posted on Dec, 25 2012 @ 08:16 AM
Alright, let's see if we can get real here in this thread...
So some people are somehow saying that women are smarter than men. Just idiocy. I hear the same sexism that men are smarter than women. None of it
makes any damned sense. We're equally intelligent, yet designed differently. That's a scientific fact. I've got a dick, and women have boobs.
You know what else is different? Our brains. They are structurally different. This makes perfect freaking sense. Men and women specialized in
different things for hundreds of thousands of years. It's preposterous to assume that women will, in general, perform as well as men in things which
they didn't evolve to excel in.
Are there some women who are brilliant in math/physics? Sure, why not. There's a grand-master at chess who is female! Are there many, many times more
males than females at the higher ranks? Why yes there is. Are there straight men who can keep up with and surpass women with their verbosity? Yep,
they exist as well.
Exceptions exist, but the general facts remain. Women have larger corpus collosum, and higher white matter. Men have higher grey matter, and utilize
their right brain more often with certain tasks. So what?
Now, onto this whole, we're getting smarter or getting dumber thing. I looked at the OP that mentioned the flynn effect, then looked at Phage's post
talking about natural selection being decimated.
So the flynn effect reversed almost a decade ago now. I don't know why these idiots are still talking about it. Whatever the flynn effect truly
represented, has passed. We're now in steady decline.
The article Phage mentioned talked about humans having peak intelligence back 750,000 years ago, and their reasoning was mere natural selection. I'm
sorry, but that seems to not be the best reasoning. It's not taking enough into consideration.
The way I see it, it makes sense that some of the genes which were meant for intellect of mere survival may have died out, but that doesn't indicate
intelligence as we now use it has died out. We don't need to fend off saber tooth tigers, or store long strings of information into our heads for no
good reason. That's the past. These idiots are trying to measure our current course based on outdated notions of intellect. We are far, far passed
What is intelligence? How about the ability to adapt and flourish within your environment, else transcend it all together and create from without. By
that definition, I think we've got quite a few intelligent people around here.
So intellect doesn't exist without the environment. As the terrain, culture, and social institutions change over time, so does our perception of what
intellect is change as well. If civilization collapsed, the article Phage mentioned would be realized as truth. If it keeps petering on, it's