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#257 - donglewotsit
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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.
User avatar #286 to #257 - newposterintown
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We've evolved past nature's limits...
#290 to #286 - donglewotsit
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No. We are as much part of nature as anything else. You'd be naive to think we were above it.
User avatar #291 to #290 - newposterintown
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Nature's limits, not nature, dummy.
#252 - draxdiesel
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idiocracy is probably going to turn out to be even more accurate than we feared.
User avatar #232 - psychopilot
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That's not true. Look up the Flynn effect.
#246 to #232 - anon id: ad9c7257
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Oh god, I love throwing the Flynn effect into arguments to **** with adults.

By the by, it's actually assumed that we're not necessarily increasing in intelligence, it's just that we're more practiced at problem solving due to interactive puzzles and games.
User avatar #191 - hauptishere
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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.
User avatar #148 - sockprague
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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..
User avatar #160 to #148 - liquidz
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Or your brain rots... either or and or both
#168 to #148 - barehype
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I don't think IQ is even a reliable way of measuring intelligence, there are many different types of intelligence
User avatar #181 to #148 - Crusader
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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.
User avatar #183 to #181 - sockprague
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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.
User avatar #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.
User avatar #189 to #186 - sockprague
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I never said the elderly's intelligence regresses, some studies show in some regards they get sharper.
User avatar #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.
User avatar #272 to #199 - sockprague
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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?
User avatar #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.
User avatar #283 to #279 - sockprague
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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.
User avatar #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.
User avatar #292 to #289 - sockprague
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Google the Flynn Effect... if you don't know how to google here You need to login to view this link

User avatar #295 to #292 - choclategum
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I love that link.
User avatar #296 to #295 - sockprague
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Thanks...and that comment was a year ago.
User avatar #77 - killermuffin
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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.
User avatar #72 - HailtotheKing
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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
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Although I agree with what you're trying to say, intelligence != knowledge and understanding.
User avatar #76 to #75 - HailtotheKing
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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.
User avatar #65 - narlydude
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False, we are getting smarter
User avatar #61 - thatguywhohasbacon
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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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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
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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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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
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That's what I meant to explain in the first place.
#190 to #177 - teenytinyspider
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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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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
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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 #47 - CRosBY
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You would like to think your smart.
User avatar #49 to #47 - WastedDrudge
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You're* smart.
Ironic.
User avatar #278 to #49 - CRosBY
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lol
#57 to #47 - uwootmate
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what about my smart ?
User avatar #11 - AccWasLost
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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.
#142 - inbardo
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We always will have the Darwin Awards
User avatar #129 - thewalruss
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Actually that's a good point.
#123 - anon id: c47267e3
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is intelligence hereditary?

My mum is a lawyer and my dad is a doctor,
while i am dumb **** who had to google how to spell hereditary

......and intelligence
#54 - anon id: d21d0996
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reading all the comments i believe that everyone think he is smart so.... do I. What ?
User avatar #50 - nerdrage
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The average IQ increases by 3% every 10 years.
User avatar #63 to #50 - RealRune
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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
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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.
#45 - anon id: be89b91a
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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flynn_effect contradicts this claim
#44 - shallneverrepost
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#1 - anon id: a8cc0f31
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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.