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Thursday, June 6, 2013

The Derping of Humanity — It's Genetic

Yeah, I know. My title and the picture will be out of date soon. A better title would be, "The Dumbing Down of Humanity is a Genetic Thing", but it's less interesting.



I believe that everything is running downhill in a kind of societal entropy, an increase in negativity. More immorality, profanity, dishonesty. Businesses are ruining themselves by being downright cheap, sacrificing quality products and customer service for a few more grotzits. Spirituality is becoming more touchy-feely and less committed to truth. Scientists are more passionate about promoting evolution than accurately dealing with the scientific evidence. Some speculate that stupidity is a product of biological evolution, so there is no hope for humanity. Many folks assume that people in ancient times were less intelligent. A look at the Bible writers helps demonstrate that such a claim is the opposite of the truth.

But I digress.

The subject at hand is that people are getting more stupider. (Increasing stupidity in humanity explains a lot of things, but I'll digress again.) I'm not talking about the occasional lapse or "brain fade", we all have times where we're just not thinking well.



What I'm talking about is a general ongoing condition with a genetic basis. Those of us who are assured of the Creator's plans do not need to worry about evolution's dead ends, though.
Do today’s children have lower IQs than yesterday’s? Yes, according to measurements of intellectual and emotional strength gathered from different countries and contexts. The results show the same basic decline and resist the notion that public or other forms of education are to blame. Could the cause instead lie within?
Stanford University professor Gerald Crabtree thinks so. He published a pair of essays in the journal Trends in Genetics, citing new discoveries that show why the human intellect is “surprisingly fragile.” This biblical creation-friendly notion didn’t sit well with the authors of a rebuttal paper, who countered that the human intellect is “robust.” What lies at the heart of this disagreement—bad science or bad assumptions?
Crabtree identified two fundamental processes as the main culprits. First, human intelligence uses neurons, and these cells can only function properly if their genes stay in top shape. Second, these genes are susceptible to degradation. This loss of organization occurs continually as mutations slowly, irreversibly garble genes, and the resulting errors pile up and are not corrected.
It would be smart of you to finish reading "Is Mankind Getting Dumber?"  You can supplement your knowledge by also reading, "People Not Quite As Clever Anymore". Else, derp.


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