Follow Slashdot blog updates by subscribing to our blog RSS feed

 



Forgot your password?
typodupeerror
Get HideMyAss! VPN, PC Mag's Top 10 VPNs of 2016 for 55% off for a Limited Time ×

Submission + - Idiocracy has begun (livescience.com) 1

barefoot_professor writes: Are Humans Becoming Less Intelligent?
As reported by LiveScience, "The study, published today (Nov. 12) in the journal Trends in Genetics, argues that humans lost the evolutionary pressure to be smart once we started living in dense agricultural settlements several thousand years ago."

This discussion was created for logged-in users only, but now has been archived. No new comments can be posted.

Idiocracy has begun

Comments Filter:
  • Call me an ostrich with my head in the sand -- I have no intention of reading any article which leads to such a summary. Is there something about agriculture which doesn't require smarts? If nothing else, they need better ways of beating off the raiders who don't farm, and ways to hide their crop from tax collectors, and ways to find the hidden crops.

    What about the notion that writing and arithmetic began as ways to keep track of crops and taxes? Maybe only dummies can do that.

    I think it's more likely th

BASIC is the Computer Science equivalent of `Scientific Creationism'.

Working...