #50 - nerdrage (01/30/2013) [-]
The average IQ increases by 3% every 10 years.
User avatar #63 to #50 - RealRune (01/30/2013) [-]
Evidently you don't understand the IQ system, it's designed to have a normal distribution, the mean is ALWAYS 100.
User avatar #52 to #50 - sirhyden (01/30/2013) [-]
IQ has no real effect on Common sense, I know people who are exteremly inteligent and can barely make toast. One has nearly been killed on the road several times because he's too ditzy to look left and right.
User avatar #48 - taintedangel (01/30/2013) [-]
Also, stop making things with rounded corners.
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