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Darwin called, he wants his royalties

Anthropologist: Modern Man is Inferior to Ancestors

“If you’re reading this then you — or the male you have bought it for — are the worst man in history,” McAllister writes in the opening sentence of the prologue. “No ifs, no buts — the worst man, period. … As a class we are in fact the sorriest cohort of masculine Homo sapiens to ever walk the planet.”

Delving into a wide range of source material McAllister finds evidence he believes proves that modern man is inferior to his predecessors in, among other fields, the basic Olympic athletics disciplines of running and jumping.

Anthropologist: meet natural selection. Adaptation does not necessarily moving towards perfection. It means adapting to what is best given the current conditions.

“We are so inactive these days and have been since the Industrial Revolution really kicked into gear,” McAllister replied. “These people were much more robust than we were. We don’t see that because we convert to what things were like about 30 years ago. There’s been such a stark improvement in times, technique has improved out of sight, times and heights have all improved vastly since then but if you go back further it’s a different story.
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“We are simply not exposed to the same loads or challenges that people were in the ancient past and even in the recent past so our bodies haven’t developed. Even the level of training that we do, our elite athletes, doesn’t come close to replicating that. We wouldn’t want to go back to the brutality of those days but there are some things we would do well to profit from.”

No shit.

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