The Devolution of Strength? May 28, 2014Posted by geoff in News.
I came across this possible explanation as to why some IBers might not exhibit Herculean strength. Or near-Herculean strength. Or remotely-distant Herculean strength. Or strength.
Researchers in China say that starting roughly 6 million years ago, evolution supported intellect over brawn, and our bodies compensated by diverting energy from muscle production to brain development. In other words, humans became punier as their brains got larger.
But check out the last line of the article:
“It is a very simple explanation, and it could be completely wrong,” Khaitovich said. “In evolution, however, simple explanations often work well.”
Why did they waste our time? Speculation like this is for fun and inspiration; it’s not science.