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Geoff R. Casavant Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-19-09 11:32 AM
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9. Cooking saved hours each day from having to chew?
What exactly were those early hominids eating, that they spent hours each day just chewing?
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  -Harvard Primatologist Says Joys of Barbecue Sparked Evolution FarCenter  Aug-19-09 11:05 AM   #0 
  - Yes, but you needed fire to barbeque, and fire also provided heat and warmth...  joeybee12   Aug-19-09 11:12 AM   #1 
  - It would help, but fire is not very portable  FarCenter   Aug-19-09 11:23 AM   #6 
  - mmmmm -- barbeque! but was it dry rub or marinade? nt  xchrom   Aug-19-09 11:18 AM   #2 
  - Since pottery to make bowls had not been invented, I'd guess dry rub.  FarCenter   Aug-19-09 11:29 AM   #8 
     - you may have just discovered why they made hollow gourds to begin with --nt  xchrom   Aug-19-09 01:28 PM   #34 
  - No more than our unique homicidal bloodlust  Oregone   Aug-19-09 11:18 AM   #3 
  - so if you hear a southerner say "mmm, those ribs smell so good it'll make ya slap your momma"  Schema Thing   Aug-19-09 11:19 AM   #4 
  - That's very interesting. Thanks. k&r n/t  Laelth   Aug-19-09 11:22 AM   #5 
  - he's right, it is odd that no one has ever hypothesized this before.  Soylent Brice   Aug-19-09 11:28 AM   #7 
  - Cooking saved hours each day from having to chew?  Geoff R. Casavant   Aug-19-09 11:32 AM   #9 
  - Raw meat, grasses, nuts, berries, etc. Humans are opportunistic feeders.  Bonobo   Aug-19-09 11:38 AM   #11 
     - Right, but  Geoff R. Casavant   Aug-19-09 01:26 PM   #32 
        - Raw fatty meat and bones, I would think,  Bonobo   Aug-19-09 02:33 PM   #41 
  - Doesn't cooking food reduce the amount of energy you can get out of it?  EOTE   Aug-19-09 11:35 AM   #10 
  - No, cooking makes it easier to process  JonQ   Aug-19-09 11:46 AM   #12 
  - Our digestive system is rather primative compared to othert animals.  Statistical   Aug-19-09 01:28 PM   #35 
  - So are vegetarians an evolutionary throwback?  JonQ   Aug-19-09 11:48 AM   #13 
  - I think so.  jimcarlton32   Aug-19-09 12:44 PM   #18 
  - You're still here? Shouldn't you be getting back to that "other place"?  gatorboy   Aug-19-09 12:50 PM   #21 
     - I have no clue what you're talking about.  jimcarlton32   Aug-19-09 12:58 PM   #24 
        - That's it. Someone just happens to post under your name on the Conservative Underground  gatorboy   Aug-19-09 01:00 PM   #25 
  - No- because cooking also includes food other then meat.  Mystayya   Aug-19-09 01:30 PM   #36 
     - But brain development  JonQ   Aug-19-09 02:01 PM   #38 
  - Interesting theory  blogslut   Aug-19-09 11:54 AM   #14 
  - Interesting but....  MGB67   Aug-19-09 12:31 PM   #15 
  - Domestication of the wolf and it's "genetic engineering" into the dog occured later  FarCenter   Aug-19-09 12:46 PM   #20 
     - Rudyard Kipling  MGB67   Aug-19-09 01:21 PM   #31 
  - and bread making led to the development of the civilized state  Generic Other   Aug-19-09 12:37 PM   #16 
  - And the turkey sandwich  havocmom   Aug-19-09 12:39 PM   #17 
  - And who did the cooking? Bet it wasn't the hunters  Generic Other   Aug-19-09 12:44 PM   #19 
     - Depends on the culture  JonQ   Aug-19-09 02:22 PM   #39 
        - What you describe sounds a bit like Utah!  Generic Other   Aug-19-09 04:03 PM   #42 
           - And mormons have been pretty successful  JonQ   Aug-19-09 04:23 PM   #44 
  - Possibly beer came before bread, and beer would certainly have led to civilisation  FarCenter   Aug-19-09 12:50 PM   #22 
     - Makes sense...fermented grain or rotten fruit  Generic Other   Aug-19-09 04:10 PM   #43 
  - Kansas City BBQ is the BEST!  Kansas Wyatt   Aug-19-09 12:53 PM   #23 
  - This is a load of crap  itsrobert   Aug-19-09 01:04 PM   #26 
  - Of course not.  jimcarlton32   Aug-19-09 01:09 PM   #29 
     - Neandrthals get a bad rap  MGB67   Aug-19-09 01:32 PM   #37 
  - I can totally see that  Capn Sunshine   Aug-19-09 01:05 PM   #27 
  - these "stories" are every bit as made up as the bible, yet we take them as gospel.  seabeyond   Aug-19-09 01:08 PM   #28 
  - so lightning struck a hickory tree  guitar man   Aug-19-09 01:13 PM   #30 
  - ## PLEASE DONATE TO DEMOCRATIC UNDERGROUND! ##  DU GrovelBot   Aug-19-09 01:26 PM   #33 
  - This explains why AL MS TX GA SC TN LA FL KY AR are so advanced. n/t  Papa Boule   Aug-19-09 02:31 PM   #40 

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