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Oct 19, 2009

Wimps 'R' Us

Modern man a wimp says anthropologist

LONDON (Reuters) - Many prehistoric Australian aboriginals could have outrun world 100 and 200 meters record holder Usain Bolt in modern conditions.

Some Tutsi men in Rwanda exceeded the current world high jump record of 2.45 meters during initiation ceremonies in which they had to jump at least their own height to progress to manhood.

Any Neanderthal woman could have beaten former bodybuilder and current California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in an arm wrestle.

These and other eye-catching claims are detailed in a book by Australian anthropologist Peter McAllister entitled "Manthropology" and provocatively sub-titled "The Science of the Inadequate Modern Male."



At 5:05 PM , Blogger Zoro said...

"Iron John" written by Robert Bly is quite brilliant as a 21st century text on what a man might need to examine (no, not his b ollocks as the nurses among our wives might suggest.) It has exciting passages looking at what the century's salient therapists have to say about becoming a modern day man totally sourced to his roots in antiquity. I loved how RB totally revealed the nature of a 100% solid individuated man wickedly interpreted from myths and world literary heritage.

Ad nauseum and on and hyperbolically.(sick...)


At 5:41 PM , Blogger Indigobusiness said...


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At 12:25 AM , Blogger Indigobusiness said...

I never looked into that work, but I remember the hubbub, bub. It piqued my interest though, and like so much of the wreckage of my intellectual laziness, it got by me.


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