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    arm-spin, there's little doubt we are getting physically weaker, but it's not because of genes; it's because most of us (in the industrialized world anyway) stopped doing manual labor in the last 100 years or so. And video games didn't surface until maybe 30 years ago at best. To see a genetic change, I expect would take a long, long time, on a spectrum on which our lives are just a blip. As for the mental, some say our brains can be re-wired to some extent by what we are exposed to (e.g. video games and all sorts of electronic devices). I don't know enough about the matter to say.

    I agree with Ban's explanation about the effects of culture on human behavior--which seems to be the point of the movie being discussed.

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    I saw this last week (most of it anyway), on the Comedy Channel, and though I wasn't as crazy about it, as some other posters here, it definitely had its moments--garbage avalanche (great!), the Carl's Jr. machine telling mom to bring the whole family. What was particularly ironic was, I couldn't tell much difference between the people and scenes in the commericals playing during breaks in the movie, and the people and scenes in the movie.

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