I am not so sure. That movie “idiocracy” seems to me less satire and more documentary, especially as I watch the current election cycle.
our current society may be selecting for stupid people who will tend to be less diligent about contraception than their smarter brethren who will have fewer kids, later in life to better provide for them.
Stupid people will outbreed us, and let’s face it, there just aren’t enough sabre toothed tigers around, and we put fences on the high places, so the opportunity for the stupid to take one for the gene pool, isn’t what it used to be.
Eugenics, Ewww boy. Just because Hitler thought it was a great idea doesn’t make it a bad one, and it seems that one way or another we are performing eugenics on ourselves. Maybe, for the sake of argument we should explore it.
Here’s the problem: You want to eliminate stupid people, right? Define stupid. Are we talking about IQ? What exactly does that measure? Are we talking about common sense? Emotional intelligence? Spatial relations? Empathy?
All these things are really subjective, and what that means is that whoever is charge of the eugenics program is most likely to create a master race based on their personal prejudices and not on any quantifiable criteria.
So no, let the stupid people do what they want to do. In the end they may be marker than we think.