At Science 2.0, Johannes Koelman wonders why stupidity, which might be assumed to be its own worst enemy, manages to survive and flourish. A snippet:
Key feature of stupidity is that its power lies in its abundance. One stupid person is helpless, a herd of stupid persons can be invincible. Place a smart individual in a group of stupid persons and you will witness the smart person succumb to stupidity. In an environment infested by stupidity ‘being the smartest’ does not equate to ‘being the fittest’.
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