I like to revisit this topic every so often to allow people to post comments and add to the list. Some of these come from the comments the last time I discussed this topic here. At the bottom you will find a link to the post I did on suggestions about what TO say and how to help a friend with cancer or other illness.
Why are people so stupid????? Such a deeply, deeply philosophical question. And yet so frequently asked as to be nearly universal.
There are a multitude of reasons why people are so stupid, which partly explains stupidity's enduring popularity as an abundant element of the universe. So we'll list 'em, scientifically, and in no particular order. You may or may not have noticed this, but humans are a rapidly growing element of earth's ecosystem.
Since humanity's hardscrabble beginnings many thousands of years ago, all the way to the sophisticated complexity of today's sprawling mass of Other People, the human population on earth has been growing.
Not consistently, not steadily, but relentlessly nonetheless. As species go, we are currently jaw-droppingly successful. In other words, there are more and more of us all the fucking time.
Stupidity has not hurt us one bit. We were stupid a long time ago, we are still stupid, and yet we continue to reproduce enormously successfully. Whether or not you are pleased with this turn of events I leave to you, but the underlying moral is clear: Stupidity does not hamper reproduction! Stupidity may in fact help our ability to reproduce quite a bit.
Anyone who has ever gotten married, had children and later wondered - why did I do that anyway? Oh yeah, that's right, I was really stupid - can attest to the helpful effects of stupidity on the mating, dating, and attraction process. Not thinking clearly is very helpful in making the whole mystery of chemical attraction seem worth pursuing.
On the other hand, thinking too clearly and being too smart or too sensible can really really fuck it up. Thinking too much can badly inhibit the bonding process. The bonding process, which is essential for human survival, doesn't give a damn about what we think of as smartness, it cares about irrationality and chemicals, both of which it highly values.
None of us would put up with each other for a moment if it weren't for the saving graces of stupidity and bonding. People occasionally and naturally get very confused about this, because they are taught to think that what makes us successful as a species is our intelligence.
We think we rule the earth because we are smart. We do not rule the earth, and evolution does not select for smartness, it selects for survival. Cockroaches rule the earth and they are smart enough not to think it's because they have big brains.
This is not to say we aren't intelligent as a species, in fact, we are. But we are intelligent for a reason. Or actually a couple. One reason is that we are designed to be modular, adaptable to a wide variety of climates and environmental conditions from Alaska to the Congo.
But so are a lot of other species, and they don't run around inventing indoor plumbing. The other reason is that we have to get along with each other to survive. Again, we are not the only species like this - bees have to get along with each other too.
But you combine our modularity with our need to get along and you get culture. Or a system in which individuals of the species can be born into any of a huge variety of cultures, none of which the organism can predict before its born, and the poor organism has to develop a big brain of a certain kind just to figure out what the fuck is going on and how it has to act to survive in its particular environment.
Combine this with two other factors - language, which was probably an evolutionary accident whoah, get a load of this! It's this desperate need to get along with each other under unpredictable circumstances that makes us invent indoor plumbing and freeway systems and astrophysics.
We have to fucking cooperate with each other to survive the elements and each other and so we turn a large portion of our efforts toward smartness. We don't have fur and we get cold peeing outside, so we invent plumbing.ignorant, illiterate, unlettered, untutored, unlearned mean not having knowledge.
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