Friday, December 15, 2006

Is Humanity Getting Dumber?

This sure makes one think so, what happened to common sense and basic kindergarten physics ...

“Imagine a plane is sitting on a massive conveyor belt, as wide and as long as a runway. The conveyor belt is designed to exactly match the speed of the wheels, moving in the opposite direction. Can the plane take off?"

Now, how many of you would NOT be able to answer this within, say, 30 seconds (I am being generous here)? Such people should please read Darwin and then try to remove their genes from the humanity gene pool in whatever manner desirable and ASAP!

One piece even called this "a brain-teaser" - yeah, maybe, if you lack the very organ mentioned above :-)

Dr Anton Chuvakin