I recently heard about the book Manthropology by Peter Mcallister which studies how in many ways modern man has declined compared to our ancient ancestors. It shows the effect that “civilisation” has had on us. I haven’t read the book yet, but will hopefully purchase a copy soon. The video above is in interesting talk and Q&A by the author. Below is a quote from his website www.petermcallister.com on the book:
Manthropology is a quirky, scientific look at a pressing modern problem—why are males today so pathetic? Drawing from archaeology, anthropology and evolutionary psychology, the author (a qualified palaeoanthropologist) confirms the awful truth: every man in history, back to the dawn of the species, did everything better, faster, stronger and smarter than any man today.
“Today nobody needs to run – in fact nobody needs
to walk. If we continue like this maybe in 200 years
time people will say: ‘I heard my grandfather used to
walk… and my father could stand up.”