Thursday, March 14, 2013

Thoughts about Paleofantasy-01

In Paleofantasy:  What Evolution Really Tells Us about Sex, Diet, and How We Live, Marlene Zuk writes:

“Some of this nostalgia for a simpler past is just the same old amnesia that every generation has about the good old days actually being all that good.”

I have no nostalgia for living in pre-agricultural times. I would like to incorporate those aspects of our human ancestors' lifestyle that I remain adapted to, however, as fetus, infant, child, adolescent, and mature and elderly adult—and to avoid those I’m maladapted to.

I do not feel malevolent enough toward humanity to promote eating cereal grains so that natural selection and other evolutionary forces can perform the numerous subversive effects possibly required to re-engineer the human species into long-lived, healthy bread eaters.

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