Human Ancestors Were Nearly All Vegetarians
[url=http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/guest-blog/2012/07/23/human-ancestors-were-nearly-all-vegetarians/]Human Ancestors Were Nearly All Vegetarians | Guest Blog, Scientific American Blog Network[/url]
I came across this interesting blog from Scientific American. The author clearly has a chip on his shoulder, and he makes a terrible argument in the opening paragraph about taking paleo/primal diets too literally to the point of starvation. But he also makes a lot of great points about the arbitrariness of the starting point, and the variations of what works for individuals. It makes me think that focusing on an ancestral basis for determining lifestyle choices is not very efficient. Maybe we should instead stick to the science. Understanding our evolutionary path is important too, but what works now as determined by science and reason aught to take precedence. I think it's very difficult to make broad claims about specific food choices based on evolutionary arguments.