We have all heard of “Natural Selection”. It is the process through which populations of living organisms adapt and change. Natural selection is a key mechanism of evolution.
When we hear the world “evolution”, we probably think of improvement, getting better, faster, smarter, etc. Unfortunately, this is not what natural selection is about. Natural selection does not reward strength or intelligence. It rewards reproductive success.
One of the best illustrations of how natural selection can go wrong is found in Idiocracy, a 2006 American science fiction comedy film directed by Mike Judge and co-written by Judge and Etan Cohen. Starring Luke Wilson, Maya Rudolph, and Dax Shepard.
The film follows an American soldier who takes part in a classified hibernation experiment. He is accidentally frozen for too long and awaken 500 years later in a “dumbed-down” world.
But why? The movie uses two examples to explain how natural selection no longer applies to the human race and what consequences this will have…
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