Edit: just saw "The MGM Lion" - ROFL!
J3nn, did you see the t-shirts?
Evil Vegetarian Smiley : Evil Vegetarian Smiley
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"I think the basic anti-aging diet is also the best diet for prevention and treatment of diabetes, scleroderma, and the various "connective tissue diseases." This would emphasize high protein, low unsaturated fats, low iron, and high antioxidant consumption, with a moderate or low starch consumption.
In practice, this means that a major part of the diet should be milk, cheese, eggs, shellfish, fruits and coconut oil, with vitamin E and salt as the safest supplements."
- Ray Peat
Cute diagram, Derp, and I totally agree with it. I'm saying that people who subsist on veggies and oatmeal get vitamin deficiencies.
This is a silly argument. Let's go out for oysters.
Here's a theory on why so many intelligent people were vegetarians. Or rather, why so many vegetarians were intelligent.
The greatest works by most geniuses were conceptualized early in their life. Einstein and Newton both claim to have first thought of the precursors to their theories in their college years if not earlier (I believe Einstein had portions of his ideas back in his high school years too). Those are simply two famous examples, but go through the long lists of great mathematicians. Their best work was early on in life.
There's another way youth plays into intelligence. I forget the biological term, but basically humans have evolved so that their mature forms look like the youthful forms of previous editions of humans and other species of the homo genus. And if you pay attention, the smartest races in the world have a "less mature" look to them in general.
So why does vegetarianism matter? What effect could vegetarianism have on the body that could induce intelligence, which I have just correlated to youth? Well, I think it's probable that meat induces higher testosterone and greater development (meaning: the opposite of the evolutionary trend I mentioned).
Vegetarians might sacrifice physical maturity and development for the benefit of having a youthful, agile mind for a greater part of their life.
Aside: There's a couple explanations I know of for why a youthful, immature mind is more agile than the opposite.
-For one, the brain hasn't set it's pathways in stone yet. I'm sure there's been research done which proves something to this effect.
-That works as an explanation on an individual basis. In other words, you can only compare mental agility of the same person at different ages to correctly know if age is the only factor at play.
-For a wider-spreading explanation, think of the brain as the control center for the body. If the body is smaller, less skilled, less muscular, less physically busy; the brain can devote more resources to other activities. Sperm whales are 5 times heavier than humans, but if we could talk to them, we would not find them to be 5 times as intelligent. Their control center is slammed with just trying to control a 45 ton body, so they have no time for creative thought (which is what most humans recognize as intelligence).
-When human's bodies shrank, but their brain size grew, we become more intelligent. Scientists may say the Neanderthal had greater brain size, but they are forgetting that the Neanderthal was incredibly strong. It's possible there's no logical disagreement that they would have gone extinct while being more intelligent than Homo Sapiens. Maybe Homo Sapiens are more creative (and thus, more intelligent) because they are smaller.
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what?! You don't think he'd trade his formulas and shit for even one night puttin a good hurtin on a real ass?
"Ah, those endless forests, and their horror-haunted gloom! For what eternities have I wandered through them, a timid, hunted creature, starting at the least sound, frightened of my own shadow, keyed-up, ever alert and vigilant, ready on the instant to dash away in mad flight for my life. For I was the prey of all manner of fierce life that dwelt in the forest, and it was in ecstasies of fear that I fled before the hunting monsters."
Jack london, "Before Adam"