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Humans are Becoming Genetically Less Intelligent   [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2005-9-2 08:18:45 |Display all floors

1. Human intelligence is largely hereditary.

2. Civilization depends totally upon innate intelligence. Without innate intelligence, civilization would never have been created. When intelligence declines, so does civilization.

3. The higher the level of civilization, the better off the population. Civilization is not an either-or proposition. Rather, it's a matter of degree, and each degree, up or down, affects the well-being of every citizen.

4. At the present time, we are evolving to become less intelligent with each new generation. Why is this happening? Simple: the least-intelligent people are having the most children.

5. Unless we halt or reverse this trend, our civilization will invariably decline. Any decline in civilization produces a commensurate increase in the collective "misery quotient."

Logic and scientific evidence stand behind each statement listed above.

So, what are your thoughts?


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Post time 2005-9-2 09:17:34 |Display all floors


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Post time 2005-9-2 09:49:57 |Display all floors

Chinese Dysgenics

All over the world the least intelligent are having more children than the more intelligent.  

China's eugenics program only involves genetic disease: it does not involve increasing Chinese intelligence.  In fact, the brighter Chinese generally move to the cities, and it is in the cities that these brighter Chinese are subjected to the one child policy, while the lesser intelligent rural Chinese can have many kids.  This is the opposite of eugenics: it's dysgenics, the genetic lowering of Chinese intelligence.  Also see  If China wants to be the most successful nation in the world, it will have to become more genetically intelligent than the rest of the world.

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Post time 2005-9-3 04:41:50 |Display all floors

Re: Chinese Dysgenics

This is pseudo science at best. Although base intelligence is a hereditary attribute, genetics doesn't work in such a simple minded way, especially not when dealing with such a complex structure as intelligence, which is controlled by countless genes.

To be sure, two rather dumb but healthy people can easily have a kid that is very intelligent, because the base intelligence doesn't differ much among people; the most important factors are and always have been the environmental ones.

Also, most people on the country side in China that are dumb are so because of environmental factors; they didn't receive a proper upbringing, they were never subjected to intellectual stimulation, and so on. Their base intelligence is the same (on average) as for other people at other locations.

Since only the base intelligence is hereditary, it doesnt matter if people with an intellectually poor upbringing raise children.

This dysgenics stuff is crap in the same league as Lysenko's "Soviet genetics".

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Post time 2005-9-8 03:17:05 |Display all floors

My first thought was bias research........

Apparently specific groups were studied. We also find that mixed blood improves intelligence potential. Key word potential.

Individuals can not become intelligent if they do not have the desire. Some really stupid people can contribute more than some really intelligent people. You see that everyday.

The offspring of a really stupid person and a really intelligent person lowers the potential of the offspring. But not always.

The offspring of two really intelligent people can produce an idiot! We see that too.......

Levels of intelligence come in different subjects. Some people can not learn math but are excellent engineers. They understand aspects that others do not.

Just because a person has a lot of education does not make them intelligent. Look around. That is obvious.

Too much intelligence is worse than being ignorant. Look around again.

Intelligence is nothing more than a potential. It is how you use what you have that makes you an important member of society.

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Post time 2005-9-9 06:06:07 |Display all floors

Who is judging???

It also depends on who is judging your intelligent level.

If the "judge" is not very much different from an idiot, you should be careful if he says your IQ is over 500.

By the same token, you don't need to worry if he says your IQ is below 20.

Take no offence.

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Post time 2005-9-9 09:39:04 |Display all floors

Good point cndaily,

A common idiom: "Don't judge others or they might judge you".

We all have something to contribute to mankind, no one is of no value.

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