And I don't mean in the JC. The answer to that question is obvious. Dumb and Dumber: Study Says Humans Are Slowly Losing Their Smarts Stanford geneticist says humans evolving into dumber species I've held the view for many years that our technological achievements pale in comparison to those of the neolithic revolution: domesticating animals, engineering the major crop types that we still eat today. Compared to our ancestors, we probably aren't making nearly as many critical life-or-death decisions that impact our own survival on any given day. As soon as our smarter ancestors invented writing, we could start offloading our memories and downsizing our capacity for memory storage and retrieval. The internet is the ultimate memory storage and retrieval tool. A stupidity facilitator. We also have to do less processing of information. We have calculators and spreadsheets to do basic and more complicated math problems for us, computers to crunch data. Overall, it makes sense for us as a species to shed the grey matter we don't need or use any longer and start evolving smaller heads. With smaller brains, we might be able to evolve thicker skulls to protect what little intelligence we have left from brain injury. Since our long childhood is in part the result of squeezing an undeveloped brain past the pelvis, maybe we could evolve to be born with more fully developed albeit less impressive brains and reduce the time we spend as infants and children. As a species, we only need to stay just smart enough to keep manufacturing the things that allow us to continue to get dumber. The more we can get machines to do for us before we get too dumb to develop new technology, the lower the intelligence threshold can go. Many people have predicted this would happen, but now we have at least the beginnings of scientific evidence to back it up. So, do you 1) believe it is possible that this is actually happening, that we are evolving toward less intelligence, and 2) do you believe that as a species there is anything we can or should do to try to counteract our evolution toward less intelligence?