Maiming the Kids bis

Brief respite to slurp some sustenance – the jaw is whacked a bit thanks to modern Amerikan Corporatist breakfast food – so back to tab hawgin’ and commentin’

Next, [Link] an article entitled “What If Evolution Bred Reality Out Of Us?” with the quote:

“Given an arbitrary world and arbitrary fitness functions, an organism that sees reality as it is will never be more fit than an organism of equal complexity that sees none of reality but that is just tuned to fitness.”

This means that so long as we can construe an environment where rationality is not advantageous, the irrational may out-survive the rational. Which since family size and irrationality seem positively correlated in contemporary society, means that the irrational will inherit the planet for the brief period between the die-off of the rational and the exhaustion of the planets livibility by abuse.

Sic Transit Gloria Hebi

Second, [Link] entitled “Bad at maths? Blame your PARENTS: An adult’s number skills ‘rub off’ on their children, say scientists” explains why parents stupid enough to tell their kids that Algebra is worthless and needn’t be learnt propagate acalcula. 

The evidence mounts.