posted on Jun, 15 2008 @ 03:00 PM
Simply we are designed to eat everything, though I do believe most people eat more meat than they require. But nothing can keep the human body running
at peak efficiency (in the wild, that is living off the land) as meats. I live in Alaska, a person would starve to death without meats for their sheer
caloric potency. There is not enough food to subsist off during the fall and winter. Fruits and vegetables simply do not have enough calories for a
hunter gatherer to live off, we would have to be like cattle constantly eating and searching for food to survive. Fact is mankind was not built to
live only in one climate. Some climate we could live off fruits and vegetables just fine, they are plentiful and hunting is unnecessary. Some places
people must fish to survive, fish is the main calorie source and the gathering of vegetables and fruit is limited by either season or locale. Same
thing with wild meats. Drier climates do not have enough water to supply adequate moisture for plants to be numerous enough for survival. So we must
balance our diets according to where we live.
However, in the modern day we have largely removed ourselves from this and diet is now simply of preference.
Oh and to quote an incorrect statement from the webpage the graph supplied-
"Undoubtedly, all of these [meat-containing] diets were adequate to support growth and life to an age of successful reproduction. To bear and raise
offspring you only need to live for 20 to 30 years, and fortuitously, the average life expectancy for these people was just that. The few populations
of hunter-gatherers surviving into the 21st Century are confined to the most remote regions of our planetlike the Arctic and the jungles of South
America and Africasome of the most challenging places to manage to survive. Their life expectancy is also limited to 25 to 30 years and infant
mortality is 40% to 50%. Hunter-gatherer societies fortunately did survive, but considering their arduous struggle and short lifespan, I would not
rank them among successful societies."
Obviously the writer is ignoring the Eskimo, Aleut, Inuit and all the other arctic dwellers. Heart disease is virtually unknown to them. Due to diets
with extreme amounts of fish, they also consume huge amounts of omega 3 fatty acids. Life expectancy is amazingly high, besides high rate of accidents
and death due to exposure.
"No sharp pointed front teeth. I believe the two canines teeth are a futile attempt of our bodies to adapt to what we and our forefathers have
stuffed in our mouth."
Take a look at a bear's skull. Their teeth besides being proportionately larger are very similar to our own. The have molars just like ours, flat
with ridges. Yes they have massive canines but bears never had spears did they? Further more they eat and require much more meat proportionately than
Hmm, I think I touched on all of the important issues. I'm not saying a vegan diet is bad, shoot it greatly reduces carcinogens and free radical
production. I'm just saying mankind could not have gotten to where we are today without some good old steaks.