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Thread: Has the average person become stupider in last 5000 years?

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    Re: Has the average person become stupider in last 5000 years?

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    While you're at it, you should ask "Is life for the average person funner now than it was 5000 years ago?".
    Or maybe you can ask "Is the average person smarter than 5000 years ago"

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    Re: Has the average person become stupider in last 5000 years?

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    While you're at it, you should ask "Is life for the average person funner now than it was 5000 years ago".
    The answer would be probably not.

    A follow up question could be. "Is life for the average person more predictable now than it was 5000 years ago?"
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    Re: Has the average person become stupider in last 5000 years?

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    While you're at it, you should ask "Is life for the average person funner now than it was 5000 years ago".
    It some instances I would say yes, and others no. We have Video Games and P.O.V. Porn, and yet we have thousands of horrible diseases, possible death around every corner, and morons running amok in every nook and cranny of society!!!

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    Re: Has the average person become stupider in last 5000 years?

    Quote Originally Posted by Arch Enemy View Post
    This is my favorite part

    "7,500 years ago in Europe enabled people there to take advantage of non-human milk, a highly nutritious food source one can sustainably procure instead of slaughtering animals."

    mmmmmm I love drinking non-human milk from my slaughtered animals.

    Those words "instead of" imply an either/or situation.
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    fyi Re: Has the average person become stupider in last 5000 years?

    Not the last 5000 years, but certainly in the last 150. Look at some 100 to 150 year old 8th grade school textbooks if you want proof.

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    Re: Has the average person become stupider in last 5000 years?

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    While you're at it, you should ask "Is life for the average person funner now than it was 5000 years ago".
    Probably not. Imagine how ****ing exciting it must have been to be in the wild and experiencing things you dont even properly understand, rather than sitting in a sofa watching TV.
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