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Even though I can appreciate you may have multiple things on the go at one time... supplying one source as a basis for your bold statement that the "vegetarian versus meat-eater stand off is over" and then dictating to others your personal beliefs/opinions on the topic without further information appears to have a clear bias in your favor/agenda
I see all these omni's being very defensive in this thread.. I have not seen one Vegetarian or Vegan dictating to people how to eat
Originally posted by woodwardjnr
If it wasn't for the invention of cooking foods, meat in particular, we would not have evolved into the humans we are today. The discovery of cooking allowed the human to take on more energy from digestible cooked meats. This meant we had more energy to do other things like hunt and gather, pro create, whatever. It has been part of our evolution. It also increased the size of our brains which improved our intelligence
It's true that people probably eat too much processed meat today, but within moderation it will do you no harm and will do you good.
Here's some info
Without cooking, an average person would have to eat around five kilos of raw food to get enough calories to survive.
The daily mountain of fruit and vegetables would mean a six-hour chewing marathon.
It is already accepted that the introduction of meat into our ancestors' diet caused their brains to grow and their intelligence to increase.
No, no, no, no,no. You're wrong. Our morphology is absolutely NOT set intended to digest meats. our digestive tract is very long, and yes, longer than a typical omnivore's relative to our size.[and DON'T talk about canines being large. Baboons have the largest canines in the primate order, and they do not consume meat.] I have been studying anthropology for my entire academic career and, the reality is, there was very, very little meat-eating being done.
I am constantly asked why i'm a vegan, everyone tries to scrutinize everything I do.
WHY do you eat meat? do you have a good reason? do you have an informed reason? 'it just tastes good' is not funny, it's not cute, and it's an insult to our intelligence. The fact is, you have probably never thought about it. The meat industry [read: VERY cruel and VERY wasteful factory farms] uses grains to feed cows, where the cow feeds twenty people but the grain used could feed 100 people. Meat is bad for our entire planet.
I don't care if you want to eat it, that's fine. When you get colon cancer from all of the polyps building up in there, you'll wish you'd thought about it more. But don't spread this terrible misinformation when it's clearly wrong.
youtu.be... I challenge you to sit through the entire film, and think about it. and don't turn it off and complain 'propaganda'. ITS NOT. Do you have kids? You feed this to your kids and you don't care where it comes from? what it really is ?
moral schizophrenia is very rampant in these arguments. Why do you eat pigs, wear cows, and love dogs? What makes the cow different? Purpose bred is a false argument, because we shouldn't be dominating anyone. YOu people piss and moan about tyranny and this entire industry is a holocaust. I realized it when I worked at Texas roadhouse, I bit into a hamburger, and suddenly I felt extremely sick, thinking about the horrific treatment of the cows. and all the waste. I went outside, and wept. Then I quit my job. I've lost 47 pounds [I was a fat idiot], and people are stunned when they learn I am a vegan, I have a very muscular build. and girls whistle from cars once and a while.
vegan revolution, people.
edit on 22-3-2012 by DarwinVsJesus because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by yamammasamonkey
reply to post by Char-Lee
I eat meat of all kinds (moderately), I don't like zoos at all, they make me sad.edit on 21-3-2012 by yamammasamonkey because: Ishbfj
Originally posted by purplemer
reply to post by torqpoc
Science books are your friend.
Yes they are my friends. I quoted from a peep review paper in my OP. Maybe you should try quoting from them too. They are your friends too....!