‘Darwinism vs. Idiocracy’ or ‘Survival of the Fattest’

Last night I watched Mike Judge’s Idiocracy with Luke Wilson.  It was pretty awful, but it did bring up an excellent point:  Darwinism is dead.  Survival of the fittest?  Not anymore.  If anything, evolution is working in reverse.  The dumb and weak are capable of reproducing just like the superior members of our species, and have shown to do so in greater numbers.  No doubt the average intelligence of a human will be significantly lower in a couple hundred years than today.  The way I see it, the human species hit a developmental peak about 100 to 150 years ago (in the United States, other developing countries may have yet to peak).  so what’s happened since then?

1.  Indoor plumbing.  Yes, I know it’s been around for thousands of years, but this whole craze in the U.S. started in the 1840’s.  I’m sure this resulted in more hand and face washing, and therefore less germs and disease.

2.  Aseptic Technique.  Atlhough Aristotle had well developed theories long ago, it wasn’t until the mid 1800’s that the ideas of microorganisms causing disease took hold of the mainstream.  Soon thereafter, everyone was living longer thanks to the miracles of modern medicine, even stupid people.  Yes, especially stupid people.  Think Homer Simpson.

3.  Social programs (Welfare) sponsored by the U.S government.  Once upon a time if you couldn’t, or weren’t, willng to work, you would starve to death.  Not anymore.  Now every single U.S. citizen has the God given right to be fat and health regardless of their contribution to the workforce.  And don’t worry about your kids, they’ll be taken care of by the government too.  Now go procreate!!!

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