Humans Getting Weaker… still

Are we evolving in the wrong direction?  An interesting point made by Peter McAllister got me thinking.

…according to anthropologist Peter McAllister, author of Manthropology: the Science of Inadequate Modern Man, the contemporary male has evolved, at least physically, into “the sorriest cohort of masculine Homo sapiens to ever walk the planet.” Thanks to genetic differences, an average Neanderthal woman, McAllister notes, could have whupped Arnold Schwarzenegger at his muscular peak in an arm-wrestling match. And prehistoric Australian Aborigines, who typically built up great strength in their joints and muscles through childhood and adolescence, could have easily beat Usain Bolt in a 100-m dash.

Hmmm… poor Ahhhhnold.  LOL  But really where are our kids going?  How bout those grand kids (10 generations removed)?  OK what about those aliens… so tall and lean with giant heads.  Are they really humans from the distant future?  Our long legged Barbie doll and super lean Ken fascinations are heading us in the wrong direction.  Besides body image and self esteem what memes are we programming with admiration of Kate Moss and Twiggy and the Calvin Klien underwear models?  Perhaps we should be the first generation in a long line of thinnies to go in a different direction.  I wonder how Neanderthal Nikki and Proto Human Peter would sell?

proto human peter neanderthal nikki

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