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Response to The human race is de-evolving. 2009-12-11 21:15:36 Reply

Believe what you will, but compared to just a few hundred years ago, any country that could go nearly 2 and a half centuries and only loose 3,000 citizens to combatants on it's own soil was practically a chosen land.
I mean, Hell, the French killed like 50,000 of themselves just back in the 18th century.

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Response to The human race is de-evolving. 2009-12-11 21:17:22 Reply

At 12/11/09 08:50 PM, Maverick-Alex wrote: OP is retared IMO. Confusing a genetic process with a sociocultural aspect?

It's been done before. People has used Darwin's theory and applied it to business and Empires/governments. So it's not really confusing more along the lines of inaccurate.


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Response to The human race is de-evolving. 2009-12-11 21:23:32 Reply

At 12/11/09 09:17 PM, Toastman7007 wrote:
At 12/11/09 08:50 PM, Maverick-Alex wrote: OP is retared IMO. Confusing a genetic process with a sociocultural aspect?
It's been done before. People has used Darwin's theory and applied it to business and Empires/governments. So it's not really confusing more along the lines of inaccurate.

True. A better term would be "Becoming inert stupid fucks" not "de-volving" Social Darwinism is an entirely different thing, although, it might apply.

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Response to The human race is de-evolving. 2009-12-11 21:29:26 Reply

Notice that these mostly applied to America.

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Response to The human race is de-evolving. 2009-12-11 21:30:40 Reply

Bullshit, we have been like this since ancient times. And besides, de-evolution is impossible; only adaptation over time. Use your giant brain.

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Response to The human race is de-evolving. 2009-12-11 22:02:03 Reply

I think people are just as stupid as before, but now that communication only takes a matter of seconds we can see more and more of it. I also agree that a big part of the population in the U.S. is really fucking stupid and morbidly obese.


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Response to The human race is de-evolving. 2009-12-11 22:08:56 Reply

At 12/11/09 07:23 PM, Cybersief wrote: It's not de-evolving, evolving cannot go backwards. We're still evolving, just to a stupider life form.

And the award for dumbest obvious answer GOES TOOOO!!!!!...

And on a serious note; I personally think/ believe we as humans have relied on technology so much that we need technology to answer everything for us. EX: 1994 earthquake happened, most people had to turn on their T.V.'s just to have CNN tell them that an earthquake had just happened.... seriously? wtf. I personally believe we'll not "de-evolve" but rather go back to our primal instinct to survive. Like how indians can put their head to the ground and hear something coming from miles away.
We'll use our Intuition alot more (go look up what Intuition means if you do not know; mothers intuition is a prime example.) People in Jamaica could run through the rain forest closing their eyes and using nothing but their senses in order to make it through unhurt (like running into a tree or some shit lol)

I think it'll just be technology and our primal instincts we'll learn to harness better and use together.
If you think about it; wwwaayyyyy long time ago they had to use there primal instincts just to live. because technology didn't exist very much. We've gradually lost our "abilities" (if you'd like to call them) to technology. Through time we slowly started to rely more and more on our technology, as appose to our natural human instincts. which our earliest ancestors used to live by day by day.

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Response to The human race is de-evolving. 2009-12-11 22:11:22 Reply

We're getting stupider not de-evolving. But at least this makes the smart people look...smarter


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Response to The human race is de-evolving. 2009-12-11 22:37:01 Reply

At 12/11/09 07:09 PM, COMboy112 wrote:
-The 9/11 attacks are a cause of racist attacks on Muslims that were simply sporting a beard, Frat boys paint their faces red, white and blue and constantly shout "U.S.A! U.S.A!" Jingoism comes and take the place of patroitism. 150,000 people die everyday, yet we only weep for only a mere 3,000 more.

we're sad cuz those 3 thousand people are richer that those poor 150,000 people....

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Response to The human race is de-evolving. 2009-12-11 22:41:57 Reply

At 12/11/09 10:08 PM, HoboPorn wrote: Like how indians can put their head to the ground and hear something coming from miles away.

hah ignorance, and its native american

is devolving, like in cult classic movie altered states

The human race is de-evolving.

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Response to The human race is de-evolving. 2009-12-11 22:46:26 Reply

HUman race has always been like this all the way from roman times to the current day just more people are like this but the percentage of it stays the population increases.

