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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Did Cooking Make Us Human? - Learning to cook created 'big brains'

Ran across this interesting article:

Cooking is something we all take for granted but a new theory suggests that if we had not learned to cook food, not only would we still look like chimps but, like them, we would also be compelled to spend most of the day chewing.

Without cooking, an average person would have to eat around five kilos of raw food to get enough calories to survive.
The daily mountain of fruit and vegetables would mean a six-hour chewing marathon.
It is already accepted that the introduction of meat into our ancestors' diet caused their brains to grow and their intelligence to increase.

Read the rest [here] and be sure to check out the video interview! Such an interesting concept. 

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