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Brain size

     When I was studying for my masters I got into an argument about brain sizes and Darwin.  My professor denied that Darwin had categorized humans by brain sizes.  In The Descent of Man he wrote:  "The belief that there exists between the size of man some close relation between the size of the brain and the development of the intellectual faculties is supported by the comparison of the skulls of savage and civilized races, of ancient and western people . . . by many careful measurements, the mean internal capacity of the skull in Europeans is 92.3 inches; in Americans [American Indians] 87.5; in Asiatics 87.1; and in Australians [aborigines] only 81.9 cubic inches."  to be continued.



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