The answer is no, but hey — let the debate rage. I would pay particular attention to what Stephen Pinker has to say on the subject. I like the title of his essay: To See Humans’ Progress, Zoom Out.
(No, I’m not showing this because I think people are getting dumber. I just think it’s funny.)
I think it a better description to say that people simply have more (and more varied) opportunity to do dumb sh – tuff than was the case previously.
I realise one man’s life-long anecdote isn’t synonymous with data, but I have evidence …
They are just enjoying the water in a kiddie pool while refreshing under the sun. But I would also agree with you that they are really getting that dumb. Would that electrical wire be safe on the water? I would not think that it could be. So I jut hope nobody was electrocuted in this dumb event of yours.
Bernadeth from engrais gazon