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Some Leading Geneticist Guy: Fluoride, Pesticides and High Fructose Corn Syrup are lowering IQ

Home - by - February 18, 2013 - 16:30 America/New_York - 23 Comments

Snip: I guess government -run schools and self- control, and personal responsiblity have absolutely nothing to do with lowering an IQ, eh?

Natural Society

Would you be surprised to hear that the human race is slowly becoming dumber, and dumber? Despite our advancements over the last tens or even hundreds of years, some ‘experts’ believe that humans are losing cognitive capabilities and becoming more emotionally unstable. One Stanford University researcher and geneticist, Dr. Gerald Crabtree, believes that our intellectual decline as a race has much to do with adverse genetic mutations. But there is more to it than that.

According to Crabtree, our cognitive and emotional capabilities are fueled and determined by the combined effort of thousands of genes. If a mutation occurred in any of of these genes, which is quite likely, then intelligence or emotional stability can be negatively impacted.

“I would wager that if an average citizen from Athens of 1000 BC were to appear suddenly among us, he or she would be among the brightest and most intellectually alive of our colleagues and companions, with a good memory, a broad range of ideas, and a clear-sighted view of important issues. Furthermore, I would guess that he or she would be among the most emotionally stable of our friends and colleagues,” the geneticist began his article in the scientific journal Trends in Genetics.

Further, the geneticist explains that people with specific adverse genetic mutations are more likely than ever to survive and live amongst the ‘strong.’ Darwin’s theory of ‘survival of the fittest’ is less applicable in today’s society, therefore those with better genes will not necessarily dominate in society as they would have in the past.

While this hypothesis does have some merit: are genes really the primary reason for the overall cognitive decline of the human race? If humans really are lacking in intelligence more than before, it’s important to recognize other possible causes. Let’s take a look at how our food system plays a role in all of this.

It’s sad, but true; our food system today is contributing to lower intelligence across the board.
Read more: http://naturalsociety.com/leading-geneticist-human-intelligence-slowly-declining/#ixzz2LDWWnT10

» 23 Comments

  1. grayscape

    February 18th, 2013

    Let me guess…. What comes next is identifying ideological opponents as genetically inferior and therefore need to be exterminated?

    The Left never changes….

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  2. Mark Zist

    February 18th, 2013

    What happened to the Ancient Greeks?

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  3. RANDO

    February 18th, 2013

    I’m sure he left lots of things off that list…

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  4. squatch

    February 18th, 2013

    I bought the rights to “Ow! My Balls!”

    At least my grandkids’ll be rich.

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  5. jim

    February 18th, 2013

    Yea I agree… His I.Q.

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  6. Left Coast Dan

    February 18th, 2013

    I started reading that, then decided it was promotional literature. Be sure to drink Acai juice for best health!!!, etc.

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  7. Four .45's

    February 18th, 2013

    Liberals are making us all more stupider!

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  8. IronyCurtain

    February 18th, 2013

    Yeah, right. It’s got nothing at all to do with watching MSNBC while smoking the equivalent of your own body weight in pot.

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  9. AvgDude

    February 18th, 2013

    Paying idiots to procreate while simultaneously working your best and brightest to the point where they don’t have time for families could be a cause too. Of course, we all know that the real culprit is global warming or racism or some other PC bilge. Technology’s abilty to empower imbeciles also plays a role.

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  10. Brian in BC

    February 18th, 2013

    Or it could be due to the “self-esteem” movement which made competition and grades which actually represent your knowledge and understanding of a subject secondary. So what we have now are “the best and brightest” who all think they actually deserve the vastly inflated grades they are given instead of recognizing that they have been sold a lie.

    Yes, your educators have failed you miserably, but it was all for your own good and delicate sensitivites…or some such tripe.

    Instead of dumbing everything down to the lowest common denominator, it’s high time to crank-up the expectations again with grades given for both excellent achievement and for dismal failure.

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  11. VaGal

    February 18th, 2013

    Win/win. Not only can they blame something else for their failings, they have new things they can ban! Forward!!!

