QoD: The Best We Can Be?

Welcome to Questions of Doom. In this series, we answer your questions about Archaeology and our shared heritage.

Today, we ask ‘has humanity’s evolution peaked’?

Biologist debunks myth: http://phys.org/news/2013-03-werent-minnesota-biologist-debunks-myth.html

Civilization is making humanity less intelligent?:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/science-news/9672790/Civilisation-is-making-humanity-less-intelligent-study-claims.html

Neanderthal large eyes ’caused their demise’:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-21759233

Neanderthal brains focussed on vision and movement leaving less room for social networking

 

 

 

 

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