Eat more possum-- the 'Other White Meat'
Cavemen also were scared of their own shadow and had an average life span of 25. Go figure.
Looks like if I eat nothing but deer meat and wild asparagus, I'll be healthy.
Ping for what are those who don't believe in evolution supposed to eat.
But the mammoths are all gone! So are the aurochs!
As others noted, they lived to the ripe old age of 25-40. What a great diet.
[Yes I know: they didn't necessarily die from diet: it just helped]
It's all the fault of those vegetable eating hippies!!!
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"I'm just a caveman! I fell on some ice, and later got thawed out by scientists. But there is one thing I do know is that milk will kill you."
A Rumination on the Invention of Soup
(e-SoupSong 23: March 1, 2002)
"Soup! It's an unbelievable achievement--a matter of thought overreaching what was technologically possible at the time. I think of anthropologist Sally McBrearty's recent remark: 'The earliest Homo sapiens probably had the cognitive capability to invent Sputnik...but didn't yet have the history of invention or a need for those things.' But soup? Yes, he needed soup. He needed soup, so he imagined soup. He imagined soup, so he brought it into being, despite his lack of pots to cook it in. Soup is surely the ENIAC of early man--a transforming concept that changed his relationship to nature, increased his life choices, and created completely new needs and desires. One aeon he's a frugivore in the garden of eden...the next he's scavenging or hunting raw flesh and sucking bone marrow...then, almost suddenly, he's figured out an unbelievably complex process with tools to produce a hot meal. It's a gastronomic miracle, and it's art: multiple colors, multiple textures, multiple flavors--something created by man that had never existed before in the history of the world."