From the Daily Mail:
Having conquered Everest and landed on the Moon, it is tempting to think we are bigger and better than our ancestors.
But on a purely physical basis, it seems, we just don’t measure up. Mankind is actually shrinking.
Cambridge University experts say humans are past their peak and that modern-day people are 10 per cent smaller and shorter than their hunter-gatherer ancestors.
On the other hand, "...Farm visits can ease mental illness".Scientists blame agriculture, with restricted diets and urbanisation compromising health and leading to the spread of diseaseAnd if that’s not depressing enough, our brains are also smaller.
The findings reverse perceived wisdom that humans have grown taller and larger, a belief which has grown from data on more recent physical development....MORE
So high thee, thy shrinking brain and thine puny bod to the countryside.