A Selection of Dumb Jokes

A Selection of Dumb Jokes

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For many humans, with our big brains and advanced technology, it is tempting to believe that our species has reached the peak of its evolutionary development. But the natural forces of evolution continue to shape humanity despite the power we have to manipulate the world around A Selection of Dumb Jokes, according to a new study.

Researchers have provided genetic evidence that suggests that natural selection continues to drive human evolution. Previous research suggested that humans ceased evolving around 40,000 years ago. However, more recent studies contradict this, showing that traits such as malaria resistance and high-altitude adaptation in humans have evolved relatively recently. Did climate change help modern man invent tools? The study focussed on people in the US of European descent who were born between 1931 and 1953.

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These people had all enrolled in the Health and Retirement Study, which tracks the health of around 20,000 Americans over the age of 50. The results showed that there was a negative association between rLRS and the level of education reached. This suggests that evolution might have been selecting against continuing education within this group. The results showed that there was a negative association between rLRS and the level of education reached – so the more educated people are the fewer offspring they have. From an evolutionary perspective, this suggests that nature is selecting against continuing education in this group. However, in the paper, published in PNAS, the author cautions that the inferred rates of selection are small compared with the rapid changes caused by cultural and environmental factors in recent generations.

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This suggests that the environment might have essentially overridden the observable effect of natural selection on educational attainment. Additionally, the researchers found weak evidence which suggests that selection may have favoured a higher age at menarche – age of first menstration – for the women in the group. In his paper, Dr Jonathan Beauchamp, who led the study, wrote: ‘Although they cannot be projected over more than one generation, my results provide additional evidence that humans are still evolving – albeit slowly, especially compared with the rapid changes that have occurred over the past few generations due to cultural and environmental factors. Humans are causing the rapid evolution and making new species of plants and animals emerge, according to a new study. The study, led by the University of Copenhagen, outlined many examples of the process of man-made speciation, where human activities lead to the development of a new species.

One example of such animal is the ‘London Underground Mosquito’. As the common house mosquito adapted to the environment of the underground railway system in London, it established a subterranean population. The London Underground mosquito can no longer interbreed with its above ground counterpart and is effectively thought to be a new species. The process can take place by accident, through the emergence of new ecosystems like urban environments, or through the domestication of animals and crops.

Unnatural selection caused by hunting can lead to new traits emerging in animals, which can eventually lead to new species. The deliberate or accidental relocation of species can lead to hybridization with other species. This has meant more new plant species in Europe have appeared than are documented to have become extinct. The comments below have not been moderated.

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An oily secuder and a flirty heiress: This is REAL Victorian melodrama! I want to make sure I respond to it in the appropriate way! The resource you are looking for has been removed, had its name changed, or is temporarily unavailable. We’re just too clever to find a boyfriend! Read this: We’re just too clever to find a boyfriend! For Natasha Hooper, the most important part of pre-date preparation isn’t getting her hair done, waxing her legs or buying a new dress. Instead, she is more preoccupied with composing a list of conversational topics which she hopes will bridge the gap between her highbrow preoccupations, and the more mainstream interests of her dates.

Waiting in a bar for a young man a few weeks ago, she ran through possible options, before settling on the subject of Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn. A surefire way, the 22-year-old undergraduate reasoned, to guarantee an interesting debate. Yet while the 30-year-old office worker who sat down in front of her was handsome, polite and smartly-dressed, the minute Natasha brought up the Labour leader’s policies, any spark of attraction was extinguished. I couldn’t believe it,’ says Natasha. TV and football, Natasha made her excuses and left, no closer to finding Mr Right.

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With long dark hair, big brown eyes and a stunning Size 8 figure, Natasha — entering her final year at Goldsmiths, University of London — has no problem attracting male attention. The issue, she explains, is the calibre of men she attracts. I’m not claiming to be Albert Einstein, but I can’t seem to meet a man I find intellectually stimulating,’ she says. Nor is she the only well-educated young woman who says she is too clever to find love.

