1. Are we smarter then our ancestors?
2. Do you feel smarter then a fifth grader? Or a caveman? Or a pioneer?
3. What do you do to keep expanding the capacity of your brain? Can we even do that?

Today’s Something Else: Smaller Brains are Good News?

In the last 20,000 years our brains have been shrinking (or so the scientists tell us). I really hope this shrinking is because we are now civilized enough that we don’t need the smarts to hunt and gather for survival, to sniff out the weather changes to keep us protected from the elements, to be on the ball enough to know when to flee and when to fight, or to be more compact and focused.

Let’s hope we’re not becoming dumber.

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