Our Brains Are on a downward slope

You know that co-worker that seems to be missing some important brain cells? Well, they might be.

In a study recently published in the journal Trends in Genetics, Dr. Gerald Crabtree argues that human intelligence peaked at the time of hunter-gatherers and has since declined as a result of “genetic mutations” that have slowly eroded the human brain’s intellectual and emotional abilities.

(quote taken from an article at The Toronto Star

Now that explains a lot!!!

I especially noted the part in the article that discusses what we would see if we could magically transport an average citizen from Athens of 1000 BC to the modern day. Once they caught up on 3,000 years of missed history, he or she would be among the brightest and most intellectually alive of our colleagues and companions. I have actually wondered how they came up with a lot of their knowledge with so little of what we have today for tools of research.

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One Comment

  1. Helluvamess says:

    That explains it….I thought everyone was just being lazy!!!

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