Originally posted by Mr_Peel
He's convinced that the tendency for the least successful among us to breed the most prolifically is playing into the hands of the 'secret world
No offense to you, but it sounds like your freind is what is normally called, 'a jerk'. He's 'smart and succesful', and therefore people who
aren't are beneath him and inferior, and can only be the result of some silly paranoid fantasy of his?
popular with teens) that there is a sort of devolution underway.
Yes, this populist idea is called eugenics.
Elites generally breed with elites.
Well, they tend to have legally legitimate children with other members of the elite, sure.
This is useful for anyone ruling society or plotting to rule society.
how? And to what purpose? "They" are making the poor have more sex? "They" are making them more fertile? To rule over a world of
That doesn't make sense.
All you have to do is engage in debate on the Internet these days to realize that the subject of Critical Thinking is not taught in school.
Thats not what school is for. I notice that you've slid from 'successful in business' to 'critical thinking'. I see nothing that indicates
either is genetically inherited.
Our ancestors are the ones who survived: the smartest, quickest and strongest.
That is false. Humanities story of survival is marked by one fact, cooperation. When man was more of an animal, living in very small groups in the
wild, yes, the average man was physically more fit than the average denizen of the first cities, but it is the city dwellers, in spite of their
, who have survived, not the 'wild men'. When the agricultural revolution started, and the technologoy of planting and growing
crops and using them as their bulk of your diet spread, man's phsyical health deteriorated, as evidenced by the fossil specimens. But they became
more prolific, and ultimately more 'civilized', as it were.
It has nothing to do with strong, fleet footed, or even all that intellligent, individuals. You could put einstein's brain into Mr. Universes body,
make hundreds of them, and throw them into the wild. They won't do as well as the "weaker" people who are working together to survive.
Current civilization, for all of its benefits, supports the survival and procreation of
the brain-damaged, disabled and crippled babies that
would have died in the past.
Who cares? The physically crimppled and mentally damaged have slower reproductive rates than those who aren't. They can not compete in the 'game'
By design or default, isn't this the way to create an easily-subjuated majority?
I don't see how. Who's more willing to fight against the forces of control, the average schmuck on the street, or the elite, who avoid exposing
themselves to danger at all costs?
Social mechanisms that celebrate behavior that corrodes society
What behaviour corrodes society are you talking about though?
and fails to honor true achievement make it less likely that people from the underacheiving group will transcend their heritage.
Sounds like your so-called sucessful friend is bitter at not being appreciated.