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February 21, 1925

LONDON

JAMA. 1925;84(8):606-607. doi:10.1001/jama.1925.02660340044020

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Abstract

The Future of Man  Sir Arthur Keith, whose Hunterian lectures at the Royal College of Surgeons on "Recent Discoveries of Fossil Man" have attracted much attention, gave a special interview to the Westminster Gazette in which he dealt with the fascinating subject of the future of man. "Those who will inherit the earth," he said, "will not be people predominantly intellectual, but people of robust constitution with a good deal of what is called the animal in them." The brain of primitive man was bigger than that of man today, but the part of the brain that carries out intellectual operations is only a small part of the whole brain. A preponderance of intellect, he considers, reduces its possessor's happiness, making him too keenly conscious of man's frailty and weakness. He scouted the vision conjured up by novelists and others of the advent one day of a superman who would

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