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Post Reply "If all of the stupid people were killed off, would humanity become smarter"
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With our society as it is, highly skilled, intelligent people are either having less children or even no children due to the time constraints and lifestyle choices. Leaving those, less intellectually gifted, the job of providing the bulk of population growth. Therefore, as a commenter previously stated, this endeavor to manipulate genetics would actually be the self-inflicted extinction of humanity.
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The anime "Gate" episode 8 Time 3:00 to 4:42 seems to cover this. Though they are talking about Slackers the principle seems to apply to several things (Intelligence and Stupidity included)

The really stupid seem to eliminate themselves from the Gene Pool without any assistance (Lookup the "Darwin Awards" for examples!)

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Hell no, ya just have smart people forced to inbreed due to a massive population crisis. Then we'd be back to square one.
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Ranwolf wrote:

Hell no, ya just have smart people forced to inbreed due to a massive population crisis. Then we'd be back to square one.


Worse than square 1. They'd be stupid AND ugly.



To go the way of the Spanish Habsburgs would be a most ignoble way to cap off human history.
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walker1455 wrote:



Worse than square 1. They'd be stupid AND ugly.



To go the way of the Spanish Habsburgs would be a most ignoble way to cap off human history.


I still say it's a slightly kinder fate than death by nuclear winter . but hey a species has gotta end somehow. And most endings I can foresee kinda go along the lines " Well shit that just happened. ."
Posted 5/13/16
I'm not gonna sacrifice myself for heartless demons !!
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For there to be smart people, some have to be stupid. The standard of stupidity would probably just go up.

Besides, I am not sure what you actually define as stupid? Not having a degree or an intellectual job? There are plenty uneducated people, but few are just plain stupid.
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atleap wrote:

For there to be smart people, some have to be stupid. The standard of stupidity would probably just go up.

Besides, I am not sure what you actually define as stupid? Not having a degree or an intellectual job? There are plenty uneducated people, but few are just plain stupid.


Just what i wanted to write.
But if we follow the line, and raise the level of stupidity, at a point we will hit a spot, where only 2 living humans left and then it will stop. Why? It is easy, to determine who is stupid(has to die), you need to agree on it, and who would agree against themselves to die? Until you reach this level, to get the most votes on the one, who is the "stupid" is fairly easier. But I have my doubts about reaching this point, basically at every point where is possible to reach a draw (mainly, when there is possibility to even the votes,to kill or not), there is the possibility, to stop the circle and end it. Or just to start a new circle, with a new nominee and new vote.
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Posted 5/27/16
That has got to be the most stupidest thing Ive read today
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Noi because even highly educated people are stupid.
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That has got to be the most stupidest thing Ive read today


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If you removed a part of the population because they were lower in trait X, then after that either we would find another trait to pick on people for or become more stringent on the first trait and continue to remove parts that don't meet the new standards.
Posted 5/28/16
Murdering a bunch of people sound like a very stupid thing to do.
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Hrafna wrote:
Murdering a bunch of people sound like a very stupid thing to do.
but..but thats how I get my point around!!!...
Its so beneficial!
oh wait.. I just killed off my business.. dope

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I mean, the economy would go into ruins because people with different IQs work in different types of jobs. A lot of the "smarter" people would not know what to do in a lot of more manual workings.
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