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Offline eveheart

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Re: Are we more adapted to certain fruits?
« Reply #50 on: June 10, 2015, 09:36:48 pm »
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Err, Eveheart is Oriental/East Asian(I think??), not Europid.

Ancestrally, Mesopotamian (read: "Middle Eastern"). My taste and temperature preferences have always favored that region - barley over wheat, Mediterranean climate over harsh winters.

I grew up in NY, Massachusetts, and Vermont, escaping that climate when I was barely old enough to strike out on my own.
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Re: Are we more adapted to certain fruits?
« Reply #51 on: June 11, 2015, 01:13:13 am »
So in other words, we like to use shelter to keep the temperatures warmer than in the icy regions
Perhaps in  the depths of the palaeolithic era, when men were men and women were women, our hominid ancestors just went around starkers all the time while migrating all over the place. Clothes did not get invented until recently (170,000 years ago max.) and shelters of bones/wood etc. with animal hides for coverings  do not seem to have been invented until c 60,000 years ago, last I checked.
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Re: Are we more adapted to certain fruits?
« Reply #52 on: June 11, 2015, 02:58:47 pm »
Interestingly, fur seems to also protect against the heat since, apparently, the fur can also trap cold air in pockets.
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Re: Are we more adapted to certain fruits?
« Reply #53 on: June 11, 2015, 07:26:34 pm »
Interestingly, fur seems to also protect against the heat since, apparently, the fur can also trap cold air in pockets.
I seem to remember hearing that wool can keep one cool in the heat as well as warm in the cold, though perhaps I'm dreaming.

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It's quite simple. For us humans to be all adapted only to African foods, we would also have to be adapted to Africa in other ways, such as by having darker skin-colour, or longer limbs by comparison to the body(a heat-loss mechanism that  Sub-Saharan Negroes take advantage of) etc.etc. We do not have these characteristics, ergo we are not specially adapted to african foods.
If physical adaptations imply food adaptations, then since most of us do not currently have many of the physical adaptations of Neanderthals (not even folks who are more-Neanderthal than most, such as me), are we therefore possibly not well suited to their foods?
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Re: Are we more adapted to certain fruits?
« Reply #54 on: June 11, 2015, 09:04:21 pm »
If physical adaptations imply food adaptations, then since most of us do not currently have many of the physical adaptations of Neanderthals (not even folks who are more-Neanderthal than most, such as me), are we therefore possibly not well suited to their foods?
I merely pointed out that  it takes longer to adapt to different food-groups than it does to adapt to a hotter or colder climate. So that if we did indeed switch preferences wholesale so that our digestive systems no longer tolerated african foods, then we would alos by that time have adapted to the non-african climate in other ways.
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