The dumbest generation: sloppy thinking, maybe, but it's put-up-or-shut-up time for gen x by @doc on december 8, 2008 • ( 18 comments ) in the past i've written about a variety of generational issues, and have often focused on the millennials. Technology is making young people less intelligent, but that's not their fault drug use is to blame for the decline in intelligence today the wwii generation was actually the dumbest. The war on stupid people compared with the intelligent, less intelligent people are more likely to suffer from some types of mental illness, become obese, develop heart disease, experience. There are people out there who insist that somehow the inequalities we see in society are not just because of historic discrimination, but also because of biology - the idea that there are. Although the dumbest generation may seem to be a harsh label for today's youth, bauerlein sees a group with unprecedented privilege - and little to show for it in their development as citizens young people today are no less intelligent.
The dumbest generation's premise is that today's kids are sorely equipped to handle the challenges of the lives they have ahead of them the primary reason behind this, bauerlain states, is that this upcoming generation (broadly people under 30 but more specifically people in high school) spend an ever decreasing amount of time reading. Hello there, and welcome to this blogged/multimedia review of mark bauerlein's book the dumbest generation: how the digital age stupefies young americans and jeopardizes our future or, don't trust anyone under 30. This would suggest that people have become less intelligent, they said now some experts believe we are starting to see the end of the flynn effect in developed countries - and that iq scores. Just like not all people from whatever generation you are from are intelligent i just think that baby boomers are dumber in general i also think that they are dumber as far as politics go.
The society for us intellectual history is a nonprofit, nonpartisan educational organization the opinions expressed on the blog are strictly those of the individual writers and do not represent those of the society or of the writers' employers. In your 2008 book, the dumbest generation, you discuss and explain the negative effects of digital media on young people, directed towards generation y you dub those under 30 years of age to be the dumbest generation. It seems that the internet is turning the younger generation into a mob of shallow consumers, without the love of learning and books and ideas that alone can keep alive the heritage and culture that sustain our society.
When we look at the front end of digital usage, at the materials and transactions available online, we discover a mega-world of great books, beautiful artworks, historical information, statistical data, intelligent magazines, informative conversations, challenging games, and civic deeds. Mark bauerlein's the dumbest generation or don't trust anyone under 30 is well-researched and well presented book about how the digital revolution has, contrary to widely-held beliefs, made the digital generation less ambitious, bright and intelligent. The young generation is always going to be complained about the older generation we're hardly the only generation with some politically apathetic people in our age group and yeah we have new technology nowadays, bfd. Bauerlein upholds youth's native intelligence kids today are as witty as ever yet, their wit reveals itself only as deeply as mindless sitcoms, and the hip shibboleths of the day rather, bauerlein emphasizes the intellectual habits of youth he invokes a plethora of charts, graphs and surveys (making dumbest generation longer than necessary.
A stanford geneticist says humans have so many genetic mutations that we're less intelligent than our ancestors, and it's getting worse eugenicists 100 years ago had similar hypotheses. With the dumbest generation its breakdown is under way, and with it the vitality of democracy in the united states (p 203) bauerlein's arguments in his book definitely merit value and analysis. Some people will see the crass humor and aura of stupidity, and find idiocracy to be one of the stupidest movies they have seen what these people don't seem to understand is that the crass humor is there, not to amuse the audience, but to show what appeals to the morons in the future. After all, intelligent people earn more money, accumulate more wealth, and even live longer, wrote bradberry in his post why smart people act so stupid but there's another side to the story. Millennials are the most educated generation to date — 34% have at least a bachelor's degree — yet the value of their degrees has decreased as more and more people go to college even.
Our generation also overdosed on debt and credit entitlement we got seduced by financial engineering, even believing that finance was the next (natural) stage of capitalistic economic development. The dumbest generation how the digital age stupefies young americans and jeopardizes our future, or don't trust anyone under 30 mark bauerlein tarcher/penguin: 272 pp, $2495 entertainment newsletter. The last ten years have been the dumbest - dumbest president, dumbest tv, dumbest society, and dumbest students (who are addicted to texting, cell phones, ipods, video games and do not read books they are obesessed with luxury goods and have zero knowledge or interest in history, culutre/arts, the world - and they expect as for their. Since most dangers to health in the contemporary society are evolutionarily novel, it follows that more intelligent individuals are better able to recognize and deal with such dangers and live longer.
As a member of the old generation, i agree kids are always idiots, on the whole youth is a time for stupidity, and it'll happen the brighter or more aggressive in your generation will grow up and take over the world, as they did in my generation and my parents' generation. It is anti-eloquence, says mark bauerlein, an english professor at emory, who wrote the dumbest generation: how the digital age stupefies young americans and jeopardizes our future (or, don't.
Mark bauerlein, writer of the novel the dumbest generation refers to the population of people 30 years or younger to be the dumbest this belief is illogical, for the people themselves are not losing their intelligence -- it is society's expectations that have changed. The glory of justice and the majesty of law are created not just by the constitution - nor by the courts - nor by the officers of the law - nor by the lawyers - but by the men and women who constitute our society - who are the protectors of the law as they are themselves protected by the law. People in this forum are on the internet a lot, like the generation of people he`s talking about wasting all their time in front of a computer i think everyone has added something really interesting and intelligent in response to this.