Although if the Venuses were really idealized, then that would suggest they were made by men.
I would not be surprised if fat was seen as a sign of prosperity since they now actually had enough leisure time to carve idols and be sedentary.
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Disclaimer: I eat 'meat and vegetables' ala Primal, although I don't agree with the carb curve. I like Perfect Health Diet and WAPF Lactofermentation a lot.
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5,000 Cal Fat <> 5,000 Cal Carbs
Winterbike: What I eat every day is what other people eat to treat themselves.
TQP: I find for me that nutrition is much more important than what I do in the gym.
bloodorchid is always right
We are not innately world conquerors. We are tribal peoples that have gone down the wrong path for the past 10,000 years. Normally in nature, you say "well, sucks for them" and you go your own way. This case is different and the reason I am adament about talking about it. Our society will not die alone. It kills as it goes, and it is on the path to kill a whole lot more.
As for the last paragraph: I wasn't asking you a question; I was asking myself a question. You had it right on my assertion.
*Modern religion* is the crutch to which the religious become at peace with while believing, but it causes damage to others and hurts the future of the world.
Technically all religion is a crutch of some form, and there's nothing wrong with that. It's good for mind at some point. It's a crutch for explaining mysteries, contradictions, confusions, etc that the layman can't explain. If you don't know logical reasons for everything, it's more pleasing to think you know than to admit you don't know. This crutch is only bad when these beliefs cause damage. This is how it relates to alcoholism.
Female, age 51, 5' 9"
SW - 183 (Jan 22, 2012), CW - 159, GW - healthy.
Met my 2012 goals by losing 24 pounds.
2013 goals are to get fit and strong!
As for the references in previous posts, I have to disagree somewhat on the "free time" aspect of this art. Tribes even nowadays have tons of free time in some areas. Some tribes work all day, some work like 4 hours a day. We don't know what the land was like where these Venus cultures existed. It's possible that it was very lush and easy for living. The greatest limit on population was likely tribal violence. (If food is plentiful, population booms until it gets checked). If it was lush, my imagination goes back to this account I read on here one time. It describes Europeans meeting Native Americans in the South where rice paddies grew applenty, huge muscadine grapevines hung along the river banks, etc. They made some basic bread out of likely mashed up roots/tubers, and they doused it in bear oil. I think this was taken from a book called the Red Man's Dixie.
Red Man's Dixie