[ExI] extropy-chat Digest, Vol 195, Issue 5

Keith Henson hkeithhenson at gmail.com
Sat Dec 14 21:18:58 UTC 2019

On Sat, Dec 14, 2019 at 11:05 AM Will Steinberg
<steinberg.will at gmail.com> wrote:


> @Rafal:
> Fecundity is not a good measure of contribution to society.
> The least successful, biggest idiots reproduce the most.  Smart, wealthy,
> successful people have fewer children.

That was not how we got here.

According to Gregory Clark, from at least 1250 to 1800, the well off
were about twice as successful as the poor in reproducing.  The
selection of human psychological traits was as intense as that applied
to the tame Russian foxes.

If you wonder where the drive for business and industry from western
Europeans came from, that it.


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