Can you think of any evidence at some point in history that would support a relationship between the shape of a body of water and the improvement of human intelligence?
I had this weird dream last night (isn’t that an oxymorom?), in which a number of strange events culminated in my realization of this idea.
It started with a whole crowd of us watching young men take on some kind of obstacle course that involved the physicality of a gymnast and the intelligence of a physics professor. We saw several people fail and then one young man got further than anyone else. In fact, he completed the first part.
Then it turned out there was a second part. It was a large lecture hall. So the few of us who had been following trundled in and were about to see the continuation, when, all of a sudden, hundreds of people came in shouting slogans and what not.
Then the professor who had designed the obstacle course took me aside and showed me all these maps of bodies of water. They were all vagued oval shaped, but the most important one was the Mediterranean Sea.
I pondered these shapes, and realized (with dream thinking) that all these bodies of water had seen more rapid development of human intelligence. While I was thinking about this, yet more and more people came in to see the final test.
At this point, some demonstrations broke out. Jews and Arabs held counter-demonstrations—I assume about the pending results of the test, but I don’t know. Then the room was overcrowded—fire marshal shut down crowded. For no announced reason, the room was evacuated. I think little skirmishes were breaking out, but I’m not sure.
When I got outside, it was night, and I had to walk…. where? Home? To my car? I don’t know. And that was the end of the dream.
Comments? Interpretations? Was this some brilliant dream insight? Or just weirdness?