Confirmed Continued Loss of Our Intellectual and Emotional Abilities

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may have weakened the power of selection to weed out mutations leading to intellectual disabilities.

However, there is a strong hope and belief that “future technologies are bound to reveal solutions to the problem”.

Human intelligence and behavior require optimal functioning of a large number of genes, which requires enormous evolutionary pressures to maintain. A recent article published in the Cell Press journal Trends in Genetics suggests that we are losing our intellectual and emotional capabilities because the intricate web of genes endowing us with our brain power is particularly susceptible to mutations and that these mutations are not being selected against in our modern society.

Examples of notable mutations that can occur i...

Examples of notable mutations that can occur in humans. References for the image are found in Wikimedia Commons page at: . (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

But not to worry, says the papers’ author, Dr. Gerald Crabtree, of Stanford University, that the loss is quite slow and judging by society’s rapid pace of discovery and advancement, future technologies are bound to reveal solutions to the problem.

“I think we will know each of the millions of human mutations that can compromise our intellectual function and how each of these mutations interact with each other and other processes as well as environmental influences,” says Dr. Crabtree.

“At that time, we may be able to magically correct any mutation that has occurred in all cells of any organism at any developmental stage…

Read more at:

Cell: Our fragile intellect, part I and part II

Biospace: Are Humans Becoming More Stupid?

Sciencedaily: Humans Are Slowly but Surely Losing Intellectual and Emotional Abilities, Article Suggests

Examinar: Humans evolving backward new research claims

Dailymail_UK: Are we getting more stupid? Researchers claim our intelligence is diminishing as we no longer need it to survive.

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  1. Alan V. Schmukler

    Not surprising. We have in increasingly polluted and toxic environment, which includes rising background radiation from releases at Nuclear plants, the spraying of massive quantities of herbicides now that Monsanto has developed herbicide resistant crops, GMO’s in the food, some of which are classified as pesticides, the spraying of alumnum and barium by air (yes, chemtrails are real). So if you want to keep your brain cells, start using them to figure out how we get back control of the governement from the corporations which are mostly responsible for this.

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