Intelligent People Have Better Sperm

Submitted by: Pabasa 8 years ago Science
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/7767877.stm

But unfortunately dumb people still breed more, so we"re still screwed.
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Male 2,553
were still screwed because idiots screw more
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Female 37
Intelligent people may have better sperm but if you take a look around a local Walmart you wil see that dumb ignorant people have more of it!
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Male 2,788
DAMN!
all my super sperm

has gone to waste...
sure felt good though...

>.>
*Fap fap fap fap fap fap fap fap fap fap *

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Male 209
Damn, I`ve been wasting A LOT of superior sperm
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Female 497
im wicked smart but im dumb too so wtf i dont even have sperm >_>
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Male 2,245
"The total number of cells in control dishes were not significantly different from those in nicotine-treated dishes."

from that link, this was a control and a dish subjected to the amount of nicotine that a normal smoker would be dealing with.

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Male 2,245
"Because smoking kills braincells."

smoking cigarettes does not kill brain cells. and getting really drunk kills more brain cells than smoking weed.

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Female 1,963
Well the whole point of having "better" sperm is having more of them, ie a higher sperm count.
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Female 2,927
intelligence makes better sperm but im betting the dumb make more of them. thats why they breed faster. theyre fixing the odds.
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Female 1,963
Here`s a study from the Journal of Neuroscience:
http://www.jneurosci.org/cgi/content/ful...
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Male 394
I hate those mobile sperm, those elitist pigs.
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Female 1,963
By the way, this article isn`t saying that smoking makes you stupid, it`s just saying that smoking has an effect on intelligence. Why? Because smoking kills braincells.
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Male 3,301
Well I always wondered why my sperm looks like it`s made out of liquid gold.
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Male 2,720
And gingerbread men have delicious sperm!
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Male 2,245
"Before you shoot me for that statement, know that there`s science backing it. Research has shown that people that lose weight become smarter, and people that gain weight drop a few points. I`ll see if I can find the science show where I saw it to quote my sources."

"Smoking doesn`t make you less smart. Instead, smarter people are less inclined to smoke, thus the Smoking-Intelligence relationship."

clearly neither of these things equate scientifically to smoking makes you less intelligent, but that is exactly what they said in the article. again i`m not even promoting smoking i`m just saying make your own decision and don`t listen to bullsh*t.

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Male 3,431
Retarded people have retarded sperm. So we can test a persons I.Q. by getting them to rub one out in a cup. The real genius here is the guy that convinces his girl that she can`t get preggers because sperm isn`t smart enough.
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Male 2,855
i will masturbate more
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Female 1,578
"Smoking doesn`t make you less smart. Instead, smarter people are less inclined to smoke, thus the Smoking-Intelligence relationship."

Very nicely said.

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Male 1,765
"i would love to see the bullsh*t study that says smoking makes you stupider."

Smoking doesn`t make you less smart. Instead, smarter people are less inclined to smoke, thus the Smoking-Intelligence relationship.

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Male 3,314
letsgopoping: "Welcome to Coscos. I love you."
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Male 13,624
Of course they are...smart sperm use sat nav`s
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Male 1,365
That`s what she said.
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Male 5,094
Couldn`t find the show, it was in Swedish anyway, but I did find a BBC article on it.

Link

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Male 5,094
"i would love to see the bullsh*t study that says smoking makes you stupider."

My theory: Smoking makes you less inclined to exercise, leading to overweight and overweight makes you less smart.

Before you shoot me for that statement, know that there`s science backing it. Research has shown that people that lose weight become smarter, and people that gain weight drop a few points. I`ll see if I can find the science show where I saw it to quote my sources.

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Male 575
Okay smart people stop using condoms and get to work.
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Male 703
isn`t there that one movie idocracy.. its so true!
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Male 4,680
Brilliant news! Or it will be in a couple of years for me anyway...
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Male 12,138
vv "Too bad us smart ppl aren`t going to get laid"

Oh, we get laid lots. We just have the sense to wear a Jimmy Hat. Thus the lower rate of breeding. Thus also the higher level of intelligence.

