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Post Reply "If all of the stupid people were killed off, would humanity become smarter"
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Posted 5/13/16
I don't like this question.
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qualeshia3 wrote:

Let me know if a thread like this one exist or not.
Thanks a bunches.



Here is the link:

https://www.quora.com/If-all-of-the-stupid-people-in-the-world-were-killed-would-humanity-become-smarter


What do you think about this question? Would getting rid of stupid people change anything? How do you feel about natural selection? What is your ideals on stupidity?

Enjoy!!!


Surely if all the stupid people were killed there wouldn't be enough people left to run the world not to mention what your going to do with so many dead people.
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Well I know one thing. Humanity will try a hell of a lot harder to not act like idiots if they will be killed for appearing stupid.
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And who exactly gets to define who is stupid? This is a VERY dangerous line of thinking. Look at what Hitler and the Nazi's did in Germany with their ethnic cleansing. Not only did the commit one of the worst genocides this planet has ever seen but they also sterilized and murdered a lot of people who were different, mentally ill or that they just didn't like. That is where this type of thinking ends up. It starts with those deemed "less intelligent" or stupid and then the bar gets lowered even further and it goes to people who are sick or different. Never mind that autistic child is a mathematical genius, he's different or stupid so we get rid of him. Then anyone who opposes you or disagrees with you is stupid. See where I'm going with this? Playing God is never a good idea.

I know some people who are geniuses in one area or another but don't have a lick of common sense. I went to school with a kid who was probably autistic and the kid had NO common sense and didn't seem that bright initially but he was doing College level trigonometry in the fourth grade. His parents had brought in a college math teacher to tutor him and the teacher recommended he should be taking advanced college courses (which he did end up doing) because there wasn't much that teacher could teach him. He said the boy was above his own skill level. I don't know what became of him but if he put his mind towards mathematics in any way I'm sure he's making a HUGE difference in the world. He would literally fill blackboards with equations and it was really awesome. None of us even knew what the heck he was doing. He was just so far above our level of education when it came to math. We had more common sense though. Which of us are stupid? We are if we compared our math skills to his so the real answer is: None of us. We are all just different.
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No idea.
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No, smart people need a comparison to realise they're smart, stupidity serves a purpose. Also people aren't totally divided into smart or stupid ones. Smart people can be stupid sometimes and stupid ones can have moments of smartness.
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Intelligence does not equal common sense. If you killed off everyone under an IQ of 100, there is still the possibility of stupid actions being made.
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idk bc i'd be dead
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You too, OP sorry.
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Humans would become extinct
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41 / M / Where the heart is
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Nope. Then the gifted would want to kill the merely smart to shorten the intelligence gap further. And those actions all together is another type of stupid.
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24 / M / Texas
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That would be the day that comedy died...
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26 / F / New Jersey, USA
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Good comments.
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I'd rather not be killed off.

Or at least wait until after tonight.
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No because then average people would be considered stupid and be killed off and it would keep happening until one person is left
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