What should people eat?

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    This thread is inspired by the argument that vegetarianism is actually good for you.

    I propose that a vegetarian diet is at odds with our physical and mental needs and that it antithetical to our evolution.

    From NPR of all places

    Food For Thought: Meat-Based Diet Made Us Smarter : NPR

    I welcome intelligent discussion of this article and the topic in general. I would ask that you please support your positions with some sort of reference material.
     
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    This raises a question: did eating meat make our brains grow? Or did the development of a bigger brain allow us to start catching meat?

    Clearly, humans and most primates are not fast enough, strong enough, or fierce enough to kill other animals with our bare hands. Thus, we needed to develop intelligent ways to catch and kill our meat, like traps or weapons. The individuals with bigger, smarter brains were able to do that, while the dumb ones kept munching on berries and nuts.

    I'm glad we did...because I LOOOOVE meat!
     
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    That's one of the fun questions. Another is did language make hunting easier or did hunting and the necessary cooperation needed for humans to successfully hunt larger stronger animals actually start the evolution of our brain's language ability?
     
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    Eat what you grow and trade for things you don't grow.
    Think 1930.
     
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    I'm a fan of poontang.

    :thup:
     
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    What should people eat?

    Whatever Michelle Obama tells us to
     
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    You beat me to it.
     
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    Being the slowest and most un athletic creatures in the food chain for several million years before we developed weapons and convenient fire, we ate leftovers. We most likely ran off predators from their kills and scounged around for the fruits and berries than remained after more adept creatures had thier fill. We probably ate food that today would be considered rotting garbage
     
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    From the article in the O.P.

    Tapeworms are one of the strongest evidence that our ancestors were indeed scavengers. Human tapeworms are more closely related to tapeworms found in wild dogs than any other organism.

    Makes you wonder about the relationship between dogs and men and how it really developed.
     
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