Interviewed on NPR Morning Edition, here’s an excerpt from the write-up:
But Durant says it’s a meat-based diet that was fundamental to early human development.
My colleague Chris Joyce has reported on how a meat-based diet helped make us smarter.
And paleoanthropologist John Hawks at the University of Wisonsin, Madison agrees. “We definitely evolved to eat meat.”
“When we look at the fossils of early homo (sapien) we see this immediate increase in the size of the body and also increase in the size of the brain,” Hawks explains.
You can almost hear the cognitive dissonance: NPR’s audience tends to believe in evolution, yet is also full of people ideologically set against meat. Solution? Make me sound like a meat-crazed carnivore who is only healthy despite eating meat. I’ll post some additional commentary a bit later.
Anyhow, it was a fun piece and many thanks to NPR.