RE: Doogie Mice
Brian S (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Fri, 3 Sep 1999 10:45:30 -0700 (PDT)
- "O'Regan, Emlyn" <Emlyn.ORegan@actew.com.au>
> > My contention is that humankind has created an
> ecological niche which
> > not only offers no reproductive advantage to
> higher intelligence, there is
> > in fact
> > a *very large* reproductive advantage to stupidity
> and irresponsibility.
> > spike
> Actually, I don't think this is correct; I was
> reading somewhere (my
> trademark accuracy again) that intelligence
> (+education?) is increasingly
> important, at least in the west, as a determinant of
> success. The world's
> getting more complicated.
> That's my excuse, anyhow.
You are probably correct in saying that intelligence
is important to success, but what KIND of success?
Most likely economic succes is influenced by
intellignece, while stupidity [for lack of a better
term] may be more important to reproductive success.
Most successful people, at least in the west, have
fewer children than their poorer peers.
Mob rule isn't any prettier merely because the mob calls itself a government.
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