CDZ Brain power is out of control

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    This poster tends to think that the human brain may be to humans what the saber teeth were to the famous, extinct tiger. It is a biological development that has itself become an impediment to further existence.
    'We' don't understand how to apply our mental capacities in order that the most consistently constructive results derive. The tendency is to seize upon whatever used to be the standard as being perpetually positive.
    Tiny example: it used to be imperative to carry water with one. This led to containers, which led to one-use containers. The 'good' was having convenient hydration available. The 'thoughtless' was the evident fact that when everyone copied this, the one-use containers would be impossible to contain.
    No moralizing here, just showing how things went and how they should have gone if our race had used the brain for what it is worth.
    Are we doomed to continuing to use the brain in excess of our power to control ourselves, thus sooner or later eliciting extinction from the universe?
     
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    Interesting, there4. Perhaps it is more a case of rock, arrow, musket ball and full metal jacketed round? Take a nest of bees for instance. One hundred percent efficient, one hundred percent of the time, barring destructive or alterative factors such as climate and geographic anomalies. The human race? Not so much. Fortunately (or unfortunately) we remain individually free of any biologically collective hive mind. That water container? No queen bee says yeah or neigh in a species compelling way.
     
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    It takes a lot more time & effort too wade through conflicting information on any subject in a effort to gain a more informed view. Much easier to just go with your groups choices, lots less stress on your brain.
     
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    It is as if we are witnessing the demise of an otherwise very promising species, killing itself with its finest attribute.
     
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    Trying for 3,000 years and failing.
     
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    Just getting a running start.
     
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    It remains possible that this brain could still save itself, but there is no reason to be overly optimistic.
     
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    Had the statement above, which you opened your premise with been true, then you wouldn't have had the intelligence to even propose this hypothesis.
     
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    This does not logical follow. The mentioned tigers as individuals lived and used their teeth, but in the long run the physical presence of the teeth proved disadvantageous to survival.
    It isn't that humans don't have enough intelligence, it is that they have too much for their own good, given their demonstrated inability to constructively use it.
     
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    Obviously, that should read "logically".
    Sorry
     

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