Talk:Idiocracy

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Good start[edit]

It'd be great if we could embed the specific portions of the movie referenced (they're probably on YT somewhere); words don't capture the stupocalypse that is Idiocracy. FᴜᴢᴢʏCᴀᴛPᴏᴛᴀᴛᴏ, Esϙᴜɪʀᴇ (talk/stalk) 21:56, 15 October 2016 (UTC)

Got the most relevant one to the whole "idiots breed too much" thing CorruptUser (talk) 00:31, 16 October 2016 (UTC)

PZ Myers wrote a piece criticizing the plot of Idiocracy: http://scienceblogs.com/pharyngula/2007/05/08/there-are-no-marching-morons/

The problem is - defining what 'intelligence' and 'stupidity' are. Go back 'not that long ago' and most people in 'the West' would be able to set up the fire in the fireplace and light it without choking themselves or burning the house down - and what percentage could do it now? Ditto many other practical tasks/recognising what wild plants are edible, etc... therefore we are 'more stupid' than people a few decades ago. Given the complexities of 'intelligence', increasing stupidity would have to be deliberately bred for (and 'reversion to the mean' and the powers that be wanting people who know whether a martini should be shaken or stirred etc means that it would be more difficult than even the most conspiracy minded would think - and appropriate references to [1] and [2] for those who are so interested). 82.44.143.26 (talk) 17:50, 18 July 2017 (UTC)