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← Intelligent people have 'unnatural' preferences and values that are novel in human evolution

dumbcountryhick's Avatar Jump to comment 11 by dumbcountryhick

Among those 'unnatural' preferences might be a tendency to produce fewer offspring owing to a more critical evaluation of the costs of raising a large family.
This would make intelligence, above a certain threshold, anti-darwinian.
It has been argued that average human cranial capacity has not increased for at least the last 100,000 years.
Could our species have long ago reached a plateau? A plateau created not by biology or chemistry but by an awareness powerful enough to undermine the 'darwinian integrity' of the limbic brain and it's pleasure centers?

Thu, 25 Feb 2010 06:32:00 UTC | #444002