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Scientific blow to Paleo-dieters

Postby DB » Sat Dec 03, 2011 5:54 pm

Turns out meat didn't make us smart after all. ... issue.html
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Re: Scientific blow to Paleo-dieters

Postby xrodolfox » Sat Dec 03, 2011 6:10 pm

So glad I read that. Thanks!
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Re: Scientific blow to Paleo-dieters

Postby Fallen_Horse » Sat Dec 03, 2011 8:04 pm

"It is not evidence that pre-humans were strict vegans. It is not evidence that Homo sapiens are natural herbivores. It is not evidence that meat and dairy, in themselves, are intrinsically either good or bad for us. If you're the kind of vegan who looks for an evolutionary hook to hang your fall-from-grace fantasies on, you'll have to look elsewhere. Prehistoric humans and their ancestors ate meat, and sometimes a heck of a lot of it. You'll just have to deal with that.

However, the paper is pretty good evidence that meat wasn't essential to our evolution. Meat, it turns out, probably didn't make us smart, after all. At the level of vegan blogosphere debate ammo, that might be cause for some applause."

Haha, this guy is a lot of fun. I, too, agree that humans were historically omnivores, and that our bodies developed as omnivores. However, we are now able to overcome our ancestral ways and move on to a new way of living. Go evolution! :D
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Re: Scientific blow to Paleo-dieters

Postby sergio » Sat Dec 03, 2011 9:06 pm

Great article and better blog.
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Re: Scientific blow to Paleo-dieters

Postby wannalift » Tue Feb 28, 2012 1:15 am

Missed this the first time around. Fantastic post.
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