posted on Jun, 13 2011 @ 05:03 PM
Originally posted by wayno
reply to post by The Sword
Unconscious eugenics is underway as we speak. Maybe its not so indiscreet tho. Look at advertising for the "ideal" man or woman. Most people
aspire to the same ideals because that is what is put in our faces everyday through advertising. As soon as the technology is out, people will be
deliberately choosing to have blond, blue-eyed babies who will grow to be over 6 feet tall -- even black, brown and beige skinned people will be doing
While true, how many of us actually fall for it?, enough to make a difference?... I personally dont think so at all, although they'd like you to
think we all aspire to the nordic ideal.
Look at all those that do end up breeding, look at every couple holding hands or pushing a baby stroller down the street, they run the whole gamut of
physical spectrum. Me I find blonde blue eyed people boring personally from a physical standpoint... for me the perfect mate is a pale skinned,
freckled with red hair woman who is either my height or smaller, and being a small man (5 foot 5ish inches) that means a small woman, throw in my
recessive genes from my farther and our off spring would all be mostly all short red heads with pale skin and freckles.
Im not in the minority for those types of preferences either. Thats what is so wonderful about life, the whole survival of the fittest argument when
applied to humans and anything else is a lie, thankfully (animals are different in many ways since they cant fully reduce their environments hazards
but their are many many examples of the 'weak' in the animal kingdoms passing on their genes regardless,and many many examples of where the fittest
paradigm has created situations where a species has nose dived into the realm of extinction or where the 'weak' from a human stand point is in fact
better, ie Indonesian pygmy elephants, granted they are extinct, but that was mans fault if I remember rightly).
As for us getting smaller due to farming... big whoop really, just remember that health and fitness isnt really linked to physical appearance nor
stature. One day a disease might appear that only effects people taller than 5 feet and due to a linked gene only all small people retain they are
immune to the diseases effect. We tamper with Eugenics at our own peril, and that goes with any form... thankfully you cant force someone to love who
they love, and if it gets to the point where they do (selective breeding programs and 'licenses' to breed, forced sterility for anyone who doesn't
fit the genetic profile) then I say let the human race die...
As for brains shrinking... well as others mention, we've done more with our smaller brains than our predecessors did with theirs. Brains shrinking
isnt the issue really, its brains not being utilized sufficiently...