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14th Nov '17 4:47:44 PM PistolsAtDawn
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* The genetically engineered genius hamsters in ''Webcomic/{{Narbonic}}'' plan to harness the brain power of the human race by kidnapping hundreds of geniuses and starting a breeding colony.
11th Nov '17 8:31:20 PM Xtifr
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* Mack Reynolds' ''Section G'' series novel ''Brain World''. All of the initial settlers of the planet Einstein were required to have a minimum IQ of 130. They all bred with each other, and the result was a planet of geniuses with intellectual abilities far exceeding the rest of humanity.

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* Mack Reynolds' Creator/MackReynolds' ''Section G'' series novel ''Brain World''. All of the initial settlers of the planet Einstein were required to have a minimum IQ of 130. They all bred with each other, and the result was a planet of geniuses with intellectual abilities far exceeding the rest of humanity.
15th Mar '17 7:45:50 PM Discar
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* The premise behind the 1994 romantic comedy ''I.Q''. Creator/AlbertEinstein does some PlayingCyrano when his niece is attracted to a garage mechanic but insists on marrying an intelligent stuck-up JerkAss so their children will have a high IQ. Einstein and his fellow scientists make the mechanic look smarter than he is -- she eventually sees through the ruse but marries him anyway.
* In the end of ''Film/DrStrangelove'', the titular doctor proposes a plan for surviving nuclear war that involves preserving the best of humanity in bunkers. Men would be chosen based on their leadership capabilities and wisdom, [[DoubleStandard women based on their appearance and reproductive capacity]]. The government figures, all of whom are men, are immediately on board with this plan.
* Inverted and averted in Film/{{Idiocracy}}. The dumbed-down future is held to be the end result of less intelligent people vastly outbreeding smarter folks, but Joe's proposal to fix it doesn't involve any selective breeding, but instead changing the culture by encouraging people to develop a greater appreciation for education and the arts.
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* ''Literature/WordsOfRadiance'' (second book of ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive''): It's mentioned that at one point, [[spoiler:Taravangian]] decreed that his subjects could only have children after passing an intelligence test, and that the least intelligent should commit suicide for the good of society. That would be when his handlers decided to stop allowing him freedom to alter policy on his brilliant days.
-->'''[[spoiler:Taravangian]]:''' So brilliant on one hand. So stupid on another.



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* The premise behind the 1994 romantic comedy ''I.Q''. Creator/AlbertEinstein does some PlayingCyrano when his niece is attracted to a garage mechanic but insists on marrying an intelligent stuck-up JerkAss so their children will have a high IQ. Einstein and his fellow scientists make the mechanic look smarter than he is -- she eventually sees through the ruse but marries him anyway.
* In the end of ''Film/DrStrangelove'', the titular doctor proposes a plan for surviving nuclear war that involves preserving the best of humanity in bunkers. Men would be chosen based on their leadership capabilities and wisdom, [[DoubleStandard women based on their appearance and reproductive capacity]]. The government figures, all of whom are men, are immediately on board with this plan.
* Inverted and averted in Film/{{Idiocracy}}. The dumbed-down future is held to be the end result of less intelligent people vastly outbreeding smarter folks, but Joe's proposal to fix it doesn't involve any selective breeding, but instead changing the culture by encouraging people to develop a greater appreciation for education and the arts.
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30th Sep '16 11:49:01 AM Miracle@StOlaf
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* Inverted and averted in Film/{{Idiocracy}}. The dumbed-down future is held to be the end result of less intelligent people vastly outbreeding smarter folks, but Joe's proposal to fix it is not to encourage any selective breeding, but instead to change the culture by encouraging people to develop a greater appreciation for education and the arts.

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* Inverted and averted in Film/{{Idiocracy}}. The dumbed-down future is held to be the end result of less intelligent people vastly outbreeding smarter folks, but Joe's proposal to fix it is not to encourage doesn't involve any selective breeding, but instead to change changing the culture by encouraging people to develop a greater appreciation for education and the arts.
30th Sep '16 11:46:42 AM Miracle@StOlaf
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* Inverted and averted in Film/{{Idiocracy}}. The dumbed-down future is held to be the end result of less intelligent people vastly outbreeding smarter folks, but Joe's proposal to fix it is not to encourage any selective breeding, but instead to change the culture by encouraging people to develop a greater appreciation for education and the arts.
25th Apr '16 8:05:51 PM Adept
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* The premise behind the 1994 romantic comedy ''I.Q''. AlbertEinstein does some PlayingCyrano when his niece is attracted to a garage mechanic but insists on marrying an intelligent stuck-up JerkAss so their children will have a high IQ. Einstein and his fellow scientists make the mechanic look smarter than he is -- she eventually sees through the ruse [[AllsWellThatEndsWell but marries him anyway]].

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* The premise behind the 1994 romantic comedy ''I.Q''. AlbertEinstein Creator/AlbertEinstein does some PlayingCyrano when his niece is attracted to a garage mechanic but insists on marrying an intelligent stuck-up JerkAss so their children will have a high IQ. Einstein and his fellow scientists make the mechanic look smarter than he is -- she eventually sees through the ruse [[AllsWellThatEndsWell but marries him anyway]].anyway.
23rd Mar '16 1:27:40 PM 20person
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* You can do this in ''VideoGame/CrusaderKings'' by arranging marriages between characters (including yourself) with desirable congenital traits to breed children with those traits, who will have a 15% chance of inheriting the trait from one parent (chances are higher if both parents have the trait). The most desired trait is, interestingly enough, Genius, which grants a +5 bonus to each of the 5 attributes. This has led many players to practice inbreeding to maximize the chances of getting children with desirable traits, but children might then be born with the Inbred trait, which gives a -5 penalty to all attributes, as well as health and fertility penalties. The game tracks characters' DNA as a string of letters, and the more similar the DNA strings of 2 characters are, the higher the chances of an inbred child.
22nd Jan '16 6:55:46 PM DoctorCooper
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Compare StalkerWithATestTube, SuperBreedingProgram, ShipperOnDeck, DesignerBabies. For genius cast members getting together in general, see PairTheSmartOnes.

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Compare StalkerWithATestTube, SuperBreedingProgram, ShipperOnDeck, DesignerBabies. For genius cast members getting together in general, see PairTheSmartOnes.
PairTheSmartOnes. [[noreallife]]
23rd Nov '15 6:59:25 AM krepta999
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' mentions a Genius Breeding Act from the last time before the series begins when aliens invaded Earth and forced the smartest people on Earth to mate continuously. Farnsworth [[DirtyOldMan remembers it fondly]], and was disappointed that the latest alien invasion wasn't going to involve this.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' mentions a Genius Breeding Act from the last time before the series begins when aliens invaded Earth and [[RunningGag (before the series begins).]] Farnsworth [[DirtyOldMan remembers it fondly]] because the invaders forced the smartest people on Earth to mate continuously. Farnsworth [[DirtyOldMan remembers it fondly]], continuously, and he was disappointed that the latest alien invasion wasn't going to involve this.
16th Apr '15 9:02:04 AM Bakazuki
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* ''VideoGame/{{Sequence}}'': [[spoiler: The entire plot of the game is the main leads are in a {{Batman Gambit}} arranged to make them fall in love and reproduce.]]

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* ''VideoGame/{{Sequence}}'': ''VideoGame/BeforeTheEcho'': [[spoiler: The entire plot of the game is the main leads are in a {{Batman Gambit}} arranged to make them fall in love and reproduce.]]
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