No offense, of course, to anyone on this site. Some days at work, I just feel like I am literally surrounded by idiots.
My question is, biologically speaking, why do you all think people don't develop a higher number of functioning brain cells over time? I know inscuteable proteins, glial glue, and billions of neurons from dividing stem cells all play a part, but research basically just shows that we are more intelligent than other mammals, not that we are getting any smarter over time. Is evolution just so slow that it's indiscernible, or are humans done developing intelligence?
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Evolution = random mutation + natural selection
First of all these mutations take thousands of years. Then, whoever is more adapted to his environment gets to reproduce and survive. Those with the advantageous mutation do, and the useless mutation dies.
In our society, it's pretty clear that fucking morons can reproduce without any problems. So they're not about to disappear any time soon.
On the top of that, the IQ is not intelligence, it's your potential. Just like genetics and body building. You could have great genetics but if you never went to a gym... you will still look like a fat fuck.
So people may have a high IQ but poor education and still sound like drooling idiots.