De-evolution

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  1. maxpower097

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    Nothing new, done for years.

    If they get injured or die, well I wouldn't lose any sleep.
     
  3. Wendy

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    Actually you have it backwards, it is evolution in action.

    Can you say Darwin Award Candidates?
     
  4. chrisw1990

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    for anyone not in the suitable area.. here
    sorry but how did she come out alive? head into concrete?!
     
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    I'm surprised they let people get that close. But that is the Carri bean for you.

    It always scared the heck out of me to fly into St. Thomas. Short runway right off the ocean.
     
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    When my mother was 80 years old she said about her neighbors, "I though by the time I got this to this age, nature would have weeded out the stupid ones. I was wrong".

    That got me to thinking. In the modern world, very few people get taken out by lions and tigers and bears (oh my!). I was wondering if and when and how that niche in nature was going to be filled. Now I see. Don't worry. The humans can do it for themselves.
     
  9. maxpower097

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    Nah grandma just got a pre screening of Idiocracy. If you haven't seen this movie its a must for all people with an IQ over 110. It basically highlights whats gonna happen to our society since we've weeded out natural selection for humans and in fact did the opposite by rewarding those who have kids for money purposes and are just plain dumb and don't wear condoms. But basically it shows the world in 2535 when stupidity is the norm and smart people are looked at as stupid. Some great lines from the movie are:

    Don't worry my ex-wifes a retard (They call him a retard because of the way he talks), shes a pilot now, its all good.

    Carls Jr has declared you an unfit mother and is taking custody of your children, your children are now the property of Carls Jr.

    All Starbucks are brothels and stripclubs with options of Latte $2, Half Latte $5, Full Latte $1000.

    The president is an ex pro wrestler named Kamacho.

    Its got electrolytes, its what plants crave.

    Water? Like out of the toilet?

    My names Upgradde with 2 D's for my double dose of pimpin!
     
  10. strantor

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    you can read my thoughts on the topic here. It's a little essay I wrote a while back. I didn't post it here on AAC because it's not nice, and this is a nice site.
     
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    Site won't let you in unless you register.
     
  12. strantor

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    Oh, sorry, I didn't realize that. Well here you go:
     
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    The article is very, very biased. The first couple of lines put me off straight away.

    Firstly, what evidence is there to support humanity beginning 'dummer'?
    Second, the theory of evolution does not at all work in that way.
    Third, the article has a very biased tone. Rather than persuade the audience towards your view, you seem to suggest that the audience is wrong if they disagree.

    I wonder...
     
  14. strantor

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    Yeah that's why I didn't post it here initially. I should have stuck to the plan.

    To be clear, this was a satirical opinion piece. Apparently my words were misleadingly presented as fact. That was not my intent; I thought the caricature was obvious, but obviously not. I used the word 'theory' when I should have used 'hypothesis' (at best). I was thinking more along the lines of society's definition of 'theory' - which is pretty much synonymous with 'opinion' and not science's definition of 'theory'.

    My feelings on the matter & my outlook on life tend to shift as my mood shifts. Some of the things I said there, I don't even agree with today (but most I still do). So yes, feel free to disagree; I'm not going to rebut. All I can say is you really should (everyone should) watch idiocracy, and after you do, I suspect you might think more along my lines. If not, then that's fine.
     
  15. R!f@@

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    I got to do tht.
     
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  16. Wendy

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    Troublemakers. :D
     
  17. maxpower097

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    Our latest generations test scores. Its well known fact that this is the dumbest generation to have ever lived. And if you know any kids 3-17 you'll know why. Even the 20 year olds are dumber as a whole. Text messaging and computers have handicapped our kids. I not only support the idiocracy theory but I see evidence of it every day from my friends kids getting high and popping pills, then turning around and posting it on youtube? How stupid can you be? To our elected officials that can barely communicate and make up their own words.The world is most certainly getting dumber and with social assistance there is no more natural selection in humanity. Nor will the smartest richest person have the most offspring, which is how evolution works. We have a whole class of people who have kids strictly because they get paid by the gov. to do so. Tax season makes me so mad when I see friends with kids that barely paid any taxes get $10,000 and $15,000 tax returns.
     
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    Erm, I'm actually 17.
    So put that in your pipe and smoke it.

    You seem to base your ideas around two main points.

    Some 'test' scores. What test? For people who seem to be on a very high horse, you seem to make some very childish errors when it comes to making points.

    Second, you mention seeing young people taking drugs and posting stupid videos on YouTube. What about the millions which haven't posted stupid videos because they haven't done something stupid/posted it?

    It truly amazes me that sometimes very clever people can take such an - odd - view on things. Results must be looked upon closely and cross examinded to the point of death, especially with regards to social issues, because they much harder to put down into cold hard maths.

    Akin to observing the sun rise in the east and set in the West, and drawing the conclusion that it must be the sun which revolves around the earth.

    Which most of us would say is false. :)
     
  19. Wendy

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    Gentlemen, be nice.

    I like Heinlein's point of view, bad times for the individual are good times for the race.

    Evolution takes a very long time to work with a species whose reproduction cycle is almost 20 years, it took a long time to get here, and times are not that easy. The current crop of people determined that inoculations are bogus and other similar practices are going to have their effect eventually, not to mention drivers and other routine but hazardous hobbies.

    Even if immortality were invented tomorrow, it is estimated the average life span would be around 700-800 years, something will always get you eventually.

    If you haven't read Robert A Heinlein's work, I strongly recommend it. Some of it is very dated, but he had the human condition down pat.
     
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    Apologies. :)
     
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