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Why Are We Getting Taller?
09-23-2006, 10:12 AM,
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Why Are We Getting Taller?
When you go into older houses you notice how low the celings are and how grandparents and great grandparents are usually shorter than the younger generations? Well why is that? Why, as a people are we getting taller, I notice it is mainly happening in western countries. In eastern countries people are also getting taller but not quite as wide spread as the west. I'm just wondering what your guys thought are on why?
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09-23-2006, 11:44 AM,
#2
Why Are We Getting Taller?
more food maybe?
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09-23-2006, 11:55 AM,
#3
Why Are We Getting Taller?
tall people are more likely to have kids that will reproduce and have sucessful offspring? You can't deny the fact that tallness is a sought after trait in finding a partner.
The belief in 'coincidence' is the prevalent superstition of the Age of Science.

&I don't understand why you're taking such a belligerant tone when you're obviously the ignorant one here. &
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09-23-2006, 12:40 PM, (This post was last modified: 09-23-2006, 12:51 PM by Winston.)
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Why Are We Getting Taller?
TBH, I dont know the answer to the question,but, i can say that i am over 1.90m tall,my father was about 1.80m,my Grandfather was about 160m, :blink: ,but my Great Grandfather was over 2.00m tall, :o . Tall seems to be in my family,as an after thought i do not think we are getting taller,maybe just more people are attaining tallness,B)what i mean to say is that the tallest people are not gererally getting any taller , its just others are catching up so to speak.

Regards,

Winston.


Ah, Britain. Where you can be fined for saying 'f..k' in a private conversation. Where every single child will soon be fingerprinted. Where all people will be ordered to carry an I.D. card at all times, to be swiped every time they withdraw a fairly small amount of money from the bank, buy an airline ticket, apply for a fishing license, purchase property, apply for a library card, get a prescription filled, and so on. Where you can be sentenced to 80 hours of community service for wearing the wrong T-shirt. Where having a pen knife in your car can get you arrested. Where being too fat can get you carted off to a mental institution. Where government workers will come to your home to verify you're not using too much electricity, and to note whether or not you smoke. Where all vehicles' whereabouts will soon be monitored by satellite 24/7. Where you'll get fined for using a pencil instead of a pen when filling out a form. Where people are captured by video surveillance cameras some 300 times a day. Where officials tell you how to go to the bathroom.

The government are keeping many secret that are beneficial to humanity.That is to say that what benefits the majority is suppressed or classified as top secret. They are the enemy of the people. We are their slaves they leech off us like a cancer and the only cure is true knowledge or the truth.
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09-23-2006, 04:10 PM,
#5
Why Are We Getting Taller?
I think Americans and our offspring are larger and getting to puberty sooner due to hormones in milk and meat.
Don't believe anything they say.
And at the same time,
Don't believe that they say anything without a reason.
---Immanuel Kant
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09-23-2006, 06:14 PM,
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Why Are We Getting Taller?
http://www.newyorker.com/fact/content/?040405fa_fact

If you read the article above it states that Europeans are getting taller, American's shorter. It's a long but interesting read. From malnourishment to immigration the reasons on both sides vary.
Yo
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09-23-2006, 06:39 PM,
#7
Why Are We Getting Taller?
more vitamins and nutrients in our food nowdays

more access to foods from far off places...

in the past there wasnt much variety due to availability, transport and cost issues etc...
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09-23-2006, 08:31 PM,
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Why Are We Getting Taller?
Thanks folks. All those replies make sense to me.
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09-24-2006, 03:56 PM,
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Why Are We Getting Taller?
Getting taller is a good thing
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