Our heads are getting bigger while our brains are shrinking.
Did the 20th century make us big-headed? Maybe so, since forensic anthropologists at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville found that white Americans’ heads are getting bigger and bigger…in size, that is.
The researchers studied about 1,500 skulls that dated from the mid-1800s through the 1980s. They noticed that the skulls gradually became larger, taller and narrower. As a result, faces have become longer
While the human brain is shrinking.
A new study has confirmed what scientists have long believed to be the case – the human brain is shrinking. For more than 7 million years the hominid brain has grown increasingly bigger, almost tripling in size. But for the last 10,000 years, the human brain has been shrinking at an alarming rate and no one really knows why. New research has attempted to answer this question by examining size changes in specific regions of the brain. – See more at: http://www.ancient-origins.net/news-evolution-human-origins/scientists-are-alarmed-shrinking-human-brain-001446#sthash.lWdqQdAo.dpuf
More than 4,000 years ago, great civilizations existed around the world and the ancient
inhabitants built incredible buildings and cities with great precision and beauty, often with astronomical alignments that we are only just beginning to realize. Nowadays, technology has taken over, rendering our need to apply skill, creativity and memory virtually redundant. Instead of memorizing navigational routes we switch on our ‘sat navs’ and rather than storing phone numbers and addresses in our memory banks, we have them all in hand on our iPhones and Blackberries. Our technology is evolving rapidly, but sadly it seems that we are not. http://www.ancient-origins.net/news-evolution-human-origins/scientists-are-alarmed-shrinking-human-brain-001446
So it seems that while our heads are getting bigger our brains are getting smaller. And why am I not surprised? And what fills the empty space in our heads? Marshmallows I think. Here are the facts: 20% of Americans believe that the Sun revolves around the Earth http://www.democraticunderground.com/10023830951
We do not need to think for ourselves anymore. Why bother? Just google it!