Before I show you this talk by Tomer Ullman, an MIT Graduate Student in Brain and Cognitive Sciences, I want to tell you a little bit about The Festival of Bad Ad Hoc Hypothesis, or BAHFest, which is a “…celebration of well-argued and thoroughly researched but completely incorrect evolutionary theory” [BAHFest].
Basically, it’s like The Moth/Mortified/Ted Talks for brainiacs, whereby amazingly smart people come up with a “story”, so-to-speak, and back it up with PowerPoint slides and facts that can make any unsuspecting person believe that it is true.
In Ullman’s talk, he proves, without a doubt, that the benefits of wearing a crying baby into battle helped our species evolve into the violent warriors that we are today, based upon one fact, that the annoyingly horrific cry of an infant had to be some kind of asset for us to allow it to continue.
So please, enjoy Ullman’s presentation after the break and remember, whenever your ears begin to bleed from the piercing wail of a a three month old, at some point in our history, that cry helped someone kick ass.
Source: Laughing Squid