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Comment author: Tim_Tyler 02 December 2008 09:11:00PM 0 points [-]

This should be pretty obvious - but human intelligence varies considerably - and ranges way down below that of an average chimp or mouse. That is because humans have lots of ways to go wrong. Mutate the human genome enough, and you wind up with a low-grade moron. Mutate it a bit more, and you wind up with an agent in a permanent coma - with an intelligence probably similar to that of an amoeba

The idea that humans are all of roughly similar intelligence, strikes me as being curiously wrong. I would guess that it probably arises from political correctness - and the strange idea that "everyone is equal".