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a quick rant

To those who wax poetic about how we're "not meant" to consume artificial sweeteners/chemicals/meat/antibiotics, be exposed to loud noises, wear shoes, what have you -

Stop going on like "natural" means "perfect". You know what else is "organic"? Poison ivy! And deadly nightshade! And arsenic! And until you are willing to forego all medicine, plumbing, and soap, and accept that your lifespan is "meant" to be no more than 30 or 40 years, I'm not going to buy that we're "meant" to eat the same diet as our hunter-gatherer ancestors.

Part of what makes humans so nifty is our adaptability. Sure, some things are healthier than others, and it's certainly worth studying to figure out what works and what doesn't. But your personal experience, however enlightening, does not automatically extrapolate to the entire human race.

Gah.

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dyta93
Nov. 10th, 2008 08:27 pm (UTC)
Yeah, bet they didn't think of the harm that chocolate wrapper has caused or how corn screams when it is harvested.

But as far as the hunter-gatherer diet goes, I've tried the acorn flat cakes and roasted raccoon and it isn't on my top of my favorite meals. However fire roasted sparrows could easily be the "natural" form of chicken nuggets, the bones do give a nice crunch.

Maybe they just need a nice hot cup of hemlock tea. Totally natural.

Yeah, those people bug me.

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