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  •  "Racism" has been with us from the beginning. (1+ / 0-)
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    Although it can be ameliorated in many humans by integration and other solutions, can it ever be globally eliminated entirely before humanity is fully homogenized (centuries from now, at a minimum) and everyone is "brown"?  Regardless, there will always be some "ism" by which humans seek to separate themselves in order to support their egotistically-driven (self-centered,  self-important and unevolved) interpretation that their own group is superior to the other(s), so how does one go about combating that overarching problem, the need of many to feel superior no matter who the person on the other side of the comparison is?  

    Is there any reason to believe that average human intelligence will increase over time?  Small gains are apparently possible, as evidenced by the recent study claiming average IQ increased by 15 points (an improvement of a whole standard deviation, a measure of classes of cognitive ability) by the simple addition of iodized salt to the human diet.  Are there similar improvements possible such that mankind can actually become truly "intelligent" on average such that humans all become "Einsteins"?  Depressingly, it doesn't seem likely ... certainly not within our lifetimes.  Even if so, Einsteins still have problems and imperfections; would an increase to an average IQ of 250 solve them?  One can only imagine, as none of us will ever know.

    "Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity, and I am not sure about the universe." -- Albert Einstein

    by Neuroptimalian on Sun Jul 28, 2013 at 12:16:57 PM PDT

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