Cooking May Have Made Us Human

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Cooking May Have Made Us Human

Post by cookietran » Thu Aug 20, 2020 8:34 pm

Anthropologist Richard Wrangham, author of Catching Fire: How Cooking Made Us Human believes that the discovery of cooked food led to evolutionary changes resulting in a smaller and different digestive system based on a higher-quality diet, mainly relying on cooked meat. In an interview on NPR's Science Friday (text and audio), Professor Wrangham explores concepts such as the digestive costs of food, the benefits (or lack thereof) of raw diets, and a distinct preference in Great Apes for cooked food over raw.

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Re: Cooking May Have Made Us Human

Post by Minimalist » Fri Aug 21, 2020 8:09 am

If you have a link to the story feel free to post it.
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Re: Cooking May Have Made Us Human

Post by circumspice » Sun Aug 23, 2020 11:06 am

I second that request.
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