Re: No teens allowed

From: Mike Lorrey (
Date: Sat Dec 08 2001 - 07:57:43 MST wrote:
> Spudboy said: The scientists behind the work say that if Homo erectus did not go through
> adolescence, then he did not need an extended learning time.
> This, they say, is because he still had a small ape-like brain.
> ***does that mean that those who take the longest to leave adolescence in fact, have the biggest brains?

Maybe not, just that they make the least efficient use of their learning
time and/or exist in such a low-evolutionary-pressure environment that
they don't get the 'lesson plan' nature intended. Note how kids who have
been through more stress, crisis, and traumatic events tend to exhibit
higher maturity at a given age than those who are coddled.

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