posted on Apr, 24 2005 @ 11:51 AM
Sounds like Silly Science to me. I know plenty of Vegans who are as dumb as a box of rocks. (although this does not mean that all vegans are dumb, so
don't attack me) Intelligence was driven by our interaction with the environment around us and by the increasing need to communicate. Sure, chemical
compounds can effect our system but to say that a diet of fruit will make you a genius or your offspring smarter sounds like a load of bunk to me.
When you consider that we evolved as Omnivores and went from a puny brain to our current state eating everything and anything, this whole premise
doesn't hold water. We never evolved as strictly fruit eaters. There are some slanted studies that may suggest this but they are not very accurate.
Our ancestors ate a widely varied diet and the brain has developed since the time when hunting meat began. While I think that a diet high in fruits,
nuts and vegetables, and low in meat protein is far healthier, it in no way indicates that the evolution of the human brain is connected to fruit
consumption. The Brain developed due to survival needs. The more you can process data the better you are going to be able to fit into a changing
There are plenty of fruit eating species in the world and I have yet to see one with the intelligence even as low as George Bush who is a Texan meat
eater. I guess I will make an exception for Parrots who seem to do better with the English language than he does.