I think the article was circulating in the Paleosphere of one of the top bloggers or even WAPF. Can't remember! If I remember correctly, the article showed that although we have 98.5% similar genetic material, our digestive systems are really different from chimpanzees. So it was dissing how some try to push the vegetarian angle using the chimp (and another primate)-human digestive system similarities. I'm not talking about the blog post Scientific American picked up on recently. If anything, it was probably an article written to dispute that. Ironically, I'm asking because a colleague wants to go Paleo and she came across SA's post and asked me what I thought. My reply was that we diverged from there and grew a smaller digestive tract and bigger brains due to meat consumption but if I could put my cursor on that ellusive article I'm searching for, my brain could relax a bit.
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on June 09, 2013
at 01:29 PM
Well, not so recent anymore, but this points squarely to the work of Barry Groves, which did the following presentation for the Weston A Price Foundation - I believe this is what you're referring to. I wish his work were better known in the PaleoHacks crowd as it's very coherent and important.
Video of the presentation: Homo Carnivorus (video).
on May 03, 2013
at 08:41 AM
According to Richard Wrangham, meat is part of the answer to our smaller GI tract - cooking is the other. Here is a digest (sorry - no pun intended) of his book
on February 22, 2013
at 01:39 AM