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Sounds like the Marching Morons argument. Either that or a load of jumbled nonsense. I say scrap the whole thing.

Nebuchadnezzar (talk)20:56, 22 February 2012

Thanks, scrapped.

Pink mowse.pngGodotGrow a vagina20:59, 22 February 2012

What I laugh about, in such films as idiodicy, is that it assumes "stupied" people are biologically, and not just socially stupid. That is, while it's true fundes are reproducing faster, nothing says their kids are inherently dumb, for all they might lack education.

there are, realistically, probable tons of literal "geniouses" whatever that means, who will never have a chance to *be* genious, cause they are born into poverty.

Pink mowse.pngGodotGrow a vagina21:11, 22 February 2012

You might think I'm blowing a trumpet by saying that I'm proof that intelligence is definitely not inherited, but it's actually a slight against certain members of my extended family, who are, frankly, a bit special.

Scarlet A.pngsshole00:04, 23 February 2012

Intelligence IQ is highly heritable! The world is being inundated with morons, overbreeders, and useless eaters!(Or not)

Nebuchadnezzar (talk)03:22, 23 February 2012

it actually probably is genetic. but if you are poor, or never get good scholling, or go to work the farm at 16, odds are, you'll never know your or your kids could have been einstiens.

Pink mowse.pngGodotGrow a vagina03:46, 23 February 2012

Only if you believe in the all-powerful g. But, to me, g is about as magical as the "soul."

Nebuchadnezzar (talk)03:49, 23 February 2012

Actually, I did have a thought, ideas like those presented in the Marching Morons (Idiocracy is intentionally comical, so it doesn't seem right bash it directly too much) might be a case of projecting a perceived cultural decline onto genetics. Remember that people gravitate to "sciencey" explanations, even if they're wrong, so perhaps rather than a simple idea of cultural suicide, a biological explanation is preferred because genetics is complicated and far more "sciencey". Not to mention how blaming biology makes it an uncontrollable inevitability, which robs us of any and all responsibility for it.

Scarlet A.pngtheist10:41, 23 February 2012

That was more or less the line of thought behind the dysgenic strain of doomsayers in the eugenics movement, which was a continuation of a long tradition of fear-mongering about the inevitable decline of civilization and kids these days.

Nebuchadnezzar (talk)15:43, 23 February 2012

Any convenient explanation that supports that the younger generation is a shitter than yours is immensely attractive. Why do you think you get "n00b" comments on the internet?

Scarlet A.pngbomination20:22, 23 February 2012

Any convenient explanation that supports that the younger generation is a shitter than yours is immensely attractive. Why do you think you get "n00b" comments on the internet?

Scarlet A.pngnarchist20:22, 23 February 2012

WTF. the younger generation *is* shittier than mine! :-) my nephew decided that he and his friends were going to head butt a train. a moving one. and he is a normal american teen raised by normal american adults.

and some pot tossed in, i'm sure.

Pink mowse.pngGodotGrow a vagina20:59, 23 February 2012

Kids these days.

ТyYes?22:01, 23 February 2012

Quiet, youngling.

Scarlet A.pnggnostic00:19, 24 February 2012

The wiki is full of teenagers!

Тyeh?00:46, 24 February 2012

Now i'm offended.

Fallacy2 (talk)00:53, 24 February 2012
Scarlet A.pngsshole01:00, 24 February 2012

Enjoy it while you can:

ТyNo01:09, 24 February 2012