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  12. Jimmy

    February 18th, 2013

    115 million Americans receiving a government check couldn’t possibly have anything to do with it.

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  13. Stranded in Sonoma

    February 18th, 2013

    So, Dr. Crabtree is telling us that the vast majority of fluoride, pesticides and high fructose corn syrup are being ingested by democrats? Now we know where the 47% of LoFo voters spend their EBT money.

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  14. Stranded in Sonoma

    February 18th, 2013

    Darwin’s theory of survival of the fittest is less applicable in today’s society, therefore those with better genes will not necessarily dominate in society as they would have in the past.

    In other words, those that gov’t and academia determine to be stupid are allowed to survive and this is bad.

    Gee, that sounds like something I’ve heard before. Euthanasia…no, that’s not it, that’s Chinese kids. Eunuchs…no, I thought that was a computer operating system. It’s something like that. It’ll come to me soon. Don’t worry. I’ll get it. Just continue what you’re doing. I’ll let you know when I think of it.

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  15. MaryfromMarin

    February 18th, 2013

    Yet another confirmation of Newton’s Second Law of Thermodynamics.

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  16. Alxandro

    February 18th, 2013

    Actually it’s a combination of things, those listed are just the elixir that makes the stupification of America easier.
    They forgot to list music as well.
    Its like a we are being constantly bombarded with massive amounts if subliminals by the media and it’s affecting more and more people.
    Something is definitely going on.

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  17. Eric

    February 18th, 2013

    It has long been well known that the larger a group, no matter who the people are, the lower the composite IQ. If one person in ten is a genius, the remaining nine will be idiots by comparison. Even in a group of geniuses, the average is always closer to the dumbest than the smartest.

    Hitler used this fact effectively, and even wrote about it in Mein Kampf.

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  18. Czar of Defenestration

    February 18th, 2013

    How about we create a “Permanent University” for these know-it-all geniuses…
    …then, lock the door behind them and let them rot in their own Leftist Echo Chamber, where they will no longer be a danger to the rest of civilized society.

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  19. RightWinger

    February 18th, 2013

    How absurd, we don’t need to go back to ancient Greece for this…..

    “I would wager that if an average citizen from Athens of 1000 BC were to appear suddenly among us, he or she would be among the brightest and most intellectually alive of our colleagues and companions”

    Dr. Crabtree, go do an internet search for “eighth-grade final exam from 1895 in Salina KS” and look at the questions they had 5 hours to answer. If any of those 8th grade students were to appear suddenly in a sea of OWS libtoids from today, the 1895 8th grade student would be the brightest and most intellectually active of that entire lot.

    It’s the education system that has been dumbed down in order to reduce the number of hard feelings endured by the not-so-smart kids and to make not-so-smart teachers look like brilliant educators.

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  20. Slow Joe Bidet

    February 18th, 2013

    Some nitwit is claiming it was the “Stupid Bastard vote” that helped us win the last election.

    I don’t appreciate our “tools” being demeaned for their native stupidity and raisins d’etre based on one night stands. And of course their world classless Public Education that keeps ‘em so Sandra Fcuking dumb.

    Now THIS “study” comes out and its more fodder for Rash Limberger & like-minded haters.

    We can’t all be geniuses (yours truly a standout exception, of course!)

    We depend on the dumbasses, I mean our constituents to help us acquire and expand our power over you! May they continue in sub-mediocrity forever!!

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  21. Billy Fuster

    February 18th, 2013

    Yes, but my teeth look great!

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  22. IOpian

    February 18th, 2013

    Rampant liberalism is the cause of all societal ills and the most prevalent is supporting an non-productive uneducated portion of society because of some perceived evils of the past to lay around and out breed the educated productive members of society.

    I once thought the movie Idiocracy was a comedy. As time passes it is achieving the status of Orwell’s 1984 in foreseeing the future.

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  23. Doc

    February 18th, 2013

    So, that’s where democrats come from eh?

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