Hunting meat helped humans grow larger brains and win at evolution.
According to a study by Lund University in Sweden eating meat also allowed humans to breastfeed their children for shorter periods and give birth to more offspring.
Researchers Elia Psouni, Martin Garwicz and Axel Janke studied 70 species' diet patterns and found that meat was the deciding factor in evolutionary success. Because the brains of meat eaters' offspring developed faster, they could stop feeding their child sooner and reproduce again.
The difference between us and the great apes, which has puzzled previous researchers, seems to depend merely on the fact that as a species we are carnivores, whereas gorillas, orangutans and chimpanzees are herbivores or omnivores.
The researchers emphasized that the study is only about how humans were able to take over the Earth and doesn't imply anything about what we should eat today.
I’ve just got too much on my plate right now and my own business has to come first.
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Going green cost rural electric ratepayers in Minnesota more than $70 million last year, according to the Minnesota Rural Electric Association (MREA). The MREA represents about fifty mostly small, rural electric co-ops and utilities which serve more than 625,000 Minnesota homes and businesses.
“It’s an enormous subsidy. You have to add wind power, whether you need it or not,” said Mark Glaess, MREA executive director. “Right now we’re paying for wind we don’t need, we can’t use and can’t sell.”
What has happened to the taxpayers of Minnesota will also happen to the taxpayers of Australia.
The Gillard government’s Clean Energy legislation is an attempt to dictate market supply and demand, and it will produce the failure that this kind of central planning always produces – a massive waste of taxpayers’ money. As a result, Australian taxpayers have to pay energy costs well above current market levels at a time when their disposable income has become more and more restricted. It’s yet another demonstration of the folly of central planning.