But, it is the concept that those creatures that dwell in the shallow end of the intelligence and common sense pool are the ones that don't (and shouldn't) inevitably make it, has me considering the longevity of civilization. For, as the slower members of a species don't survive, it enables the fastest members to become even faster. Natural Selection makes a lot of sense.
By protecting our offspring in ways that our parents didn't and, thus, preventing natural selection to occur...are we to blame for a future in which we are weaker...not stronger?
Just a thought...
And thanks to my daughter Jennifer for hipping me to this book :)