Skip to comments.Food for Thought Dietary change was a driving force in human evolution
Posted on 11/19/2002 12:54:45 PM PST by PatrickHenry
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Round Hole? (Reality)
Solution? Bigger Hammer!!! (Creative 'Science')
It's all interrelated. A predator pack needs a large territory, and needs to defend that territory against competitors. Those who are best at utilizing their territory, and in defending it and expanding it, will pass on their genes. Those who are ineffective in defending their territory from encroachment will die out. Somehow, I think there's some applicability here with regards to our current immigration policy...
Or lack of therein..... :)
Like when we were cast out of eden and childbirth would henceforth be painful due to larger crania?
There are so many allusions to evolution in the Adam/Eve scenario.... but pondering them sure starts a lot of fights around here.
When I consider Desmond Morris' The Naked Ape within the context of Genesis, it sure explains a lot. I think he stretches a bit at times, but he's spot on when he restricts himself to zoological interpretation of human evolution.
Then it was noticed that almost the same process made bread. So mankind built cities to provide infrastructure for beer and bread-making. That's about as far as we have gotten so far.
"The problem is that medical science is preventing that step in human evolution. If they keep on doing heart bypass operations to save people, then the genetic superiority of those who can survive "Super Sizing" their fast food meals cannot be exploited. However, if Hitlery takes over the country's medical system and drives it into the ground, people will no longer be able to survive their heart attacks."
Evolution continues as always...and may have even acellerated(sp).
If, as has been claimed, that our bodies are now contaminated with drugs, alcohol, nicotine, fats and etc., the sperm and eggs of future humans that cannot cope with these 'pollutants' very simply do not conceive. Females have many unknown abortions through-out their lives and all the 'problems' of modern society are comprehended in this process. Only those that can tolerate present day conditions even make it to being conceived. The high cholestoral and heart attacks are just a minor player in this scenario.
Thus arose the French... :-)
Patrick, say it with some feeling, like:
Wow! Another crevo-thread!!!
I've seen more enthusiasm at a Walter Mondale victory party. I guess some threads just don't catch fire. Whatcha gonna do?
Study explores plausibility of bulbs and tubers in the diet of early human ancestors
PhysOrg | Friday, July 25, 2008 | UC Santa Cruz
Posted on 07/25/2008 8:15:37 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
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