I have nothing against vegans & vegetarians. I actually admire & envy them for their discipline, commitment & virtue. There was a time I wanted to be a vegetarian. Animal conservation is one of my deepest & long-held passions. So, there was a time, way, way back when I felt that I could not be as committed to animal conservation if I continued to eat meat & wear leather.
I am also a REALIST.
I realized very quickly that I could never be a vegetarian, let alone a vegan. Definitely, definitely NOT a vegan. Not meat. Not eggs. Not cakes. Not chocolates. CHEESE. Yes, Cheese. I love cheese. I can live for days on cheese. That said, I no longer eat much cheese! SMILE. I have cut back. Cheese was ONE of my poisons; why I constantly struggle with my weight. Now I only eat cheese every 4th day. 3 days WITHOUT cheese, then a day with cheese & then 3 days of absenteeism. Still need to lose weight, but it helps.
So, this post is not a dig at vegans. One of my BEST friends has been a strict vegan for nearly a year — & he has done real good. But, he is a better man that I (which is NOT difficult).
The only point I want to make is that WE would not be here if our ancestors were vegans. Ditto if they had all been gay. Simple, valid observation & point.
We are WE because of our unique & superior brains — much of that having to do with the size of our brain compared to the size of our body. We have BIG brains.
Meat helped our brains grow.
Maybe they might have grown without meat — BUT we will never know. Our ancestors ate meat with relish. Our brain size started increasing as they started eating meat. Was NOT a coincidence. You get more ‘energy’ from meat than from an equal weight of ‘salad’. Irrefutable.
Just an observation. Just wanted to make sure you had thought about it.
Evolution, at least within our niche in the world (meaning the ‘Ape’ family (& i.e., Hominoidea)) seems to have STOPPED.
Chimps & gorillas don’t seem to be getting any smarter? Shouldn’t they. That is how we came to be us. We evolved. While I don’t expect chimps to be us, why haven’t they got CLOSER.
Also, within the ‘Homo Erectus‘ family. There were a LOT of splits & we & the Neanderthals lived side-by-side for quite a long time.
NO MORE. We are alone.
How come we haven’t seen a SPLIT?
Worth THINKING about. Well worth THINKING about.
I came home & serendipitously found this book. I have been listening to it, as an Amazon Audible (for FREE), yesterday & today — during my 100-minute walks.
Bingo. The book addresses my concern right up front.
So, it would appear that this was a GOOD THINK.
I am not done yet. The book hasn’t answered all my questions. But, it has given me more to TH
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