24. The Environment
When intelligent life evolves on a small, fertile planet,
its IQ and environment will often decline at similar rates.
But to be fair, consider its ingenuity in overwhelming
such threats to its survival as the Dodo, Passenger Pigeon,
Great Auk, Eastern Elk, Cuban Red Macaw, Heath Hen,
Caribbean Monk Seal, Majorcan Hare, Carolina Parakeet,
Arctic Reindeer, Bali Tiger, Blue Pike, Badlands Bighorn
Sheep and Eastern Bison, among other species successfully
addressed to extinction.