Quran and the Signs Of My Lord

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Heights are getting smaller

The Prophet said, “Allah created Adam, making him 60 cubits tall. When He created him, He said to him, “Go and greet that group of angels, and listen to their reply, for it will be your greeting (salutation) and the greeting (salutations of your offspring.” So, Adam said (to the angels), As-Salamu Alaikum (i.e. Peace be upon you). The angels said, “As-salamu Alaika wa Rahmatu-l-lahi” (i.e. Peace and Allah’s Mercy be upon you). Thus the angels added to Adam’s salutation the expression, ‘Wa Rahmatu-l-lahi,’ Any person who will enter Paradise will resemble Adam (in appearance and figure). People have been decreasing in stature since Adam’s creation.(Sahih Bukhari, Book 55 Hadith 543)

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Cambridge University experts say humans are past their peak and that modern-day  people are 10 per cent smaller and shorter than their hunter-gatherer ancestors.

Scientists blame agriculture, with restricted diets and urbanisation compromising health and leading to the spread of disease

Scientists blame agriculture, with restricted diets and urbanisation compromising health and leading to the spread of disease

And if that’s not depressing enough, our brains are also smaller.
The findings reverse perceived wisdom that humans have grown taller and larger, a belief which has grown from data on more recent physical development.

The earliest, from Ethiopia, date back 200,000 years, and were larger and ‘more robust’ than their  modern-day counterparts, said  Dr Marta Lahr, an expert in human evolution.

Fossils found in Israeli caves and dating from 120,000 to 100,000 years ago, reveal a people who were tall and muscular, a pattern that  continued uninterrupted until  relatively recent times.

An average person 10,000 years ago weighed between 12st 8lb and 13st 6lb. Today, the average is between 11st and 12st 8lb. Dr Lahr, who last week presented her findings to the Royal Society, Britain’s most prestigious scientific body, described the changes as ‘striking’.

Bigger brain: Six different views of a 160,000-year-old human skull of an adult male from Ethiopia

Bigger brain: Six different views of a 160,000-year-old human skull of an adult male from Ethiopia

‘We can see that humans have continually evolved but in body size it is not until the last 10,000 years that they have changed substantially, so the question is why this should have happened.’

The timing points to the switch from a hunter-gatherer lifestyle to agriculture, which began 9,000 years ago. While farming would have made food plentiful, focussing on a smaller number of foodstuffs could have caused vitamin and mineral deficiencies that stunted growth.


In China, early farmers relied on cereals such as buckwheat, rice and maize, all of which lack niacin, a B vitamin vital for growth.
However, the rise of agriculture does not explain why brains are also shrinking.

The male brain of 20,000 years ago measured 1,500 cubic centimetres. Modern man’s brain averages just 1,350 cubic cm – a decrease equivalent to the size of a tennis ball. The female brain has shrunk by about the same proportion.

It doesn’t mean we are less intelligent – rather we have learnt to make the best use of our resources.

Dr Lahr said: ‘Over evolutionary time there would have been huge energy savings in making the brain smaller but more efficient – as we see today with computer processors.’

Robert Foley, a Cambridge University professor of human evolution, said: ‘Becoming human, in an evolutionary sense, is a continuous and gradual process. Our species, rather than being a fixed entity, is more like a piece of putty, changing shape and dimensions all the time.’


3 comments on “Heights are getting smaller

  1. islamstruepath
    March 18, 2015

    Reblogged this on IslamsTruePath and commented:
    Lol my mom told me that the last humans will be so short that they will need a ladder to get a tomato from a tomato plant!

  2. Mushk
    March 19, 2015

    My mom says that it is all because we dont take breakfast….s

  3. Pingback: Response to the Resurrection vs the Quran | Rebuttal to Answering Islam

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This entry was posted on March 17, 2015 by in Teachings of Prophet Muhammad s.a.w.w. and Science.
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