Or how our brains are shrinking.
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Researchers aren’t sure what these findings mean. (Apparently, evolution is affecting their thinking too.) But some think that maybe the brain isn’t necessarily losing braininess, it’s just becoming leaner and meaner, like one of those Fortune 500 companies after they have laid off all the liberal arts majors. Only, in this case, the laid-off liberal arts majors are the chunks of the brain that were just kind of sitting up there in the cranium and taking up space (sort of like the liberal arts majors).
Liberal arts majors, however, eventually go to law school and become trial lawyers, while those large chunks of our brain just atrophy, which is a waste, though not as much of a waste as becoming a trial lawyer.
These researchers believe our big-brained ancestors of the Upper Paleolithic era must have been a lot smarter than we are now (and judging from the on-going health care debate, I would agree.) So what were those ancient brainiacs doing? Apparently, they were living in France and painting on the walls of their homes. And if I know French caveman artistes, they certainly thought they were smarter than us anyway.
I used to think that we were getting dumber because the smart people were not passing on their genes. Now we know that that no longer matters, because we’re doomed regardless. For some reason I find this thought strangely comforting, but it’s probably because I’m too dumb to know any better.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?
H/T to National Review Online