Time for Thorns

An independent view on life.

Eating animals…

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…changed us and them.   First you have the conundrum of human teeth and jaws becoming smaller as they became meat-eaters,  about half a million years before cooking caught on.   The theory is that early man used  stone tools  to slice the meat and to pound the plants so that the food could be consumed instead of endlessly chewed.

Cooking solved the majority of that problem,  so it’s unsurprising that man promptly began looking for food sources that it could control instead of having to hide  from predators  competing for the same food sources.   Modern domesticated animals are  vastly different  from their ancient ancestors because we have made them so for our convenience and nourishment.

 

 

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Written by timeforthorns

March 10, 2016 at 11:52 pm

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