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Neanderthals - size of brain

    According to Wikipedia,, one of the distinguishing characteristics of humans is their brain size.  It states "The human species eventually developed a much larger brain than that of other primates—typically 1,330  cm3 in modern humans, nearly three times the size of that of a chimpanzee or gorilla."  But then what do you do with Neanderthals which have "an average size of (1,200–1,900 cm3)"?   If we descended from the Neanderthals why did our brains shrink?

Thank you Lord for creating us with brains.

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