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whitehatlurker's Journal: Human skull changes: 14th, 16th and 20th centuries

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The BBC reports on a study of skulls presented in the British Dental Journal.

There were three sets of skulls compared: a group which died of bubonic plague in London (circa 1348); another group which died during the sinking of the "Mary Rose" in 1545; and a third group of modern folk (from dental radiographs).

The main points of the study were that human skulls were changing, particularly with respect to the area near the mandible (previously studied), but also with respect to the "cranial vault" which is representative of the volume of the frontal lobe of the brain, which in turn is thought to influence intelligence.

Seeing that the groups were all British, will this discovery change the number of Britons who believe in intelligent design?

"No, no, I don't mind being called the smartest man in the world. I just wish it wasn't this one." -- Adrian Veidt/Ozymandias, WATCHMEN

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