posted on Jun, 15 2008 @ 03:38 PM
Uhh, It's called evolution. Monkeys herbivores. The got down from the trees, got to harsher environments where there aren't any bananas, only i.e.
snow and sabretooth tigers and mammoths or desert with camels, etc. Humans started eating that. We have the characteristics of herbivores, because we
evolved from them, but we became omnivores.
If you take a skeleton of a human 100000 years ago, you'll find stronger, bigger, sharper teeth. If you continue forward from there, you will find
that people found fire, people learned to cook, to prepare food and they acquired milder organisms, enough to eat cooked meat. After a while the
appendix became useless, but it contained the immune system cells that digested raw meat.
Humans were hunters, they hunted and ate millions of mammoths.
No, at the moment we aren't adapted to eat raw meat, but rather, to eat cooked meat, plus vegetables, plus minerals. The organism adapts gradually to
it's environment to survive better. But a long time ago we were the meanest carnivores around. Right now, if you take the food we eat with all the
additives and preservatives and colorings and other chemicals and give it to somebody 500 years ago, you are likely to kill him. Maybe in 100 years
much less things will be poisonous for us, as the organism adapts, but we definitely had enough time to adapt to raw meant and then divert from it
toward softer, cooked meat.