[ExI] No need for radical changes in human nature/was Re: Private and government R&D

Henrique Moraes Machado cetico.iconoclasta at gmail.com
Fri Jul 10 14:06:40 UTC 2009

Damien Broderick> Yes. And since stupid people are perhaps more likely to 
depend on
> brute force rather than cunning (except among themselves), one might 
> expect less violence and certainly less crime if IQs were universally 
> boosted--unless newly high-IQ pests became even more bored, frustrated and 
> intrusive, like script kiddies with their fun viruses.

Do the terms criminal mastermind and evil genius ring a bell? What if the 
reason why smart criminals are not in prisons is just because they are smart 
enough to succesfully avoid being caught? I'm exaggerating, off course.

Once upon a time (mid nineties) there was a very (in)famous criminal here 
called Leonardo Pareja who was raised in a middle class family and had a 
high IQ. In prison he become the leader of the inmates and succesfully lead 
a prison break (43 inmates evaded!). He eventually was recaptured and ended 
up being murdered in the cell 

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