Wednesday, November 14, 2012


This theory took me totally by surprise. But it does have it’s point. Is your phone smarter that you are? Roll on the Singularity and let Skynet sort it out. I’ll be dead anyway.

"Humankind's intelligence peaked thousands of years ago and advanced civilization has made life so easy for so many that our trend towards stupidity will continue as the ingenuity and intellect once needed for basic survival erode even further. This, anyway, is the argument of a new study out in the journal Trends in Genetics, authored by  Stanford University professor Gerald Crabtree. Crabtree's study claims that harmful genetic mutations—occurring generation after generation as society advanced—have reduced our "higher thinking" abilities and the accumulated result has led to a gradual dwindling of our intelligence as a species. The Guardian explains that Crabtree's thinking is a speculative idea—one he'd be happy to have prove wrong—but also a simple one: In the past, when our ancestors (and those who failed to become our ancestors) faced the harsh realities of a hunter-gatherer lifestyle, the punishment for stupidity was more often than not death. And so, Crabtree argues, enormous evolutionary pressure bore down on early humans, selecting out the dimwits, and raising the intellect of the survivors' descendants. But not so today. “I would wager that if an average citizen from Athens of 1000BC were to appear suddenly among us, he or she would be among the brightest and most intellectually alive of our colleagues and companions, with a good memory, a broad range of ideas and a clear-sighted view of important issues,” Professor Crabtree  says in the paper." (Click here for more)

Click herefor them old Pistols

The secret word is Stupid 


JoHnny de-Lux ~ said...

Oi DoC..Willy de-Ville..a vampire or a voodoo sainte..??

Mr. Beer N. Hockey said...

I figure the sharpest human to have ever lived was William Godwin. That was two centuries ago. He did not not have much going for him besides the printing press and a damn fine woman beside him. Could it be our inventiveness since (about) Godwin's time has done nothing but fuck us? If not, something sure has been.

JoHnny de-Lux ~ said...

nah m8..ya wrong there..that honour belongs to Christopher(Kit)Marlowe..the brains behind Shakespeare.. put it in a 21st century context..Moorcock is the brains behind Farren..ya right, life's a bitch _