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    Using our teeth to determine the percentages of what to eat.

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    The teeth configuration in humans is symmetrical so if we take the upper right half of the human jaw we have from front to back:

    Insissors 2 : For biting into fruits vegetables => 1F , 1V
    Canine 1 : For shredding fish & meat => 0.5M, 0.5F
    Premolars & Molars 5 : For crushing veggies, fruits, nuts seeds => 1.25V, 1.25F, 1.25N, 1.25S

    Total:
    2.25F (28 %) should be Fruit
    2.25V (28 %) should be veggies
    1.25N (16 %) should be Nuts
    1.25S (16%) should be seeds
    0.5M (6%) should be meat
    0.5F (6%) should be fish
    Total 8 (100%):

    It is most likely that our teeth configuration is based on our primal diet. We only have 2 canines per jaw the rest are for chewing plant based foods.


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    You can't do this. Because maybe an incisor is more efficent at doing its job than a molar. Maybe for a diet that is 50% fruits, veggies, nuts, etc and 50% meat requires the ratio of molars to incisors to canines that you have given. I don't know of any information, or any reason to believe, that the ratio of teeth types correlates 1:1 with ratios of food types.

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    The dentition - and gut - of humans are said to closest to those of carnivores. From that point of view, what would suit us, it would seem, would be an all-meat diet.

    However, by cooking, fermenting, etc., plant foods it's possible to some extent to break down vegetable foods so they're more assimilable. You might say the technology of cooking allows us to be omnivorous - and, therefore, exploit more food sources.

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    That's stupid reasoning. Thumbs are only 20% of our digits but their value is at least 50%. A 'presence percentage' is not the same thing as a 'value percentage'.

    Probably fairly obvious I never took stats. ;-/
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    sigh.....this crap is useless. 6%meat? good luck with that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lmyers04 View Post
    sigh.....this crap is useless. 6%meat? good luck with that.
    I split meat and fish evenly. You can have 12% meat and 0% fish.


    Early humans probably ate more plant based foods than meat based foods. It's a lot easier to eat foods that can't run away from you or turn around and gore you.

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    Incisors, for biting into meat.

    You have a way to eat meat using only your canines?

    Dogs have incisors. Are they using them only for fruits and vegetables?

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    I have two hands, yet only one penis.

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    Depends if Grok used utensils or not. I've seen footage from the 1940's of Inuit people biting into raw fish so yes, then the incisors would increase the fish/meat percentages.

    Counting incisors for biting into pieces of meat & fish we have:
    Fruit & Veggies: 33.33 %
    Seeds & Nuts: 20.83 %
    Meat & Fish: 45.83 %

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    Quote Originally Posted by Primalchild View Post
    I have two hands, yet only one penis.
    But women have two breasts. ;-)

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