The Intellectual Elite

To sustain longevity, you have to evolve.
Aries Spears—actor

Perhaps we are spending too much time trying to fix the schools, which fail to prepare graduates for college. Time may be better spent evaluating the product we receive from the colleges.

There is an interesting post today in a blog called hauntingthelibrary, see http://hauntingthelibrary.wordpress.com/2011/01/20/scientist-farming-causes-obesity-mental-illness-overpopulation-and-global-warming-says-eugenics-inevitable/. I seem to find myself at hauntingthelibrary more and more here lately.

In today’s blog, they comment on a BBC article http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/10257679 on a new book by a:

Dr Spencer Wells is a geneticist, anthropologist and explorer-in-residence at the National Geographic Society.

While reading the above blog and article, I was rolling on the floor. Never have I read anything with such a lack of common sense. This man says mankind’s biggest mistake was agriculture. If not for agriculture, we would not have global warming, obesity, diabetes and many of the other health problems related to age that plague us today.

What he did not mention is, by remaining hunter-gatherers, we would have a life expectancy of around thirty years–if the species had survived at all. There would be no age-related health problems.

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  1. Thanks for the kind review – I try to find articles of interest for my blog.

    I agree wholeheartedly with you that there seems to be an almost willful lack of common sense these days. As those any theory, no matter how ridiculous is acceptable if you can somehow “prove” it by computer modelling and correlation. It’s the post-modern equivalent of the medieval schoolmen arguing about how many angels can stand on the head of a pin.

    Cheers,

    HtL.

    • Oh, thank you for taking the time to reply. No one has the time to ferret out all the interesting stories. Sites like yours, WUWT, Musings from the Chiefio and several others make my blogging much easier. It seems like for the last month or so, many sites are referring to yours. Obviously you are doing something right. Your research is amazing. I positively love your blog.

      Mike


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