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What if we came to the realization that as species we are de-evolving and entropy is taking place?

There is a Star trek episode call Errand of Mercy where in the federation and the Klingon assume they are dealing with an arrested culture but in fact they far beyond their intelligence . I think this is a great message.

We assume we are smarter than our forefathers because we live longer and have more things, but what do we really have?

Yes, it was allot rougher and so on, but with that we evolve.

  • Feb 19 2011: Your question brings up an interesting point. According to link provided by livescience.com, skull measurements have shown that the human brain capacity have actually shrunk over the past 5000 years. Here is the link:

  • Feb 18 2011: I don't think the two are exclusive. We may be growing and evolving yet still feed the increasing magnitude of chaos.

    That said, our most important figures may be more intelligent, advanced and mindful than the best minds of our ancestors. On the same token our most ignorant, frozen-thinking, backwards dredges may defile the basic human morale of the lowest of our ancestors.

    Entropy at Work.
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      Feb 19 2011: "advanced, mindful" is in the culture of the beholder.
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    Feb 18 2011: Gene Roddenberry and his staff where quite bright. Anyways, it's fiction, it is suppose to make you think .. As Picasso said, " art is a lie that reveals the truth."

    From the vantage point of our planets health and humanities current affair, it makes me wonder.
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      Feb 19 2011: Picasso said a lot of stuff. Is he an example of de-evolution? Some oneonce said, "In wine there is truth."
      Someone else said, "Art doesn't have to mean, it only has to be." Is the same truth revealed in every artistic lie? Keith Richards said "Art is some guy named Arthur." Star Trek is like Picasso? Is that a sure sign of de-evolution? "I know it's only rock and roll , but I like it."
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    Feb 18 2011: Getting a life lesson from Star Trek may be an example of the entropy you speak of. Popular culture as guide for self examination is a pretty low bar. Even so, the irony that televison would make you consider de-evolution is pretty darn funny.
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    Feb 18 2011: We would become enlightened?