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    Science says raw foods not enough to grow big brains.

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    Well, the best way to test the hypothesis is to feed primates cooked meat and starch for a few million years and see if they turn into humans.

    I'd support that research.

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    Fascinating. I love how they mentioned that they "counted" the neurons in 13 different primates. I'm just picturing them like, "twenty-seven billion, three hundred thirty nine thousand four hundred and three, twenty-seven billion, three hundred thirty nine..."

    So we can actually attribute most of our ability for complex thought to the fact that we simply cooked food? Amazing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Timthetaco View Post
    Well, the best way to test the hypothesis is to feed primates cooked meat and starch for a few million years and see if they turn into humans.

    I'd support that research.
    we can now create a race of super-apes by taking a small, controlled population of them and feeding them only cooked foods.
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    I didn't read that link but have watched the doco on BBC called something like "Did fire make us human?"

    I completely agree with the concept that cooking food is what caused a large jump in evolution for humans. The number of calories and nutrients that can be released from food compared to eating it raw is enormous.

    Reminds me of these mislead souls that believe eating raw is the only way to go. Not for us it isn't. Not unless you have time to graze all day long.

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    "Science" is an amorphous entity with many hypotheses
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    i will continue to eat raw thank you very much, it works great for me
    I never know what to put in these things. I write songs!

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    Primal doesn't necessitate eating raw though does it? IMO Sisson advocates cooking - checkout the Primal Cookbook. THat has great recipes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caveman_Sam View Post
    Primal doesn't necessitate eating raw though does it? IMO Sisson advocates cooking - checkout the Primal Cookbook. THat has great recipes.
    Claims for the earliest definitive evidence of control of fire by a member of Homo range from 0.2 to 1.7 million years ago.

    In short, we've always been cooking our food.

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