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Male 2,388
poo im just gonna say i have a low sperm count. because, that will get me laid right?
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Male 342
Too bad us smart ppl aren`t going to get laid
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Female 199
How interesting.
For some reason it reminds me of Darwin`s Theory of Evolution.
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Male 2,245
yeah its 4 AM but my sleep schedule is beyond f*cked. i was just clarifying though.
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Male 3,430
Sorry amaq, you should know, it`s 4AM here; assuming you are on the east coast of the US.
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Female 340
I`m not sure how the Mensa Society of America handles it, but in Canada, you have to contact a proctor and take the tests at the scheduled times they provide, based on your province and city.
However, there are "fun" tests you can do online that would give you a good idea of whether you would be accepted into Mensa.

Here, the testing is $90, which includes a one-year membership if you are accepted. You must score higher than 98% on at least one of the two tests administered in order to be accepted.

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Male 2,245
"However, considering that smoking is unhealthy, it can possibly be considered stupid *if* you also count that a heavy fast food diet or having a sedentary life watching TV all day is stupid."

exactly, so this study is putting the cart in front of the horse and suggesting that smoking makes you stupid. i`m not saying that smoking is an intelligent thing to do, but i like it.

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Male 2,245
i said i didn`t want to take it. i think ranking your intelligence like that is absurd.
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Male 4,012
Being a smoker doesn`t make you stupid, per se.

However, considering that smoking is unhealthy, it can possibly be considered stupid *if* you also count that a heavy fast food diet or having a sedentary life watching TV all day is stupid.

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Male 3,430
Yeah, I agree with amaq; I want a Mensa accepted IQ test now.

I checked Mensa-America`s site, and they sell a "Home Test" for $9, but I`m cheap... but not to the ladies.
=D

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Male 2,245
where do you take an official IQ test? i`m not interested in taking one but how do you go about taking one that counts for mensa.
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Male 483
VV oh right, thanks for the info. i knew the average was 100, but i was under the impression that mensa only accepted member with IQ over 150 (i got that from my father who was accepted with 165)

the main reason why i didn`t think that 142 was that high is because i have many friends with IQs of 125+

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Female 340
thestringy, your own opinions are not the generally accepted bell curve, to be honest.

The generally accepted average IQ score is 100 with a standard deviation of 15, which means your average person will fall somewhere between 85 and 115.
Above average is between 115 and 132, and anything over 132 is considered genius-level.

That`s the official statistic, right there. Mensa will accept people with a minimum score of 131-148, depending on the test they decide to use, and they frequently change them. My mother was accepted into Mensa with a score of 161. My own score is 147, but I haven`t taken the Mensa exams.

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Male 483
"thestringy, it`s hard to believe someone with an IQ at genius level uses lol."

142 isnt at "genius level" its just above average. anything over 150 is what i would consider "genius level" also, i don`t see how using "lol" would downgrade someone`s intelligence.

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Female 818
thestringy, it`s hard to believe someone with an IQ at genius level uses lol.
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Male 3,430
amaq, I work at a convenience store/gas station.
We sell tobacco products, like most convenience store; if I were to take a guess 65% of the people the buy tobacco products are the poor uneducated, missing at least 2 teeth, under the age of 50, improper grammar speaking, thinks I can read their minds dumb people.
25% are college kids, and 10% are people with money, and a good education.

Buuuuut that`s just a rough guess.
And I, too, would like to read that BS report.

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Male 2,245
"For instance, brighter people may be less likely to smoke, and more likely to take exercise, both of which are known to impact on mental performance."

i would love to see the bullsh*t study that says smoking makes you stupider.

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Male 483
well, contrary to popular opinion, i have an IQ of 142, so this article seems quite good lol.

however, i expect that relatively soon, they will come out with data which contradicts this, and proves no link between intelligence and sperm count/mobility

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Male 3,430
Well I have an IQ somewhere around 115... and I`m single.

Any takers?
18-26 please.

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Male 1,825
Don`t worry guys, there`s proof, google jackass: the sperm olympics, almost all scored below average on sperm count
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Male 2,344
WHo comes up with the idea of matching intelligence to sperm??
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Male 4,012
Link: Intelligent People Have Better Sperm [Rate Link] - But unfortunately dumb people still breed more, so we`re still screwed.
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