In Part IV, we established the following:
Our ancestors’ dietary shift towards ground-based foods, and away from fruit, did not cause an increase in our ancestors’ brain size.
Bipedalism was necessary to allow an increase in our ancestors’ brain size, but did not cause the increase by itself.
Bipedalism allowed Australopithecus afarensis to spread beyond the forest, [ . . . ]
⇒ Continue reading “Big Brains Require An Explanation, Part V:
Re-Orienting Ourselves In Time, and Why Are There “Southern Apes” In Ethiopia?”
For those who haven’t already seen the list of presenters, I will be speaking at the 2012 Ancestral Health Symposium in Cambridge, MA. My presentation is titled “What Is Hunger, And Why Are We Hungry?”, and I look forward to sharing it with you in August. As I wrote in the [ . . . ]
⇒ Continue reading “AHS 2012, Recommended Reading, and The Ascent And Descent Of Mountains In Winter”
Normally I’d be continuing my ongoing series on the evolutionary history of the human brain. However, there is yet another red meat scare story making the rounds—and many readers have asked me to analyze it. Should we really be eating less red meat?
I don’t like to spend my time debunking specific studies—because [ . . . ]
⇒ Continue reading “Always Be Skeptical Of Nutrition Headlines: Or, What “Red Meat Consumption and Mortality” (Pan et.al.) Really Tells Us”