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For years, scientists assumed that humans devote a larger share of their daily calories to their brains than other animals. Although the human brain makes up only 2 percent of body weight, it consumes more than 25 percent of our baseline energy budget.

But a study published Oct. 31, 2017 in the Journal of Human Evolution comparing the relative brain costs of 22 species found that, when it comes to brainpower, humans aren’t as exceptional as we like to think.

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“We don’t have a uniquely expensive brain,” said study author Doug Boyer, assistant professor of evolutionary anthropology at Duke University. “This challenges a major dogma in human evolution studies”. (1)

We are trying so hard to light up the darkness of the cosmos with “thinking too much”, that we do not even consider the possibility that thinking could be the exact opposite than a candle breaking the darkness of ignorance.

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The cosmos was already lit up.

And we decided to blow up all the candles.

The world was already full of knowledge.

And by every thought, we brought more darkness in our minds and souls.

Every time we thought we “understood”, we had actually destroyed.

Once upon a time we were kids.

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Knowing and loving everything.

Afraid to sleep in the darkness.

Now we have grown up. And we want to turn off the light…

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