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Originally posted by ALOSTSOUL
On the topic of "humans being dumber now days" I have a theory. I believe it is down to computerised memory that we know less. After all who needs to retain such knowledge as the 'big bang theory' or what monarch regined in 1237 when you can simply and quickly relearn it at the touch of a button.
I don't think it's so much that we are dumber, I think it's that were more economical with what and how we learn and retain information.
Originally posted by LUXUS
I have noticed that the media are increasingly trying to pervert the minds of viewers by promoting a trivial lifestyle where people are encouraged to be shallow individuals and the dumb are held on a pedestal as role models and fun people.
Originally posted by hellbjorn012
How can the thread go on without someone mentioning reality TV shows such as Jersey Shore and Here comes Honey Boo Boo. The trash on tv that will lower your Iq by 100 points if you watch it. Gone are the good shows that taught morals and values and lessons like (Andy Griffith Show). Now any non talent trashy smuck can be put on tv and fools watch the crap.
Society is definitely being dumbed down and people are oblivious to there surroundings half the time.
Watch the film Idiocracy to get a glimpse of our future.edit on 6-9-2012 by hellbjorn012 because: (no reason given)
is it possible that there were ancient civilisations that were intellectually equal or more advanced then us?
It is not uncommon now for a person to be walking down a road and be completely oblivious that you are walking right behind them, you could almost breath on the back of their neck and they wouldn’t even know you were there. It is not uncommon now to be in a bar and have someone trip over you or spill their drink on you. You could simply say that the modern population are becoming oblivious!
Originally posted by Consequence
No, I agree with pretty much all of your points regarding how people of today live/behave/learn.
However, I see rather non-controversial reasons as to why things are the way they are today.
The world is more complex today than it was before, and we don't have time to go into great depths in every single subject - we simply know too much as a collective.