View Poll Results: Are humans getting dumber?

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Thread: Are humans getting dumber?

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    Are humans getting dumber?

    What are your thoughts on this subject?

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    Re: Are humans getting dumber?

    You can't sink further when you're already at the bottom of the ocean.

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    Re: Are humans getting dumber?

    Yes, but are we bottomed out?

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    Re: Are humans getting dumber?

    Well, that's what I meant. But truthfully, what's typically perceived as "stupidity" is merely shallow and reversible ignorance bred by presently existing social conditions. There's also the nature of crudely biased perception as an element of popular sentiment that most people are stupid. For example, Rousseau commented of European perceptions of the "backwardness" of more primitive societies that "when I see multitudes of entirely naked savages scorn European voluptuousness and endure hunger, fire, the sword, and death to preserve only their independence, I feel that it does not behoove slaves to reason about freedom."

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    Re: Are humans getting dumber?

    Can you repeat the question?

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    Re: Are humans getting dumber?

    I don't think so. Using my children as an example, i feel there more worldly, savvy, and basically more intelligent.
    they are 12 and 9 and we just had a great discussion on the film the boy in the stripped pyjamas

    Or have i missed the question?

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    Re: Are humans getting dumber?

    Just click the third option on the poll, Tucker. (That's the bottom one).

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    Re: Are humans getting dumber?

    Quote Originally Posted by Agnapostate View Post
    Just click the third option on the poll, Tucker. (That's the bottom one).
    I did that before I posted.

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    Re: Are humans getting dumber?

    Nah, we are increasing our knowledge of the world and universe as technology expands


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    Re: Are humans getting dumber?

    Quote Originally Posted by Laila View Post
    Nah, we are increasing our knowledge of the world and universe as technology expands
    The question was if we are getting dumber, and not if we increase our knowledge.
    Knowledge cannot decrease unless you erase it from the many existing databases, so obviously it'll only increase.
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