Our brains are shrinking. Really. The cranial capacity of the human race has decreased by twenty percent in the past, oh, 28,000 years or so. Let's not get hasty and cry "AHA! This is the reason why Americans have generally decided that Global Warming isn't that big of a deal! Our tiny brains are making us stupid!" No, our tiny brains are not the reason why we're just going to let melted ice caps drown us while we desperately search for the last remnants of toilet paper in a looted Wal-Mart. Our shrinking brains are not a sign of increasing stupidity, but a sign of increasing intelligence. You see, our grey matter is like a computer; it gets smaller, sleeker, sexier and more efficient as it evolves. Can't afford an iPad? Well, take solace in the fact that the latest and greatest Apple product lives inside your noggin.

Do you know how smart we are? We turned on the Large Hadron Collider a few days ago and a black hole did not appear and end the Earth. Give your brain a high five: Mother Nature told us NO and we had the nerve to say "Screw you!" So what if only about 0.001% of the world knows what the Large Hadron Collider actually does? We still did it! Do you need more proof that our brains are awesome? Because we're building UFOs. Because we can.
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