Jason Hartman talks with Ed Dutton, author of At Our Wits End: Why We’re Becoming Less Intelligent and Churchill’s Headmaster: The ‘Sadist’ Who Nearly Saved the British Empire, about why our society has reached the point where we’re beginning to become dumber and what point of the cycle we’re in.
[2:04] We’re becoming less intelligent very quickly, which is happening for genetic reasons and just like all previous civilizations
[6:23] Welfare and feminism is a factor in child bearing rates
[9:59] Per capita genius is now at the level we were in the 1600s
[16:18] It doesn’t take many maladaptive people to poison the well
[19:58] Atheism correlates with all sorts of indications of high mutational load
[22:16] Civilization always moves in cycles of intelligence and health