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Human race to split into two

Tue Oct 17, 2006 7:59 am

http://theinquirer.net/default.aspx?article=35152

by the year 3,000 the human race could well be split into two different classes, a 6-7ft tall elite and an imp-like underclass.

The theorist claims that the genetic elite will be healthy, smart, good looking and creative, whereas the underclass will be short little ugly idiots.


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Tue Oct 17, 2006 8:28 am

Interesting. I honestly don't care what happens 994 years from now. I seriously don't think we're gonna last that long....probably end up nukeing ourselves or something.

*edit* edited becuase I posted early, having had little sleep, and made a typo and a math mistake.

And according to the article, the article was about tall people vs small people. How do we know that the "tall" class isn't full of dumb people, while the short class has all the smart people? So becuase I made a mistake, I'm thrown into the "impish" class, even though I might be 7 feet tall?

*shakes head*
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Tue Oct 17, 2006 8:40 am

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Tue Oct 17, 2006 8:56 am

Reading the rest of the article makes me think it is a joke.
 
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Tue Oct 17, 2006 9:02 am

Sgt Duck,
Surely its only 994 years!!!
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Tue Oct 17, 2006 9:05 am

Sargent Duck wrote:
Interesting. I honestly don't care what happens 9,004 years from now. I seriously don't think we're gonna last that long....probably end up nuking ourselves or something.



Won't the year 3000 be 994 years from now?

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Edit: Doh! That'll teach me to take the time to read the article before posting my coments!
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Tue Oct 17, 2006 9:11 am

HA! Beat you!

Remember this story was reported by the Sun which basically means its a pile of ****.
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Tue Oct 17, 2006 9:23 am

:lol: i got no words for this Article .... although if this become true in near future... How will the human race react with this poor shorty people??? :-?
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Tue Oct 17, 2006 9:34 am

Us short little dumbasses have done kicked the neaderthals ass one time.
 
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Tue Oct 17, 2006 10:09 am

:lol:

The European monarchies of the 18th and 19th centuries were pretty good examples of elites who like to keep the genetic line pure.

They were neither:

tall
healthy
smart
good looking (for the most part they did have good portrate artists)
or creative.

though I'm sure they thought the rest of their respective populations were idiots (well they'd have to be to let them stay in charge!!! )
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Tue Oct 17, 2006 10:10 am

An elite of 6+ft tall men with huge penisses? Good to know that my descendants will rule the world! 8)
 
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Tue Oct 17, 2006 10:25 am

Proesterchen wrote:
An elite of 6+ft tall men with huge penisses? Good to know that my descendants will rule the world! 8)


Ya in ur dreams :lol:
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Tue Oct 17, 2006 10:26 am

cheesyking wrote:
:lol:

The European monarchies of the 18th and 19th centuries were pretty good examples of elites who like to keep the genetic line pure.

They were neither:

tall
healthy
smart
good looking (for the most part they did have good portrate artists)
or creative.

though I'm sure they thought the rest of their respective populations were idiots (well they'd have to be to let them stay in charge!!! )
Well, in fairness, they didn't have the broadest range of genetic material to work with, and selection was by social standing rather than any real merit.
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Tue Oct 17, 2006 10:45 am

What, did he read The Time Machine as a kid? I really need to figure out some BS of my own to publish and make money.
 
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Tue Oct 17, 2006 11:06 am

mattsteg wrote:
cheesyking wrote:
:lol:

The European monarchies of the 18th and 19th centuries were pretty good examples of elites who like to keep the genetic line pure.

They were neither:

tall
healthy
smart
good looking (for the most part they did have good portrate artists)
or creative.

though I'm sure they thought the rest of their respective populations were idiots (well they'd have to be to let them stay in charge!!! )
Well, in fairness, they didn't have the broadest range of genetic material to work with, and selection was by social standing rather than any real merit.


Yeah but that's the problem with elites, if you are born into one then it's more likely that you'll marry within it and more likely your children will stay within it.
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Tue Oct 17, 2006 11:14 am

I think mattsteg means if the elites are numbered in the hundreds of millions or more and are mobile like today's society is, there would be plently of genetic variety.
 
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Tue Oct 17, 2006 11:52 am

I think I saw this movie. Except they were called Morlocks and Eloi instead of "tall elite" and "short ugly idiots". :lol:

*edit: doh, Hawkwing74 beat me to it. :(
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Tue Oct 17, 2006 12:21 pm

cass wrote:
Us short little dumbasses have done kicked the neaderthals ass one time.


I think you have it backwards.... the neaderthals were the short ones.... just a little food for thought for you.

