POSTED: Monday, June 17, 2013 - 5:44pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - 9:39pm
Sometimes, there are news stories that make us all wonder…are people just getting dumber?
Now a new study says, it might be true.
Yes, scientists have been looking at the Victorian world and our own and come to one conclusion.
They were smarter than we are.
It was an era of glorious scientific discovery.
From Charles Darwin and the origin of the species to Michael Faraday, Alexander Graham Bell, Edison and more…the period from the mid-19th to early 20th century saw an expl0sion of genius in science and the arts.
And according to a new study from the University of Amsterdam, the reason is, they were smarter than we are.
In fact, the study says, we have dropped an average of 14 IQ points since then.
The 2006 film Idiocracy sends an average man 500 years in the future to an America that is frankly dumbed down to idiot levels.
And why is this happening you ask?
The study says it’s the fact that the world has gotten easier.
Natural selection used to weed out the weakest, less intelligent and less creative among us.
The easy access of healthy food and a more supportive society has largely softened that sometimes cruel equation.
In other words, everybody thrives.
So, as you leave your air conditioned office, and drive your automatic transmission car to get a el taco delicioso or some other convenience food, just understand the cost.
You might be getting dumber.