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Controversial study suggests human intelligence peaked several thousand years ago and we've been on an intellectual and emotional decline ever since
Originally posted by christoph
just wait until we can put a computer into our brains
Originally posted by knoledgeispower
Originally posted by Wongbeedman
Also, I like to think about how organised religion, pretty much ruling the world, and the dark ages etc.
How much history has literally been suppressed for religious reasons and for contradicting peoples beliefs?
Obviously this is all highly highly speculative before anyone jumps on me
I agree with you completely. Religion has held back our civilizations advancement for many years. Heck we could be a class 1 civilization by now but instead we have a very simple basic understanding of science and physics.
The article could be true that we did reach our peak intelligence but I do think we have been conditioned into being lazy and dumb for the last couple decades by our Government(s). I also think that it took a dive when both parents had to start working in order to provide for their families. Lack of discipline can lead to a decline in a will to learn and encourage laziness, as it has. Too many parents want to be their kids friends instead of disciplining their kids and all it does is set the kid up for failure later in life.
Originally posted by ArtOfTrance
Our minds are just working in different ways then they were thousands of years ago.
Skilled in one area as opposed to another does not mean intelligience is declining,it has been reassigned to less practical functions.
Originally posted by troubleshooter
Funny but this is what Creationists (old/young) claim that humans have been devolving since 'sin' entered.