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#257 - donglewotsit
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(01/30/2013) [-]
Socialism is undermining natural selection amongst humans. Whereas in nature, the weak would fail to breed and die and the strong would breed and pass on their genes; society now artificially supports those to survive who otherwise would not. The bad genes are being passed down more numerously than the good genes, and so ultimately what we are experiencing is the devolution of mankind as a species.
#286 to #257 - newposterintown
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(01/30/2013) [-]
We've evolved past nature's limits...
#290 to #286 - donglewotsit
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(01/31/2013) [-]
No. We are as much part of nature as anything else. You'd be naive to think we were above it.
#291 to #290 - newposterintown
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(01/31/2013) [-]
Nature's limits, not nature, dummy.
#252 - draxdiesel
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(01/30/2013) [-]
idiocracy is probably going to turn out to be even more accurate than we feared.
#191 - hauptishere
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(01/30/2013) [-]
I don't think we're getting dumber, we're just able to see more of the dumb people due to media advances such as television and internet. Also, channels like MTV and E! have shows dedicated to idiocy.
#148 - sockprague ONLINE
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(01/30/2013) [-]
We don't get less intelligent every generation. Every generation the population as a whole is smarter. That's why the older you are when you take a IQ test the lower your score will be..
#160 to #148 - liquidz
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(01/30/2013) [-]
Or your brain rots... either or and or both
#168 to #148 - barehype
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(01/30/2013) [-]
I don't think IQ is even a reliable way of measuring intelligence, there are many different types of intelligence
#181 to #148 - Crusader
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(01/30/2013) [-]
Well no.
Because IQ is based upon pattern recognition, argument skills and math.
The reason older people on average do worse with those is because when you get old, senility and other brain problems occur, hence why more old people have Alzheimer's, dementia, etc.

But you are correct the society as a whole is getting smarter, but that is because a small minority is pushing higher and higher, whereas most other are staying about the same.
Not to mention that it is easier to communicate now, with the internet, rather than by post 100 years ago, a courier 100 years before that, etc.
#183 to #181 - sockprague ONLINE
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The difference in IQ when you get older is slight. They use it on mentally retarded convicts so they can avoid getting the death penalty. 5 IQ points can save a life, albeit a retarded murderer.
#186 to #183 - Crusader
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That is the point, your IQ stays the same as you get older.
And the average had and always will be 100-110.

So again, i emphasize, old people are not stupider, as pattern recognition, argument skills and math are universal.
#189 to #186 - sockprague ONLINE
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(01/30/2013) [-]
I never said the elderly's intelligence regresses, some studies show in some regards they get sharper.
#199 to #189 - Crusader
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You said that " the older you are when you take a IQ test the lower your score"
But that is not true.
The IQ test does not change, it covers the same things, things that are not relative to new information, it is a test about the basic principles of knowledge, pattern recognition, argument skills and math.
The average young person will score the same as the average old person, between 100 and 110.
You said that older people score lower because the population learns new things, even though the test does not test on those things, as they are irrelevant.
#272 to #199 - sockprague ONLINE
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Yes it does... You are right people don't get stupider as they age. You are wrong in the belief that the IQ doesn't change. You are tested against everyone else. A 100 in 1970 is a 70 now. Do you understand?
#279 to #272 - Crusader
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Show me the source.
The IQ test has tested the same things for years now, and uses the same grading system
It does not test how "smart" you are.
It tests
Pattern recognition
Argument skills
Math
Those things do not change, your score does not change, or else people who took the test back then and got average, would now be retarded.
But they aren't.
#283 to #279 - sockprague ONLINE
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(01/30/2013) [-]
Dude, how ******* thick are you. The average score changes. 100 IQ is always the average because every generation gets smarter, they adjust what counts as 100. If it NEVER changed a gas station attendant would be a MENSA member. Do you get it now? It really isn't a tough concept.
#289 to #283 - Crusader
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That's not true, you aren't seeing what I am saying.
If a 100 back in the 70's is a 70 now, then people who were fine then you be technically retarded now.
It doesn't work like that, someone who got a 100 back then would get a 100 now (or very close to it) because of the fact that what they test does not change.
We learn new facts, new trivia facts, things that are unrelated to what they test.
#292 to #289 - sockprague ONLINE
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(02/01/2013) [-]
Google the Flynn Effect... if you don't know how to google here You need to login to view this link

