posted on Nov, 15 2012 @ 05:58 PM
reply to post by antonia
I tend to agree with the proponent of the idea, that as a race we are in decline in regards to genetically potential.
Human society as it is structured (and as the proponent states) removes many stressing factors that would keep us dynamically more fit both mind and
body (even extending the potential for us to live longer, look on the recent finds regarding nutrition, especially in regards to fast). There have
been positive aspects but in the general balance I think we are worst genetically and environmentally by the discovery of agriculture and what we made
with it, I wouldn't bet as he did as I suspect that the effect is not as significant as he proposes (at least in the intellect part).
There is a greater risk in regards to the propagation of negative genetically deficiencies or unwanted traits, medicine today permits the
survivability and "repackaging" of many that wouldn't be able to reproduce in the past (due to death or exclusion).
Gene therapy will probably help us resolve this problem but in regards to the unseen, like mental faculties and ability to handle emotions it will
probably take longer, but hopefully the decline will not be as significative as it was proposed...