Indeed, she is one of a growing breed of women who fear — perhaps with good reason — they will be left on the proverbial shelf because of a shortage of educated men. Recent figures from the university admissions service UCAS showed that 30,000 more women than men are starting degree courses in the UK. On A-level results day last month, 133,280 British women aged 18 secured a university place compared with 103,800 men of the same age. 1,111 more a year than their male peers. This growing gulf between male and female attainment — the result, many believe, of the feminisation of the education system, with more female teachers, less physical exercise and an emphasis on the arts — is having troubling repercussions when it comes to relationships.

A recent study found more than 90 per cent of predominantly graduate women surveyed were delaying motherhood not to pursue careers, but because they couldn’t find a suitable man. Some were so despairing they were considering freezing their eggs as an insurance policy. Put simply, it is an oversupply of educated females. It sounds cold and callous, but in demographic terms it’s true. There are not enough graduates for them,’ said the study’s author Marcia Inhorn, professor of anthropology at Yale University. Frustrated young women terrified of being left single and childless — and men driven by a sense of inadequacy.

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Men may claim to want educated women, but don’t know how to deal with those they meet and some say they’re intimidated by me,’ says Natasha, who grew up in Birmingham and is single after breaking up with her boyfriend this year. I feel I’m hitting a brick wall. One cancelled our date four times because he was too busy getting drunk. In class, their conversations centre around going to gigs and smoking weed at weekends, which is not what I’m looking for in a date. She prefers instead to date older men she meets through her part-time job as a nightclub promoter. I can talk about my own interests without sounding patronising. She says that men often try to change the subject matter back to lads’ nights outs, holidays and sporting hobbies.

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I’ll always listen to be polite, but superficial, self-indulgent conversation is an immediate red flag,’ she says. Since the breakdown of her most recent relationship, with a DJ ten years her senior, Natasha has had a handful of dates, but declined to take things further. Could robots replace teachers within 10 years? Afterwards I’ll text to say our conversations weren’t flowing in the right direction. Most accept it although one, a company director, went on the defensive, saying I thought I was a princess,’ says Natasha.

I think he had anger issues. Sixties, when larger numbers entered universities, but only recently have the roles been dramatically reversed, with men falling behind at an alarming rate. In the Sixties there was a gendered way of pushing female graduates into jobs such as teaching and nursing,’ says Nichi Hodgson, author of The Curious History Of Dating: From Jane Austen To Tinder. And only 20 or 30 years ago a man wanted his female partner to be smart because the assumption was that she would be the primary carer, staying at home to raise their children, who would then absorb her intellect. But now women are competing with men for the same careers — there are more female junior doctors than male, for example, while nearly two-thirds of practising lawyers in Scotland under 40 are women — their achievements have become more problematic. Smart women raise the issue of who would take time off when they have children,’ says Hodgson. After all, why should a female partner stop working if she’s studied hard for her career?


The reality is that with women getting more — and better — degrees, in the next ten to 20 years women will be smarter than men, in terms of how well they’re educated. And I don’t think men are ready for this. This is no surprise to Becca Porter, who graduated last year from Manchester University with a joint honours degree in history and sociology, and is now starting a masters in disability studies at Leeds University. The sense of achievement I derive from learning seems alien to most men,’ says Becca, 23. At school I wasn’t bothered about boys, but I’m at the stage where I’d like to share my life with someone. With a working-class upbringing — Becca’s mother is an activities co-ordinator and her father an engineer — Becca was not only the first in her family to go to university, but an anomaly among her male peers in Burnley, Lancashire. Among those from poorer backgrounds, the gender divide is highly pronounced, with young women who were on free school meals 51 per cent more likely to go into higher education than men in similar circumstances.

The boys at my school mostly went into manual jobs after we left and seemed to think I had a high opinion of myself for going to university,’ says Becca. They say I’m too bright for them. We were having a great chat until he found out I was at university,’ says Becca. I insisted I wasn’t too clever for him and he agreed to go on a shopping trip together for our first date.

