Whizbang wrote:I don't believe we are any more intelligent than we were in the stone age[...]
It is nice that has a handy name.
People get smarter when exposed to wonderful, stimulating environments. Yes.
People seem smarter and better able to solve a wide range of problems when they have languages to support that thinking. Yes.
There have been studies done.
I have seen that work in Real Life.
It is impressive. A person with English, Japanese and German or Russian was able to think circles around me.
I have listened while very bright people attempt to solve problems.
Multi-lingual people went from one language to another language until they hit on a language that could solve the problem.
Will computers ever be as smart as Humans?
Will Humans ever be as smart as Humans?
Together we are Brilliant.
As individuals we are a bunch of Idiots.
Those idiots that have have bright teachers are smarter
Than those idiots that don't need teachers.
Oh! If we get smarter over time, fine.
How fast does our IQ drop when we quit using our brains?
It looks like an entire people can get very stupid, very quickly.
We are the same animal we were when we stumbled out of Plato's Cave.
As individuals we are doomed. As a group we are like Gods.
Life is, just, an exchange of electrons; It is up to us to give it meaning.
We are all in The Gutter.
Some of us see The Gutter.
Some of us see The Stars.
by mr. Oscar Wilde.
Those that want to Know; Know.
Those that do not Know; Don't tell them.
They do terrible things to people that Tell Them.