Friday, October 26, 2007

Nerd Alert

Oliver Curry is an evolutionary psychologist at the London School of Economics, so you can be sure he has never tasted of the flesh of Woman. Instead, he spends his time theorizing over the fate of the human race. For example, he argues, in a report on the "men's satellite TV channel" that 100,000 years from now, "the human race will...split into two separate species, an attractive, intelligent ruling elite and an underclass of dim-witted, ugly goblin-like creatures..." that look like this.

While it'll suck to be a goblin, the elites sound like they'll have a pretty good time: women will all have "glossy hair, smooth hairless skin, large eyes and pert breasts," and men will stand 7 feet tall and have larger penises. Sounds like the porn channels you get on cable.

Unfortunately, however, 100,000 years in the future is too late for either Mr. Curry or me.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

How the fuck does these guys even get the time of day, wishfull thinking I guess, the so call ruling elite, which only exist in low brow sub intelectual trogs who believe they rule, is a dying breed from the religous past, the future does not belong to them, u got it the other way around. dont forget your globlin creature example is part of the so called ruling elite, so we who have had anough of the goblins calling themselves ruling elite, say their time as come and gone.....realisticly, look carefully, levant, harper, van loan, baird, harris, mulroney, need I say more... come on now....

Anonymous said...

Wow. That was incoherent.

Anonymous said...

You're making fun of evolutionists now?

bigcitylib said...

Evolutionary psychologists. They're different.

Ti-Guy said...

Poor ol' homely Ezra Levant. He really is butt-ugly.

Mike said...

I always suspected Ezra of being a Morlock. Now we know for sure...

Anonymous said...

mike, you're kind of admitting to be a geek-in-kind by calling him a Morlock, whatever the hell that is. Something that only other geeks know about. Too funny.

Ti-Guy said...

Something that only other geeks know about.

...and people who read books, like H.G Wells's The Time Machine. Or at least saw the movie.

King Nerd said...

"the human race will...split into two separate species, an attractive, intelligent ruling elite and an underclass of dim-witted, ugly goblin-like creatures..."

He's not arguing that there will be two species evolving from different classes in society, but that after reaching some evolutionary peak, we will devolve into some goblin-like form as undesirable and defective genes begin to accumulate in the gene pool. The time scales he gives for this don't indicate that both will be present during the same time period.

He's essentially arguing that the use of cosmetic surgery and medecine will prevent the elimination of 'undesirable' or defective genes from the gene pool since people will mask any visible effects of these genes and get the opportunity to procreate that they may otherwise not have had if these traits were not masked. This will at least partially remove the selection advantage provided by 'good' genes in the mating process.

Where the theory likely falls apart is that it assumes that we will lose the ability to mask these defective genes and devolve into some gobloid form. If a defect can't be mask, then it is visible in some form and will be at a selective disadvantage and should be eliminated from the gene pool. So, unfortunately I don't think we'll be turning into goblins.