Posted: Jun 08, 2014 7:43 am
by Cito di Pense
Arcanyn wrote:Whereas those with critical thinking skills will choose real medicine, and be much more likely to survive.

Critical thinking skills are trained, not inherited. Native intelligence is something else again, and there's simply no way to measure changes in it, because we keep changing the tests to meet society's felt needs. Wake me up when there's a scientific idea in this thread. Otherwise, you're all just being trolled by Fifth Ape. Elvis has exited the arena.

I don't mean to pick on you, specifically, Arcanyn, you're just the most recent post. Your comment, sadly, is only an opinion, and it's demonstrably wrong. More intelligent people may be more or less educable than average, depending on your educational models and paradigms. Educational psychology produces fads demanded of it by society.

Scads of people with ordinary (average) intelligence are enamoured of homeopathy. It's isn't just the stupid ones. Anyone who resents the authority of the medical establishment (or of science in general) might thumb his nose at it for reasons having nothing to do with intelligence, unless you define intelligence tautologically, as you've implied you've done, above.