“The daily life in 1800 was not that different than in the time of Julius Caesar _ in clothes, in diet, in life expectancy,” says Mokyr of Northwestern. But now “nearly every aspect of life has changed. People are taller, richer and better fed.”
And a little less angry.
AP researcher Judith Ausuebel contributed to this story. You can reach Bernard Condon on Twitter at http://twitter.com/BernardFCondon.
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