December 16, 2011 11:19 PM Subscribe
What are humans no better at now than they were in the past?
posted by resiny to Society & Culture (38 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
People seem to be getting better at just about everything. Chess, violin, poker, the list seems indefinite. In some cases there are obvious reasons - better technology/teaching methods/new research/some combination/etc. etc. etc.
My question: what aren't people getting better at? What is humanity no better at now than it was, say, two hundred years ago?