Would you say that humanity as a whole have gotten dumber?

as opposed to previous generations that is Would you say that humanity as a whole have gotten dumber?

  • Yes as a whole humanity has gotten dumber
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  • No we have generally gotten smarter
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  • We are about as dumb/smart as we were in previous generations
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  • Yes and a perfect example of this is that society is supposed to entertain the thought that gender is not only not an issue but not really even a concrete thing. Gender is ever changeable as the wind on the plains. lol!

    And this is considered deep, sophisticated thought and anyone that disagrees is a moron and not only a moron but a bigot, judgmental, racist piece of shit. lol!

    How dumb can we become? I really do not think we can get dumber than this. But who knows? People always surprise me.

    It is not that we can't get dumber, I just do not think there is anything to get dumber on. I just do not think that it is possible. If we believe gender is not really a thing, then I am pretty sure we will believe almost anything. lol!

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  • We are forming an idiocracy.
    Out knowledge has increased as a species, however those with this knowledge has reduced.
    Social systems have prevented survival of the fittest where only the strong breed, now it's the idiots who have more kids, thus watering down the gene pool with swill.
    Intelligent people tend to have fewer kids. As a result the average has lowered.
    Another generation of this and we'll reach a breaking point possibly fixed by war.
    Either that or sterilisation programs/birth policies or a reformation of the social and educational systems.

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What Girls Said 13

  • Yes for sure

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  • Hell no! :o
    People used to be superstitious as heck. They were suspicious, gullible, uneducated, oppressed. We are a lot better than we were 100 years ago, 200, 500, 1000.

    And though this planet has a diverse group of people, I truly think as a whole we are getting better.

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  • Depends on your perspective. If you were a Luddite you might say we’ve gotten dumber. By any tangible measure of human success, standard of living, longevity, quality of life you might say we’ve gotten smarter.

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  • Yes, a good example are 3rd wave feminists, white knights, politically "correct" people, social justice warriors... and other freaks out there.

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  • About the same, we just make a more public show of it.

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  • We were here /------/ on a scale of dumb to smart. I now believe we are here /-------------------------------------/. But on average about the same.

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  • no, it's just that much more of humanity's stupidity is caught on camera

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  • maybe it just seems like it to each generation as they get older

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  • I think yeah. I mean look at people eating detergent pods and filming it

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  • Yes, we are living in the era of the "Snowflake generation"

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  • Hey I like maury 😂😂 especially the paternity test

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  • Definitely.

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  • many are dumber

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What Guys Said 30

  • On average we're probably a little smarter and getting smarter in future generations. There's a demand for smart people in today's society and I think that's affected our evolution. Survival of fittest (or in this case smartest). Smart people do better in life on average.

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  • Our overall intelligence and knowledge continues increasing as a race. People are simply biased because teenagers with no life experience and a lot of bad opinions now have a multitude of platforms to spread those bad opinions to the world. Take for instance the fact that calculus is taught in high schools, at least in the U. S.

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  • It's not so much that we've become dumb... we've ceased letting ourselves mature. We've grown foolish and down't expect maturity from ourselves any more. In that sense we have become dumber but it's not for capability, but willingness to learn and grow.

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  • Dumb people have found it easier to get noticed, but we still have geniuses making technological advances. There definitely are groups with stupid agendas trying to backslide society, but that has always been the case. I do think it's a problem when people aspire to be like reality stars, but I don't necessarily think that humanity as a whole is getting worse. If anything, humanity is getting more intelligent, but maybe not any wiser.

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  • Yep. Most people are not open to possibilities of things. Like aliens, spirituality, etc. They're basically saying that they know everything there is to know in the universe and are drawing conclusions whether something is real or not without looking into it.

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  • It only seems that way because we get to record the dumb shit we do. I can bet all of my money that if cellphones and the internet were around in 1918, people would also be recording the same kind of stupid shit we are now, if not more stupid.

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  • The USA indeed has a lower IQ than not long ago. The main problem of that is that the average IQ includes lots of idiots... meaning, if the average IQ goes down a few points, that indicates the amount of literal morons has gone up.

    That tends to happen when you import lots of people with average IQs of 70 and such.

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  • No. Education is far more widely available to a far bigger part of the human race in general, I don't see how that could make people dumber.

    Also, the "opposed to previous generations" is what every generation is going to say.

    Fact being, education is more widely available.

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  • as being smart isn't necessary to survive anymore, it's just natural evolution to dial back on the intelligence XD... i mean just look at the American president. best example of where the human race is going... degenerating.

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  • Well now that college is almost considered a requirement to have any social standing in the medium and high brow western world (just look at how people pimp out their degrees in dating profiles) I would say no.

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  • No. There has been ignorant people since the dawn of civilization. Now we have the most collective amount of knowledge that we've ever had at our fingertips and yet most of the use of internet is pornographic

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  • I think the internet allows the stupid to put their talents on display more than was previously the case?

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  • The dumb simply use social media as a medium to broadcast their lack of intelligence, so we SEEM dumber as a human race because the majority of those dumb people broadcast themselves.

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  • They may have higher test screws but people today aren't capable of independent thought. They are prisoners to political correctness and group think. Overall they would have made great Nazis.

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  • I'd say roughly the same, but the extremities of two sides became greater. i. e. smartest got smarter and the dumbest got dumber

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  • We are as dumb as previous generations, but in different ways. A lot of stupid people nowadays think they are smart because they saw something on the TV or on the Internet.

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  • i think its pretty much the same, only stupid people are getting recognized for their incompetence now

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  • Well after seeing so many stupid challenges all over social media, which by the way did claim some lives.

    I'd say yes.

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  • Humanity as a whole? No idea.
    However, in the U. S., definitely. The fed & state governments are gutting funding for public skools, and making college impossibly expensive for the average working class family. I get that because once you've seen the strings, it's easy to predict how the show ends. What's confusing and frightening, frankly, is that too few citizens seem to care. Everyone is so distracted by their programs, doodads, and "social" media they barely notice. If they do notice, they seem to think they can rise above it all as the new breakout Utoob star or pro baller. They're literally being fattened up for the kill, and they've never been happier.

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  • Just as dumb, but dumb people are able to be louder now.

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  • I would say overall we have gotten smarter, making the idiots seem even dumber

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  • We are probably as dumb but media makes it easier to maks everyone know than before

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  • The person who talks best in front of the cameras is considered the best.

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  • Definitely. A lot of the idiots who are around today simply wouldn't have survived 100 years ago.

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  • We are about as dumb/smart as we were in previous generations

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  • Smarter in the application and creation of technology,

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  • Tide pods have confirmed this

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  • Seems like it , almost like the movie “ Idiocracy”

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  • past 8-10 years

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  • very dumb

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