self imposed dumbed down world.
ive always been dubbed as a high achiever, my parents when i was just 7 took me to have a full analysis when they realized i was under preforming at
2 main things came out of the series of tests i undertook.
* i have an above average iq . ( last recorded test was at 138 ) i cant remember what type of test this was as nearly every one marks differently.
though it is to be noted that i did not meet the top 2% needed to join mensa on this test.
* i have mild dyslexia mostly involved with spelling and word identification. ( witch explained my slow start in school as the early years concentrate
on simple English and math). my spelling was holding me back. even though i could read and understand text fine. trying to replicate a similar text
was near impossible due to my personal lexicon being so small due to my dyslexia. i have since then worked with this problem on a daily basis. even
though i have not been tested recently i would like to think i have retrained my brain enough to get by in daily life.
even though i struggle to mentally picture a word to spell on a daily basis, no matter how much i use the said word. it just depends on how my brain
encodes it par say. strangely its some of the smaller confusable words that i struggle with more, but its just part of life now.
now on to my life now.
if anything i have massively underachieved on my potential. from my predicted grade to achieved left a lot to be desired.
my main problem with the education system is the method from witch marks are awarded and grades achieved.
to give an example.
in GCSE's in graphics design. i was the the first pupil in my school to ever achieve 100% in the practical test.
how ever i completely failed the course work resulting in a E grade overall.
in GCSE geography i got 96% in the test, and a dismal 30% in my course work.
resulting in a c grade.
i think that sufficiently illustrates my failings.
i always have and always will be a problem solver. give me a puzzle to solve ill sit down and do it.
give me an essay to write, ill put it off, make excuses and generally fail to preform in what shud be for me an easy task.
this now leads on to my main point the self induced stupidity. of humanity today.
im sure everyone has seen the film
"A narrator explains that natural selection is indifferent to intelligence, so that in a society in which intelligence is systematically debased,
stupid people easily out-breed the intelligent, creating, over the course of five centuries, an irremediably dysfunctional society. Demographic
superiority favours those least likely to advance society."
well i think this has been happening for many human cycles each time we get to a point where the average person cant comprehend the technology of
their day. maybe a catastrophe could tip this event into happening. and people regress to their primal instincts.
eventually we build society back up to a reasonable technological level and the process starts to replica its self.
take me for example i have an above average iq.
i can build a computer from scratch, however i dont have the skills or know how to manufacture the individual chips or parts.
so where does this leave the people with average iq. completely removed from the technology they are using.
it would only take about 10 generations maybe less of what i would like to call stupid breeding. that the population contains just a fraction of
people that know how to use manufacture and repair these technology's that they would start to be phased out in general society.
as large corporations took over.
the computer building example holds true again. think of the big pc shops. when as little as 15 years ago most big computer heads would build thier
own to save money and make better and cheaper pc's that cold be purchased at a large store.
this is a long book ( intelligence by nathan brody)
this page links shows how higher iq sibling are less likely to reproduce than their lower iq siblings.
imagine the effect this can have several generations down the line.
The Evolution of Human Intelligence: Increasing Importance of Domain-Specific Intelligence in the Modern Environment
is an interesting read.
the mass media for as long as i know always portrays the jock / stupid person, being more successful in love and procreation than the smart kid.
this is a trend set in the real world,
how many people have you seen in your life in , council / government funded dwellings, effectively living of the taxes of the workers of the nation.
popping out kidds like they are just a pre- request fro more benefits and hand outs.
now imagine out of the people you can think of popping out babies at an amazing rate for our current worlds populace.... actually know how to build a
computer. very few. far from it in actual fact they are quite basic. as most mobiles nowadays are practically mini pc's and i wouldn't have the
first clue on how to build one.
and general everyday pc's aren't exactly the height of our technological feats.
then you have the outer dam right scary fact that people that are gifted are more prone to drug and drink abuse.
Study Finds Link between High Childhood IQ and Adult Alcohol Use
Intelligent People Are Prone to Alcoholism
now i can assure you everyone can be a drug abuser or alcoholic.
"The truth is, students that are more disciplined are the one's who get more credit than those who are actually considered to have high-IQ.
Although, this doesn't necessarily mean that IQ has an existing relationship with self-discipline. The thing here is that it differs from one's
distinguishing feature of his or her personal nature."
[edit on 13-5-2010 by jericanman]