I think he felt I should lead the conversation, so he barely spoke and I felt too awkward to say anything. Her longest relationship was with a car mechanic from Burnley last year. When I tried to start an informed discussion — about religion or terrorism, for example — he had no idea how to react. In any case, there’s only so much you can talk about when you do the same job every day. In the event, Becca ended the relationship because, she says, he was always at work — an unfortunate fact of life many of us might sympathise with, but one Becca intends to put off for much of her 20s by doing a PhD in disability research after her masters. She has dated around eight men in total — all non-graduates.

I know deep down they didn’t see me as relatable,’ she says. I get the impression they’d rather date a girl without a degree. They don’t know how to react to my different life experiences and see my education as a barrier. So why doesn’t Becca date fellow students? Because, she says, of the class divide. The few boys I met at university came from middle-class families in which a degree was expected of them,’ she explains.

They weren’t generally interested in their studies, whereas my degree was a big deal — I was there to learn. One date found the fact I studied from a feminist perspective offputting. It was hurtful that men didn’t want to talk about them. Most mistakenly assume I hate men. Many believe the growing number of casualties from the intellectual chasm will be educated women in their 30s and 40s, who’ve failed to find men they deem their equal and are running out of time to start a family. Andrea Gould, 41, from Frinton-on-Sea, Essex, has two degrees and says her intellect has prevented her from finding love and having the family she longed for.

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Being an A-grade student has been an obstacle as much as a blessing. It has limited my choices in men,’ she says. There were geeky types into computer games, and leery lads who just wanted to drink and were intimidated by my studious nature,’ she recalls. I didn’t want to be around either.

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Throughout her 20s and 30s Andrea — who worked as a foreign languages teacher before setting up an online furniture store — struggled to find anyone suitable. Her longest relationship, for two years, was in her mid-30s with a musician. It ended because she disapproved of his use of cannabis. Since then I’ve used online dating and tried to date only those who specified a similar level of education on their profile,’ she says. But we had nothing in common. I want to talk about psychology and literature — they’re obsessed with UFOs and Harry Potter. Perhaps I’m too fussy, but I’m bored within an hour.

More women graduate with the expectation of being challenged by conversation in a romantic context as well as in their careers. This in turn can be intimidating for men, who often feel belittled by women who’ve outgrown them. For her part, Andrea insists that scintillating conversation isn’t too much to ask for. I’m not after a man with money or a high-powered career, just someone to have an intellectual conversation with. But I’m running out of time to start a family and that gives me a sense of emptiness. The solution, perhaps, for Andrea and the growing number of women in her situation, could be to master the art of compromise. A degree might make you think differently, but it doesn’t make you a better person.

As women continue to excel, many might be better off exercising a bit more humility. Jasmine Zheng, 21, says that in January she and her then-boyfriend Zhiwei Zheng, 26, took a trip from Manhattan’s Chinatown to Atlantic City for a night of gambling. The comments below have been moderated in advance. We are no longer accepting comments on this article. Intimidated by the thought of taming your garden for summer? Rochelle Humes powers through London Marathon as she completes her first 26. Gordon Ramsay’s twins Jack and Holly, 18, complete first London Marathon as he celebrates impressive 4.

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Pippa’s timely baby news shifts spotlight from troubled father-in-law to his VERY different sons but she reach out to Vogue after wedding ban? An oily secuder and a flirty heiress: This is REAL Victorian melodrama! I want to make sure I respond to it in the appropriate way! An intellectual, falling sick, had promised to pay the doctor if he recovered. When his wife nagged at him for drinking wine while he had a fever, he said: “Do you want me to get healthy and be forced to pay the doctor? When an intellectual was told by someone, “Your beard is now coming in,” he went to the rear-entrance and waited for it.

Another intellectual asked what he was doing. An intellectual visiting his country-estate asked if the water in a well there was good to drink. He was told that it was good, and that his own parents used to drink from the well. The intellectual was amazed: “How long were their necks, that they could drink from something so deep! An intellectual was eating dinner with his father.