But in all honesty, as long as tall guys dig short chicks, this won't ever be a problem.
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Tue Oct 17, 2006 12:22 pm

Sargent Duck wrote:
Interesting. I honestly don't care what happens 9,004 years from now. I seriously don't think we're gonna last that long....probably end up nuking ourselves or something.


Wow, 9004 years from now. You were told to quit drinking the bong water but I see you did not listen. The article stated by the year 3000. So in 9004 years it will be the year 11010. After realizing your mistake I can now see you meant to write 'in 904 years from now' which makes alot more sense but still make it the year 2910. It has become very clear which of these 2 groups you will be in.
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Tue Oct 17, 2006 12:32 pm

satchmobob wrote:
Sgt Duck,
Surely its only 994 years!!!


DOH! That'll teach me to post before I'm properly awake. I was literally falling asleep at my desk when I posted this. Had an energy drink, so I'm all good now......
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Tue Oct 17, 2006 12:36 pm

Hopefully these tall, well-hung elites will inherit better spelling and grammar abilities, making their advanced internet forum posts better.
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Tue Oct 17, 2006 12:39 pm

danielson wrote:
Sargent Duck wrote:
Interesting. I honestly don't care what happens 9,004 years from now. I seriously don't think we're gonna last that long....probably end up nuking ourselves or something.


Wow, 9004 years from now. You were told to quit drinking the bong water but I see you did not listen.... It has become very clear which of these 2 groups you will be in.


Wow! what's up with the personal attack? I wish I could be as perfect as you are in math (I guess you never made a single mistake ever), but hey, I guess late nights, early mornings and 5 hours of sleep mean that I'm gonna be stuck in the dumb group. Oh, wait a minute! If you read the article you'd have known that they were talking about size, with brains having nothing to do with the split.
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Tue Oct 17, 2006 12:39 pm

This has not been shunted to R&P yet?! WOW :D lol
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Tue Oct 17, 2006 12:46 pm

Aranarth wrote:
This has not been shunted to R&P yet?! WOW :D lol

If people can't stop being anoraks, it will be.

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Tue Oct 17, 2006 12:47 pm

Sargent Duck wrote:
danielson wrote:
Sargent Duck wrote:
Interesting. I honestly don't care what happens 9,004 years from now. I seriously don't think we're gonna last that long....probably end up nuking ourselves or something.


Wow, 9004 years from now. You were told to quit drinking the bong water but I see you did not listen.... It has become very clear which of these 2 groups you will be in.


Wow! what's up with the personal attack? So I accidently added a zero. I wish I could be as perfect as you are in math (I guess you never made a single mistake ever), but hey, I guess late nights, early mornings and 5 hours of sleep mean that I'm gonna be stuck in the dumb group. Oh, wait a minute! If you read the article you'd have known that they were talking about size, with brains having nothing to do with the split.

i think he meant it as a compliment considering he said which group "you will be in".

Living over 900 years cant be a bad thing.

on a more serious note, I will be shocked if the world lasts in current form for more than 30 more years.
 
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Tue Oct 17, 2006 12:59 pm

I'm with danny e., I doubt that there will be much life, human or otherwise, on the planet past 2100. Richard Dawkins suggested that it will in fact be Rodents (not cockroaches) who will survive the collapse of the ecology, and that they will get a quick growth spike as they eat all the rotting flesh of human civilisation, and then they too will suffer a gigantic kill-off.

I think it's rather naive and andro-centric to suggest that we are growing into some kind of large-cocked super-species. The genetic diversity (which is the point of life on the planet) of the human species is the best that it's ever been. However I don't see a whole lot of super beings around.

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Tue Oct 17, 2006 1:33 pm

I found that article pretty much of a joke. Unless you commit genocide on a massive scale there will always be differentiation in the human species. If there were no differentiation one wild virus and there will be no human race. That is the whole strength of evolution, having as much variation as possible so that one genetic, ecological etc.. disaster won't wipe out a species.
 
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Tue Oct 17, 2006 1:45 pm

Captain Ned wrote:
Aranarth wrote:
This has not been shunted to R&P yet?! WOW :D lol

If people can't stop being anoraks, it will be.

Thanks for listening.


Wow. Had to look up that word. Guess I know which group I'll be shuffled into. :lol:
 
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Tue Oct 17, 2006 1:48 pm

Sargent Duck wrote:
Interesting. I honestly don't care what happens 9,004 years from now. I seriously don't think we're gonna last that long....probably end up nuking ourselves or something.


You my friend are going to be of the short impish class. 9004 years from now? do the math again. :wink:
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