So I watched Idiocracy this weekend and it got me thinking. Natural selection, up until the start of the industrial revolution, pretty much did its
job of weeding out the weak and stupid. Once our civilization had reached a point of comfort and safety, the stupid and weak were no longer dying off
getting left behind in the genetic foot race, but out breeding the more intelligent and strong. By strong i dont mean muscles, i mean the ability to
withstand disease, no genetic defects, that sort of thing. The competion for superior mates, food, and living spaces is what drove mankind to excell
over its neighbors in the past and attain great feats, when you look at the globe it seems some races/civilizations are more advanced than others,
sometimes hundreds of years more advanced, even though the human race is the same age some examples are the Spartans and Arabs: The ability of
providing some the best warriors in the history of mankind are what ancient sparta were best known for and it came from their extreme training and the
practice of infanticide www.history.com...
, but look at the greek
culture now, ruined by stupid people put in charge. Ancient middle eastern cultures produced some of the most brilliant inventions including pumps,
irrigation, mathematics, and astronomy of the known world
. Now look at them, their problem now, as
was Europes earlier in history, religious extremism. Stupid people alowed to run amok have ruined many vast civilizations.
As for the weak, they died when diseases and injury affected them. Sometimes quite quickly. The strongest succeeded and moved on while biologically
inferior people died off: www.freerepublic.com...
This has happened throughout history but has stopped with the
advance of medicine. I have nothing against the cures, but when it causes your country to have an uncontrollable population explosion, then it is a
problem. I used to swim in a river called the South Platt River just outside of Brighton, Colorado when i was a kid. filthy water with a waste
processing plant up stream. i used to run around with no shoes and that sort of thing. Now I barely get sick and pain killers dont work on me. I built
an immunity to flues and colds by not being weak and letting my immune system do its job. If it wasnt for epi-pens, alergies would kill off thousands.
May sound awful but im looking at this from a emotionaly neutral stance.
In America, we went from first manned, heavier than air, powered flight at Kitty Hawk, to breaking the sound barrier in the Bell X-1 on on October 14,
1947 and landing on the moon in 1969. Stupid children in the first half of the century, where advances in technology in my opinion, were the greatest,
werent given a free pass if they couldnt succeed like they are now. They repeated the grade or dropped out. Now you have morons graduating that dont
even know the name of our solar system, or where china is on a map. We have children born in 4th or 5th generation welfare families with no brains and
no motivation to succeed. I know it sounds counter intuitive but the workforce didnt have its safety regulations that we have now and it worked out.
Stupid people, doing stupid things were dealt with usually pretty quick. You didnt need a warning sign back then to not drink draino, walk in the
machine while running, or eat the dessicant. Our culture, once difficult to survive in has become so easy a cave man can do it. We are progressing
backwards where politicians would rather have a country of idiotic lab apes, than a population of intelligent human beings. Here is a test from the
and we've all seen the common core crap on the net lately.
What im trying to put forth in my ramblings is, The human race isnt being challenged, there is no reason for evolution to work if we dont have
anything to adapt to. Yes there are great inventions and massive advances in medecine and technology now, but the population has become
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