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NPR Has Discovered More Evidence That We Suck Compared To Any Other Time in History

Home - by - February 24, 2013 - 22:30 America/New_York - 23 Comments

Progtards are always looking for new and unique ways to be able to say “we suck.” This time it’s the claim that teeth, prior to farming, were superior to our teeth today.

What is wrong with these pinheads? People died when they were 30 years old. There teeth didn’t get a chance to get too rotten.

People today are acting in movies at the age of 92. Spare me the lecture about how things are terrible because of… I guess, white people.

This skull may have better teeth than you.

NPR

Prehistoric humans didn’t have toothbrushes. They didn’t have floss or toothpaste, and they certainly didn’t have Listerine. Yet somehow, their mouths were a lot healthier than ours are today.

“Hunter-gatherers had really good teeth,” says Alan Cooper, director of the Australian Centre for Ancient DNA. “[But] as soon as you get to farming populations, you see this massive change. Huge amounts of gum disease. And cavities start cropping up.”

And thousands of years later, we’re still waging, and often losing, our war against oral disease.

Our changing diets are largely to blame.

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» 23 Comments

  1. Hanoverfist

    February 24th, 2013

    “Prehistoric humans didn’t have toothbrushes. They didn’t have floss or toothpaste, and they certainly didn’t have Listerine. Yet somehow, their mouths were a lot healthier than ours are today.”

    We could lick ourselves like dogs.

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  2. KF

    February 24th, 2013

    Follow up report from NPR:

    He had good teeth because he oppressed someone!!!

    Therefore REPARATIONS !!1!11!eleventy!!1!

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  3. scribble

    February 24th, 2013

    So, according to this report we should eat more meat. Who didn’t get the memo to suppress this study.

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  4. AvgDude

    February 24th, 2013

    For crying out loud… Of course hunter/gatherer skeletons have good teeth. If you didn’t have good teeth back then, you probably died pretty quickly, before you could breed.

    It’s called evolution. Now, because of dentists and doctors, millions of people with what would’ve been fatal traits of bad teeth and bad health live to ripe old ages.

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  5. don't watch these fools.

    February 24th, 2013

    It can lead to being pissed off all day. I swear to god they say things that are so stupid,it must be a joke. Nobody can be this wrong about F’n everything.
    DAMN now I’m pissed off again.

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  6. Stranded in Sonoma

    February 24th, 2013

    And in 20,000 years from now, the people digging up our fossils will find a copy of Das Kapital and the NPR Guidelines and wonder why, with our large brains, we were stupid enough to allow taxes to be used for this garbage.

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  7. grayscape

    February 24th, 2013

    They had better teeth because they didn’t have progtards controlling their lives. Once that happened everything went to shit…..and now you know the rest of the story.

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  8. serfer62

    February 24th, 2013

    They had good teeth because there was NO welfare!!!

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  9. sablegsd

    February 24th, 2013

    Flouride.

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  10. JimBob

    February 24th, 2013

    They didn’t live long and no pepsi.

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  11. norman einstein

    February 24th, 2013

    O/T…what the fucking fuck?
    Moose is on the Oscars introducing the Best Picture category!
    Has she totally lost her mind?

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  12. Major Mal function

    February 24th, 2013

    And why did our ancestors die at 30? Because they had no teeth.

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  13. Mary Jane Anklestraps

    February 25th, 2013

    OK then why do I keep reading in books and watching the profs on TV say that a lot of the ancients died from tooth decay and infections?
    That’s why the ancients never showed teeth on their frescoes & statues and never talked about them in poetry, idiots.
    Gaaah!

    “…Did you hear what happened to poor Apollonius? He was bitten by wild children and then died from the plague!

    - That’s awful! He had some really nice teeth, though.”

    ^ ^ ^ Said no ancients, ever.

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  14. mickey_moussaoui

    February 25th, 2013

    The skull of that hominid was one of the lucky ones born with good teeth to begin with. The inferior ones with bad teeth most likely died of infections early in life. Evolution played it’s part.

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  15. Annie

    February 25th, 2013

    Anybody notice? Farming….bad.
    I hate NPR.

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  16. Dadof3

    February 25th, 2013

    No anti-biotics.

    One abscessed tooth and your out of the gene pool.

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  17. Dadof3

    February 25th, 2013

    SoS, Maybe when they dig our civilization up and piece it all together they’ll have a textbook of what not to do?

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  18. Crest Baby

    February 25th, 2013

    I’d love to have a Public TV dweeb claim this to my face: “Yet somehow, their mouths were a lot healthier than ours are today.”

    Easy response: Speak for yourself, shitbreath. I take good care of my mouth.

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  19. norman einstein

    February 25th, 2013

    Two words = refined sugar

    @Dadof3, it still can happen. I knew of someone who died from an untreated abscess. The infection spread to his brain and killed him. It was caused by a rogue tomato seed.

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  20. Cruisin Cat

    February 25th, 2013

    “Intellectual researchers” (SPIT)

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  21. Maudie N Mandeville

    February 25th, 2013

    One of the characteristic features of all archaeological teeth is very heavy wear. This is particularly true of remains from pre-agricultural contexts where, by a stage of skeletal development which today would be reached at early middle age, many teeth were already worn down to the roots. Wear on this scale is virtually unknown to modern dentistry.

    The research team have been able to work with dental impressions, taken by dentists during the mid-20th century, of the teeth of hunter-gatherers who had led a traditional life in which their teeth wore down rapidly.

    http://www.ucl.ac.uk/archaeology/research/directory/teeth_hillson

    “Studies either confirm common sense or are simply not true.”–Dennis Prager

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  22. Danne

    February 25th, 2013

    Uh…let’s see here. Farming came along and our industrious ancestors were not up yet to the task of developing mills for grain. So they use rocks to grind it up. Yum, bread with rock fragments and rock dust! Really good for healthy teeth huh? Typical Lib thinking here…..bread bad for health!

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  23. Mr.Gates

    February 25th, 2013

    Defund all public broadcasting now. According to our shit-for-brains president, we need the half billion a year for cops.

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