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    Re: Are humans getting dumber?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    What are your thoughts on this subject?
    I would have appreciated an "other" option. The options presented are too specific, in fact my answer is somewhat of a combination of the other options.

    Veto.


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    Re: Are humans getting dumber?

    Quote Originally Posted by Apocalypse View Post
    That is exactly the answer I was looking for.
    Society seems to give more voice for dumb people.
    Free speech is fine but dumb speech shouldn't be tolerated.
    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QlOMd8Z5-cM"]YouTube - Metallica Free speech for the dumb[/ame]


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    Re: Are humans getting dumber?

    More individuals in society may be getting "dumber" but the human race isn't. We are advancing our technologies at an alarming rate every moment. Unless tomorrow my XP will turn back into a 98 and my com-cast goes back to dial up...I think you get my point.

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    Re: Are humans getting dumber?

    Quote Originally Posted by WI Crippler View Post
    In certain aspects, we are gaining and advancing our knowledge and developing and testing new ideas and theories. In other aspects we have retarded some base skills that prior generations of our ancestors would hang their heads in shame, if they could see us now.
    Completely agree

    Quote Originally Posted by WI Crippler View Post
    We might be able to teach more and more people physics and advanced algebras, but at the same time, the number of people that can balance their checking account is dwindling. We might have a more educated populace in regards to understanding the basics of evolution, yet the number of people that would die if lost in the wilderness on their own would be staggering.
    We are certainly to teach more people physics and other advanced subjects but they don't care to learn.

    We (the human race) are getting more apathetic which is tied to stupidity and dumbness.
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    Re: Are humans getting dumber?

    Quote Originally Posted by WI Crippler View Post
    In certain aspects, we are gaining and advancing our knowledge and developing and testing new ideas and theories. In other aspects we have retarded some base skills that prior generations of our ancestors would hang their heads in shame, if they could see us now.

    We might be able to teach more and more people physics and advanced algebras, but at the same time, the number of people that can balance their checking account is dwindling. We might have a more educated populace in regards to understanding the basics of evolution, yet the number of people that would die if lost in the wilderness on their own would be staggering.
    Nah, a lot of that would probably be instinctive.
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    Re: Are humans getting dumber?

    No, just Americans....

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EEpp9E6aJGw"]YouTube - REAL REASON WHY USA & ISRAEL WILL ATTACK IRAN[/ame]

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    Re: Are humans getting dumber?

    Creativedreams you don't have to post that video on every topic

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    Re: Are humans getting dumber?

    Knowledge and factual information are increasing exponentially,
    but discernment and judgement are lagging somewhat.

    Also, we are gaining in some areas while dropping off in others.

    For instance, if you dropped a kid off in the middle of a forest with an iphone, they would easily figure out how to use the gps app to figure out where to go.

    If you gave them only a paper map, could they figure out how to make a rudimentary compass or sundial to know which direction to follow?
    Last edited by Joe1991; 07-19-09 at 03:53 PM.

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    Re: Are humans getting dumber?

    Yes and this is the perfect thread to show my disappointment in human perception and thinking...

    This is a VERY good video on how and why eveything is going on...

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KMYAeSBPm2E"]YouTube - War for oil or Death of the US Dollar[/ame]

    Equate this into the information...

    For you moron's with an I.Q. too low and still caught up in trying to explain every little detail of 9/11 here is another thing that falls into place with the big picture...

    I'm sure your I.Q. is too low to even fatham what is going on....

    China and Russia threaten nuclear response..........

    Saturday, 18 July 2009 09:26

    A chilling report circulating in the Kremlin today states that President Medvedev and Chinese President Hu have issued an “urgent warning” to the United States that says if the Americans allow an Israeli nuclear attack upon Iran, “World War will be our response”.

    Fueling Russian and Chinese fears are intelligence reports stating that Israel has moved over three-quarters of its Naval Forces through the Suez Canal and has assembled over 30 of its US-built fighter jets in Kurdistan for a planned attack using American made “bunker busting” bombs and nuclear armed cruise missiles.