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Response to The human race is de-evolving. 2009-12-11 22:49:04 Reply

At 12/11/09 10:41 PM, pr0ded wrote:
At 12/11/09 10:08 PM, HoboPorn wrote: Like how indians can put their head to the ground and hear something coming from miles away.
hah ignorance, and its native american

is devolving, like in cult classic movie altered states

Did you really just come out of nowhere... to correct ONE MEANINGLESS PART of my post? Native Americans may also be interpreted as Indians. And i'm guessing you took the time to read that far just to make fun of my belief. (which is most of NG's user based thinking) but you could not, because thats the only incorrect part of my post.

So PLEASE; enlighten me; what else is wrong with my belief?

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Response to The human race is de-evolving. 2009-12-11 23:35:15 Reply

sounds more like retarded media theory

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Response to The human race is de-evolving. 2009-12-11 23:39:08 Reply

Hobbes theory is that humans as a species are inherently evil. Therefore we as a race will always be what you see as de-evolution.


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Response to The human race is de-evolving. 2009-12-11 23:50:32 Reply

At 12/11/09 07:14 PM, Skwurll wrote: We've pretty much stopped natural selection, which means even people who wouldn't have survived in pre-modern earth are reproducing.

So we're basically evolutionarily buttfucking ourselves.

Valid argument. It's actually what I expected the OP to post. About the OP....

At 12/11/09 07:09 PM, COMboy112 wrote: I don' t about this, or that we put WAAAY to much importance on stupid things, or if I'm just being overly cynical.

But,
Do you believe, as a species, we are taking a step backward in evolution? Not in the way we will be living in caves or something like that, but in intelligence? In a albeit subtle way? Take these for examples. (These might be found offenssive to some, should that be the case, I'm sorry.)

-The 9/11 attacks are a cause of racist attacks on Muslims that were simply sporting a beard, Frat boys paint their faces red, white and blue and constantly shout "U.S.A! U.S.A!" Jingoism comes and take the place of patroitism. 150,000 people die everyday, yet we only weep for only a mere 3,000 more.

Questionable cause fallacy.

-1977, The entire city of New York blacks out, stores are stolen from and vandalised. chruch-going, law-aibing citizens take part in this.

QC fallacy

-1992, Rodney King is brutalized by police officers, they are aquitted, resulting in African-Americans to beat up every Caucasian they can find, instead of going after the jurors that aquitted the officers, or the officers themsevles.

QCF

-2009, Barrack Obama respectfully bows to the emperor of Japan, the media thinks of it as a major story.

QCF

-2009, A basketball ref places bets on games, I saw this story have its own segment for one full hour.

QCF

-2005-present day, Flame wars on Youtube are constant, anything over video games, music, religion, can be found, racism is allowed, and gang members can flash thier signs for the world to see.

QCF

What do you think? are we digging a hole here? a hole that we will soon won't be able to get out of?

No, but I think you inadvertently (and ironically) proved your own point. How is it that the one valid point in this thread wasn't even made by you?

As stated before, members of the human race don't die out and only leave suitable humans capable of withstanding a certain environment. Instead, we adapt as a whole to whatever environmental challenges present themselves to us and preserve even the most defective of genes.

Technologically, we're evolving. Biologically, we're degrading.

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Response to The human race is de-evolving. 2009-12-11 23:54:22 Reply

Nope, we've pretty much been this stupid all along.


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Response to The human race is de-evolving. 2009-12-11 23:59:33 Reply

I agree. we are becoming (unfortunately) more and more lazy with each coming day, and just as unfortunate, less open-minded.

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Response to The human race is de-evolving. 2009-12-12 00:27:50 Reply

According to my chart of "Useless, stupidly idiotic, senseless moron dickheads vs. smart people" ratio which is for now limited just to video games, I do indeed believe that the world's IQ is constantly diminishing.

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Response to The human race is de-evolving. 2009-12-12 00:34:58 Reply

So we're basically evolutionarily buttfucking ourselves.

Should have phrased it this way, crap.


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Response to The human race is de-evolving. 2009-12-12 00:49:39 Reply

At 12/11/09 07:09 PM, COMboy112 wrote: Do you believe, as a species, we are taking a step backward in evolution? Not in the way we will be living in caves or something like that, but in intelligence? In a albeit subtle way? Take these for examples. (These might be found offenssive to some, should that be the case, I'm sorry.)

No, we just change.

-The 9/11 attacks are a cause of racist attacks on Muslims that were simply sporting a beard, Frat boys paint their faces red, white and blue and constantly shout "U.S.A! U.S.A!" Jingoism comes and take the place of patroitism. 150,000 people die everyday, yet we only weep for only a mere 3,000 more.

