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Human Intelligence is Devolving?: Part V of V

Function Versus Fiction The reason we can be sure this will not end well is that there is an additional utopian assumption that is just as flawed as those previously discussed: humankind has or soon will transcend the demand for … Continue reading

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Human Intelligence is Devolving?: Part IV of V

Divergence for the Ages Responsible for the policies are a number of notions stemming from the European counter-Enlightenment of the mid-to-late 1700s—symbolized in the Romanticism movement. One was the notion of relativism, fostered by some of the thinkers of the … Continue reading

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Human Intelligence is Devolving?: Part III of V

Nature and Nurture  That is, here we see why the dumbing down of America specifically and Western civilization generally would be the inevitable result of the ideas and policies that participating nations have adopted and implemented—with all being biomathematically selected for according … Continue reading

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Human Intelligence is Devolving?: Part II of V

Further Explanation Required However, it seems unlikely that good times and high mutation rates could lead to an actual decline in intellectual performance, as some selection pressure always exists, leading to an attrition rate for the least fit. Indeed, to … Continue reading

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Human Intelligence is Devolving?: Part I of V

In a recent article in NaturalScience.com (http://naturalsociety.com/leading-geneticist-human-intelligence-slowly-declining/#ixzz2LGv2mRG8), Stanford University researcher and geneticist, Dr. Gerald Crabtree described why he has become convinced the human species has gradually become less intelligent (and emotionally stable) during recent decades, and perhaps even recent centuries. … Continue reading

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The History of the Merit (not Robber) Baron?: Part VI of VI

Ultimate Boundaries The general problem here is that, postmodernism not only denies the existence of actual natural laws that are timeless, universal, and impossible to overcome; these laws will invariably and inevitably decide what exists on earth and what does … Continue reading

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The History of the Merit (not Robber) Baron?: Part V of VI

Enlightenment via Denial? While most acknowledge the existence of the dynamics described above, most also deny their importance, as they perceive that we humans have gone beyond the mandate of maximizing societal performance. All as part of a new postmodernist … Continue reading

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The History of the Merit (not Robber) Baron?: Part IV of VI

The Power of Freedom Yet most important of all here is that, not only is a normal/bell-curve distribution with extreme outcome and status variation to be expected within a meritocratic free marketplace, this result is extremely desirable with regard to … Continue reading

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The History of the Merit (not Robber) Baron?: Part III of VI

Fitness and the Marketplace In other words, what the success of the brightest within the free marketplace replicates is the success of the fittest within the realm of natural selection—with both epitomizing the standard of merit. Indeed, being that intelligence … Continue reading

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The History of the Merit (not Robber) Baron?: Part II of VI

Cream Rises Enter a recent study by the research scientist, Jonathan Wai, from Duke University, who has found a strong correlation between brainpower and success—especially with regard to wealth acquisition. Indeed, the data show that “the top one percent in … Continue reading

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