    Russian Military Analysts state in these reports that Israel first plans to use its US-built fighter jets to target Iran’s nuclear facilities, and upon a combined Iranian and Lebanonese Hezbollah “response”, that is said will “rain missiles down upon Israel”, Israeli submarines and surface vessels with unleash nuclear armed cruise missiles against Iran’s military, religious and political infrastructure.

    Israeli news sources are also confirming Russian and Chinese fears over an attack by their country upon Iran, and as we can read as reported the Haaretz News Service:

    “Israel's recent deployment of warships across the Red Sea should be seen as serious preparation for an attack on Iran, an Israeli defense official told the Times of London on Thursday.

    "This is preparation that should be taken seriously. Israel is investing time in preparing itself for the complexity of an attack on Iran. These maneuvers are a message to Iran that Israel will follow up on its threats," the official was quoted as saying.”

    President Bush had become so alarmed over Israel’s plan to attack Iran that in an unprecedented move, just prior to leaving office, he refused the Israelis “secret request” for 1,000 of the American bunker busting bombs they wanted, but, Israel had obtained 100 of these dreaded weapons in a 2005 deal with the Pentagon.

    Upon Obama assuming the US Presidency, Israel’s Prime Minister gave the American leader a stark warning that “Either you take care of Iran-quickly-or I will”, a challenge that Obama, while in Russia last week, slapped down by warning that the United States is “absolutely not” giving Israel a green light to attack Iran, a curious statement, however, when viewed in the light of the American Vice President Biden stating just days before that “Israel is free to do whatever it deems necessary to remove the Iranian nuclear threat”.

    Fueling Russian and Chinese fears over Israel’s planned attack on Iran, these reports continue, is the Jewish states planned use of Iraqi territory from their Kurdistan region which borders Iran, and which this past week furthered its goal to become an independent Nation with the adopting of a new constitution, and with its Israeli trained army can expect an “immediate” invasion from both its sworn enemies Turkey and Iran.

    Even worse, Syria’s leader has reportedly warned the US that upon Turkey and Iran declaring war upon Kurdistan and Israel it would “no choice” but to honor its defense agreements with the Iranians calling for their Nations to protect each other in times of peril.

    Further complicating this mess is Turkey’s membership in NATO, and which under that alliances agreement calls for the United States and Europe to join with the Turkish military in fighting against what in essence would be their own allies of Israel and Kurdistan.

    Not being known to the American people is that while their Military Forces have been fighting in Iraq, the United States and Iran have longstanding agreements allowing the Iranians to shell Iraqi Kurd territory without fear of reprisal, an agreement that also includes Turkey who have battled against the Iraqi Kurds for decades.

    Most ominously in these reports though, both Russia and China state that they will have “no choice” but to place an “immediate embargo” against any oil and gas coming from the Middle East and weapons to the region the United States may try to supply. China further states in this warning that upon an Israeli attack upon Iran they will “immediately cease” to purchase any more US debt, and with the American deficit hitting $1 Trillion for the first time in their history, and with it expecting to exceed $2 Trillion by the end of the fiscal year on September 30th, a particually grave threat being that China’s $2 Trillion in reserves are the only thing keeping the US economy afloat.

    Russian Intelligence Analysts further report that the long-serving head of Iran's Atomic Energy Organization, Gholam Reza Aghazadeh, resigned today over fears for his and his family’s safety upon an attack by Israel upon the Persian Nation.

    What is not known at this time, these reports summarize, is if Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system, which the Israelis report has been “successfully tested”, would be able to withstand the estimated 6,000 plus missiles expected to be fired at it by the combined powers of Iran, Syria and Hezbollah.

    But, to Israeli war leaders believing that upon the conventional destruction of Iran’s nuclear facilities, the Persian Nation will “sue for peace” rather than be hit by nuclear weapons, these reports state, unequivocally, that Iranian leaders are “fully prepared” to engulf the entire World in “brutal fire” rather than to ever “kneel down” before the “Zionists” they have long stated have no right being in the Middle East in the first place.

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    Re: Are humans getting dumber?

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