Is it possible that our growing dependence on Adderall and Ridalin could be genetic?
A new study suggests that even though humans developed out of Africa, early primates possibly evolved out of Asia. And one of our newly discovered distant cousins, was so tiny that you could hold two in your hand. Also, these little primates were very hyperactive and bounced continuously around in trees to catch insects. According to AP’s Seth Borenstein:
“The 55 million-year-old fossil dug up in central China is one of our first primate relatives and it gives scientists a better understanding of the complex evolution that eventually led to humans. This tiny monkey-like creature weighed an ounce or less and was not a direct ancestor. Because it is so far back on the family tree it offers the best clues yet of what our earliest direct relatives would have been like at that time, according to a study published Wednesday in the journal Nature.”
Praise the Lord and pass the amphetamine.