Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Yeah, we’re boned

Human intelligence may be declining.

That would certainly go a long way toward explaining the phenomenon of low-information voters and Barack Obama’s most recent election victory (plus the fact that Joe Biden was ever trusted to do anything besides dress up in the uniform of a Honduran field marshal and open doors for the patrons of some fancy hotel).


Minicapt said...

"I would wager that if an average citizen from Athens of 1000 BC were to appear …"
I can see this theory doing splendidly well, with the good doctor being exemplar #1.


Anonymous said...

Thank goodness there's an antidote for this. The more single malt whiskey I drink the smarter I get.....(and better looking, too.)

SwampWoman said...

You know, this can be fixed. All we need to do is take the warning labels off things (Do not feed the grizzly bears!) and the problem would right itself shortly. Stupid people would once more self-remove themselves from the population, and all would be well.

Paco said...

Swampy: You're righter than you know.

RebeccaH said...

And yet, we continue to evolve, and our brains are getting bigger. What's up with that?

Spiny Norman said...


Yeah, you have a point there, it's along the lines of what I've believed for years about the "miracle of modern medicine": it allows the truly stupid to survive long enough to reproduce.