Tuesday, October 18, 2011

There's A Reason Science & Technology Are Stagnating

The sciences are not making progress because they are predicated on false assumptions, bad physics and crummy ideas.

The problem isn't that everything useful has already been discovered. We stand at the threshold of the overturning of paradigms as remarkably flawed as the ancient assertion that the world rested on the back of a turtle. The problem isn't that science is "hard." It's that the current generation of people is really breathtakingly stupid. For a population with an average IQ of 97, everything is going to be really "hard." It's not that modern people can't solve their problems. It is much worse. They are not even bright enough to correctly identify what the problems are which utterly precludes them ever producing solutions.

Civilization in general is "hard" and stays that way. As soon as you have solved one problem, another pops up. As long as you're drawing on the same gene pool of bright people, the capacity to cope remains a constant. Maybe at the founding of your civilization, boweevils were a big problem to crops. Your ancestors solved the problem which is why you are sitting there reading this blog post right now with a full stomach. They figured out how to cope with boweevils. Later it may be ants or killer bees or new strains of fungus. It doesn't get "harder" the longer a civilization is around. It gets harder the dumber the inhabitants of that civilization become. Around the 200 year mark, almost everything is kicking their asses ... despite their edjumufacations and scientamajism. What is needed is real brains, not fake brains. The march through the institutions of our society has left them staffed with morons as leadership and they are in those positions because they know how to entrench themselves, not because they have any leadership qualities.


Gregg said...

true enough. we can thank otto van bismark for making us fat and happy. we can also thank gubmit edjumacation for teaching us to not think critically.

this'll pass. but it will be a rough road to re-enlightenment.


Anonymous said...

Tex, I have a personal question to you, seeing you moved to Australia due to to its future potential. What do you see happening to Brazil(black country but full of natural resources and the most stable country in the region) and Argentina(poor and broke country, but no multikult and low crime rates even in the midst of the 2000's depression)? Do any of these countries stand a chance to do better than most or will they become smoking craters like the Kwa?

Anonymous said...

Wow. On our own government website.

Anonymous said...

What do you expect. That's post-modernism. Everything today relies on taking something that worked in the past, be it words, ideas, hierarchies and twisting its meaning, deconstructing it and reverting it:

It's the religion of anti-life and we know its source:

Anonymous said...

"Do any of these countries stand a chance to do better than most or will they become smoking craters like the Kwa?"

See a movie called On the Beach (1959).

If you don't have a vault with a long term clean air supply, as well as food, it won't matter where you are.

Anonymous said...

Thesis #13: Civilization always pursues complexity.
Thesis #14: Complexity is subject to diminishing returns.
Thesis #15: We have passed the point of diminishing returns.

Texas Arcane said...

11:57 AM

I had a look at that site. I've passed better ideas in bowel movements. There's nothing worse than apocalyptic apologists and post-game analysis by postmodernists.

Anonymous said...


Last I heard, the Law of Diminishing Marginal Returns (or or law of increasing relative costs) is definitely not postmodern.

Want to try again, without the postmodern scatology as your logical refutation?