#295 to #292 - choclategum
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(03/06/2014) [-]
I love that link.
#296 to #295 - sockprague ONLINE
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(03/06/2014) [-]
Thanks...and that comment was a year ago.
#135 - SuperCookie
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(01/30/2013) [-]
I feel like I read somewhere that each generation actually gets smarter....we're just more aware of stupid people because of the advancements in media.
#198 to #135 - peanutbuttahjellah
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(01/30/2013) [-]
In general I'd have to say that's likely true. Although proper spelling and grammar seem to be a thing of the past with things like the internet and text messaging.
#89 - nucularwar
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(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
#104 to #89 - MacheteJoe
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(01/30/2013) [-]
Comment Picture
#111 to #89 - anon
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(01/30/2013) [-]
I made tons of people watch this movie, I love it
#77 - killermuffin
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(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.
#65 - narlydude
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(01/30/2013) [-]
False, we are getting smarter
#61 - thatguywhohasbacon
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(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
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(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.
#98 to #94 - thatguywhohasbacon
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(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
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(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.
#177 to #99 - thatguywhohasbacon
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(01/30/2013) [-]
That's what I meant to explain in the first place.
#190 to #177 - teenytinyspider
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(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.
#51 - mrkittens
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(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
#53 to #51 - moshthun
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(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.
#47 - CRosBY
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(01/30/2013) [-]
You would like to think your smart.
#49 to #47 - WastedDrudge
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(01/30/2013) [-]
You're* smart.
Ironic.
#278 to #49 - CRosBY
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(01/30/2013) [-]
lol
#57 to #47 - uwootmate
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(01/30/2013) [-]
what about my smart ?
#11 - AccWasLost
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(01/30/2013) [-]
People are getting smarter, and people are getting dumber.
Anyone who says to kill all the idiots has to realize that without the idiots, there are no geniuses.
#159 - batmaaan
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(01/30/2013) [-]
Words of wisdom right there!
Words of wisdom right there!
#142 - inbardo
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(01/30/2013) [-]
We always will have the Darwin Awards
#62 - anon
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(01/30/2013) [-]
Why is it that stupid people get lots of kids?
Do you call my parents stupid?
#54 - anon
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(01/30/2013) [-]
reading all the comments i believe that everyone think he is smart so.... do I. What ?
#50 - nerdrage
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(01/30/2013) [-]
The average IQ increases by 3% every 10 years.
#63 to #50 - RealRune
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(01/30/2013) [-]
Evidently you don't understand the IQ system, it's designed to have a normal distribution, the mean is ALWAYS 100.
#52 to #50 - sirhyden
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(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.
#44 - shallneverrepost
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#8 - doggstar
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(01/30/2013) [-]
well not so much stupidity but general weaknesses like lactose intolerance and allergies that would have been bred out because, well you know, the ones with them would have died before spreading their genes.. the stupidity comes from lack of education and discipline, children need to be put into line. i was punished corporally as a child if i didn't do my chores, acted out or if i didn't do my homework and i've turned out to be a decent hard working contributor of society, if anything it's the laws that we have now days banning parents from hitting their kids if they do something wrong that are the main problem with children being idiotic fools with their swag and yolo ****. if i were to have been like that i'd have had my head slapped and told to button down and do my school work by my step dad, my mother would have had me cleaning all the dishes in the cuboards and cleaning the house by scrubbing the floor, walls and roof or polishing all the shoes and then cutting the edge of the lawn with a pair of scissors or doing push ups, sit ups and running on the treadmill till i almost passed out before sitting me down and making me do my homework and then some.. she used to be a drill sergeant in the air force and knew how to get **** done, she even did room inspections and had us up at the crack of dawn to do what we were supposed to do.. and this was from the age of six
#13 to #8 - anon
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(01/30/2013) [-]
If anything our modern society is an even greater danger to people with serious allergies. As for lactose intolerance it's more of a mild inconvenience for most people and I highly doubt it would have been bred out as well. I agree with the rest of your comment. Raising the next generation is the responsibility of previous ones.
#1 - anon
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(01/29/2013) [-]
Sounds a bit like the plot of "Idiocracy". A bit. Just the part about stupid people surviving to reproducing and blow the ratio of smart-to-stupid, not so much the WHY.