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Scientist: Humans Have Been Getting Stupider for Thousands of Years

Idiocracy wasn’t a movie, but a documentary. Gerald Crabtree, the leader of a genetics laboratory at Stanford University, argues that humans evolved to be hunter/gatherers–a high risk occupation that tended to keep the gene pool tidy. We have departed from that self-correcting lifestyle: Life as a hunter-gatherer was probably more intellectually demanding than widely supposed, he [...]

Philippine hunters attacked by giant snakes

The Agta Negritos people have had to combat attacks from huge reticulated pythons for years. The hunter gatherer tribes themselves are criticially end…