Apparently our fears are not unfounded. There is a reason so many people voted for Obama and why Democrats think their future looks so bright – an increasing amount of stupidity is being bred into our DNA.
Some researchers blame the problem on our food supply: flouride, pesticides and high fructose corn syrup. That could be part of the reason, but come on….. how many people do you know who have to grab their iPhone to do a simple math calculation instead of performing the task in their head? When we rely on technology instead of our brain cells to do everything for us, doesn’t the term “use it or lose it” apply?
Would you be surprised to hear that the human race is slowly becoming dumber, and dumber? Despite our advancements over the last tens or even hundreds of years, some ‘experts’ believe that humans are losing cognitive capabilities and becoming more emotionally unstable. One Stanford University researcher and geneticist, Dr. Gerald Crabtree, believes that our intellectual decline as a race has much to do with adverse genetic mutations. But there is more to it than that.
According to Crabtree, our cognitive and emotional capabilities are fueled and determined by the combined effort of thousands of genes. If a mutation occurred in any of of these genes, which is quite likely, then intelligence or emotional stability can be negatively impacted.
“I would wager that if an average citizen from Athens of 1000 BC were to appear suddenly among us, he or she would be among the brightest and most intellectually alive of our colleagues and companions, with a good memory, a broad range of ideas, and a clear-sighted view of important issues. Furthermore, I would guess that he or she would be among the most emotionally stable of our friends and colleagues,” the geneticist began his article in the scientific journal Trends in Genetics.
Then there is the statistical fact that, across the globe, the well educated are having less children and the poorly educated are having more. But, pointing that out is probably not very p.c., so I won’t dare say so. Even though political correctness is frankly, mostly, stupid.