Anthropologist Says Modern Man Is A ‘Wimp’

Reuters via the Independent:

Many prehistoric Australian aboriginals could have outrun world 100 and 200 metres record holder Usain Bolt in modern conditions. Some Tutsi men in Rwanda exceeded the current world high jump record of 2.45 meters during initiation ceremonies in which they had to jump at least their own height to progress to manhood.

Any Neanderthal woman could have beaten former bodybuilder and current California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in an arm wrestle. These and other eye-catching claims are detailed in a book by Australian anthropologist Peter McAllister entitled Manthropology and provocatively sub-titled The Science of the Inadequate Modern Male.

McAllister sets out his stall in the opening sentence of the prologue: “If you’re reading this then you — or the male you have bought it for — are the worst man in history. “No ifs, no buts — the worst man, period…As a class we are in fact the sorriest cohort of masculine Homo sapiens to ever walk the planet.”

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2 Comments on "Anthropologist Says Modern Man Is A ‘Wimp’"

  1. our mental weakness is the worst part of our decline, these days if someone witnesses a fistfight they go to counseling, nearly breakdown if they see an corpse, how would modern man dealt with barbarian raids, plagues,
    Huns, mongols…… our weakness of will is a much greater loss than our declining physical abilities.

  2. tonyviner | Oct 20, 2009 at 7:49 am |

    I still think I am alright.

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