Intelligence has a limit, much like a cup of tea. It can be filled to the brim but pass that and it will spill its delicious contents on the table. It can only hold so much. You cannot make the cup larger, so you are stuck with that capacity. You are born with this “cup”.
The brain is composed of approximately 100 billion neurons but weighs only 3 pounds. A lot is crammed into this small organ. Your entire ability to emerge from consciousness stems from the matter that is compressed within the confines of your skull. Everything that is you, minus your interactions with reality is comprised of that very organ.
Earlier I stated, “You’re born with this cup”. That is not entirely accurate. You were created with that cup, your cranium. The extremities of your skull are the limits of your mind. The intelligence you have does, in a way correspond with your skulls volumetric capacity. Therefore, your cranium is in effect limiting your IQ potential. Your body mass to brain matter ratio has been maximized. Nevertheless, is it really the skull that is limiting you?
How are we born? Our mothers push us out through the birth canal and there, we find our true limit. It is the cervix! If we were able to evolve larger brains, we would in effect cause great damage to the vagina. Already, episiotomies are done to enlarge the birth “opening”. If we evolve any larger heads, this could lead to a painful outcome for the female gender, a possibly fatal result. In essence, we can blame the vagina for our ignorance, insofar as to why we are not even smarter, why our minds have reached our solar maxima.
However, is it really the fault of women? According to monotheists around the world, God CREATED humanity! Did God construct humans with inherent faults? Did he intentionally shackle our minds within our inherent bony structure? Can this be called intelligent design? What say you?