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  •  Gradually losing? (1+ / 0-)
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    It's already pretty much lost if you ask me. Look again at the poll numbers cited above:

    65% of Americans believe the founders intended the US to be a Christian nation and 55% from that poll thought the US Constitution establishes the US as a Christian nation.

    And that was from a 2007 poll; I'd be shocked if the numbers weren't increasing. The farther we get from the founding the less we know about it. Or, put another way, the longer this country exists the dumber it gets.

    A former greenskeeper, now, about to become the Masters champion. It looks like a mirac... It's in the hole! It's in the hole! It's in the hole!

    by fasteddie9318 on Fri Jul 09, 2010 at 02:26:06 PM PDT

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    •  the longer, the dumber (0+ / 0-)

      The longer any population of organisms is isolated from the forces of natural selection, the less fit that population becomes.  

      This even works on an individual scale, where children who are raised in "germ-free" environments have impaired immune systems compared to kids who get to go out and play in the dirt.  

      And it also works for intelligence, or stupidity as the case may be.  

      Basically we protect stupid people who are born into the advantaged classes, and we give them free passes to bypass what used to be a meritocracy.  Affirmative action for alumni offspring, and the increasingly hereditary nature of membership in the upper class, are examples of this.  The propaganda bubbles created for "the proles" to live in, e.g. Fox Noize, have a similar effect of isolating people from reality.  And the tendency of the extreme right to encourage its members to multiply like mice, has a pervasive effect on the averages.  

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