Thursday, January 26, 2006

Time changes modern human's face

Modern people possess less prominent features but higher foreheads than our medieval ancestors.

Writing in the British Dental Journal, the team took careful measurements of groups of skulls spanning across 30 generations.

The scientists said the differences between past and present skull shapes were "striking".

So, if this trend continues, it's plausible humans will more and more resemble the cover of "Communion." Perhaps the time-travel hypothesis for "alien" visitation deserves a better, closer examination . . .


Ken said...

It also throws a big fucking monkey wrench in the Darwinian theory of natural selection as THE key to evolutionary change. It's not as if people with more medieval features are being eliminated by failure to survive, while persons with more modern type skulls survive, reproduce and cumulatively increase.

razorsmile said...

Modern humans look different from nineteen-forties humans.

I'm not sure what that signifies, but it means something.

JEFM said...

How do you know that Ken?