There's nothing wrong with showing some love for your country. Canada does the same thing, Mexico does it also, and many other countries. If I killed 2 guys you didn't even know, and they were from another country you don't even care much about, I don't think you would cry about it. You'd just think, "Aw that sucks" and move on. Besides, we wouldn't know if some starving child died. Some people don't even give a shit.

-1977, The entire city of New York blacks out, stores are stolen from and vandalised. chruch-going, law-aibing citizens take part in this.

Kind of like animals. We are caged up when civilized and obeying the law. We let ourselves out when society breaks down. People want to take that chance to go and fuck around and for once not have to listen to an authority. It feels good to be off the leash.

-1992, Rodney King is brutalized by police officers, they are aquitted, resulting in African-Americans to beat up every Caucasian they can find, instead of going after the jurors that aquitted the officers, or the officers themsevles.

African-Americans will take things offensively especially since they weren't always free. I guess they are just more sensitive and thought of it the wrong way. They probably weren't thinking about it, and just thought it was a some sort of racial discrimination against them.

-2009, Barrack Obama respectfully bows to the emperor of Japan, the media thinks of it as a major story.

The media is bullshit.

-2009, A basketball ref places bets on games, I saw this story have its own segment for one full hour.

Again, the media is bullshit.

-2005-present day, Flame wars on Youtube are constant, anything over video games, music, religion, can be found, racism is allowed, and gang members can flash thier signs for the world to see.

Racism isn't really allowed, but you can't stop more than a million users from being racist.


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Response to The human race is de-evolving. 2009-12-12 00:52:00 Reply

I can't wait till the aliens come and force the smartest men to have sex with the most beautiful women to create some kinda super human.


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Response to The human race is de-evolving. 2009-12-12 00:54:47 Reply

At 12/12/09 12:52 AM, FatJoe214 wrote: I can't wait till the aliens come and force the smartest men to have sex with the most beautiful women to create some kinda super human.

Damn straight.


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Response to The human race is de-evolving. 2009-12-12 00:58:15 Reply

I don't reckon we're de-evolving, most of us have always been stupid. The same things happened in the past - we just didn't have planes, the internet, or weapons of mass destruction back then... But I think we won't evolve until most of our species dies from an all poweful virus because we live in a world where the sickly and weak can survive - unlike in the wild where it's survival of the fittest.


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Response to The human race is de-evolving. 2009-12-12 01:10:18 Reply

Soon, everything but a few fingers, toes, and your mouth will be the only thing a person ever uses.


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Response to The human race is de-evolving. 2009-12-12 02:03:57 Reply

I think its fuckin sad about all the "gangsta" wannabees these days. Fuck man, thats where the human race is de-evolving.


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Response to The human race is de-evolving. 2009-12-12 03:36:03 Reply

At 12/11/09 08:48 PM, XxRobJohnsonxX wrote: Basically, as civilization continues to spread.... animals will become more and more dependent on us keeping them alive. Everything will be domesticated, and nature as we know it will cease to exist.

This... This post explained everything that will happen in the future.

I thought RobJohnson wasn't that smart but holy fuck...

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Response to The human race is de-evolving. 2009-12-12 03:37:50 Reply

At 12/11/09 07:16 PM, COMboy112 wrote:
At 12/11/09 07:14 PM, Skwurll wrote: So we're basically evolutionarily buttfucking ourselves.
^ This is a better term.

I agree. Much easier to understand.

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Response to The human race is de-evolving. 2009-12-12 03:41:00 Reply

At 12/12/09 12:52 AM, FatJoe214 wrote: I can't wait till the aliens come and force the smartest men to have sex with the most beautiful women to create some kinda super human.

I'll be waiting.

Oh yes, waiting for them.

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Response to The human race is de-evolving. 2009-12-12 08:29:18 Reply

De-Evolution is not even a real term imo, a species can't really turn back the clock.

Evolution doesn't have to mean it's positive though, I think "Evolving for the Worst" would be the proper term.

To Answer your question though, no we arn't "De-Evolving" our use of tools has increased by light years. Earth has ben around for 4.5 billion years, and in only a 1.5 million year period of our exsistence we're the only species on Earth to have left our own world and stepped foot on the Moon, and we continue to make new discoveries each and every day.

So no, saying we're De-Evolving is just utter nonsense.


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Response to The human race is de-evolving. 2009-12-12 08:34:02 Reply

if you replace every time you say "human" with "american", yes!
else, no!