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Tuesday, July 6, 2004

White Hair is In

An Uncivilized guy took the pain to post on a bloggers panel his bitter spleened hatred of Old People.

They should be locked in a house, he states.
Hitler had a better solution.

Wherever we turn, stereotypes abound.
So here is a benign one, based on scientific research:
Maggie Fox at Reuter writes to say "Old People May Hold Key to Human Success".

Some of us have guessed so ages ago, but now anthropologists have crossed findings to back this up scientifically: "There has been a lot of speculation about what gave modern humans their evolutionary advantage. This research provides a simple explanation for which there is now concrete evidence -- modern humans were older and wiser," Caspari said.

"We think with increases in longevity two things happened to increase survivorship," Caspari, an anthropologist specializing in evolution, added in a telephone interview.

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