Quote: Originally Posted by ICit2lol
Well I for one do not think there is such a short fall in food as one only has to look at what we dispose of or waste as out of date and a lot of that would be that it is because the food stuff is not the right colour or will not be as tasty.
It is one of the contradictions of mass-production or in this case industrialized farming.
They need to produce a lot to keep the prices down enough to sell, but since it's not easy to predict how well will something grow they have to do it with a margin of error, so that in case they have a bad year they still have enough stuff to keep prices low enough to sell it.
If that does not happen they destroy the surplus as it would drop the prices too much as it would simply flood the market and a lot of it would still not sell as there isn't enough people buying it.
As for the rest yeah, there is quite a bit of waste. But it's unrealistic to think you could reduce it enough to matter.
I do not believe "intelligence" is purely innate DNA. Continued thought and study improves ones ability to problem solve (fact I believe).
I think DNA sets upper limits by affecting the choice of what you like and actual brain development.
Given the level of specialization of most fields, you are either born with that knack or you are cut out of that field. Like quantum physics/chemistry or serious engineering and the so-called rocket science (aerospace engineering).
Or music. There are a lot of wannabes, but only a few really good ones (not just from a personal standpoint)
I know a lot of people that can't be "upgraded" by education.
Potential med students in this country do a UMAT (form of intelligence test) and you can be trained to improve your score.
This is the main issue with intelligence tests. They are questions. With the right preparation you can fake to be far smarter than you are.
Heck you can train yourself to evade even the "truth machine" (why it's not used at all outside of movies).
Then again, there are people who could not do it anyway.