06 July 2009
However, according to a report in the journal “Human Nature” the reason the human brain has tripled in size over the past two million years is because we became envious of our neighbours.
In other words, once we no longer needed to compete with other animals we started competing with each other. Scientists at the University of Missouri came to this conclusion as they have uncovered evidence to suggest that the brains of our ancestors who lived in larger communities grew faster than the brains of those living in smaller communities.
Their conclusion is that competing against other people is the biggest factor in the brain’s development.
So there you have it, science has established that one of the Deadly Sins delivers beneficial effects – just six more to go!
Posted by Alistair Schofield at Monday, July 06, 2009