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Scott Hanson
06-08-2009, 12:49 PM
Interesting program today on NPR's On Point. The guest was a Harvard primatologist who postulates that cooking was the pivotal event in evolution of homo sapiens (increased food quality):

http://www.onpointradio.org/2009/06/cooking-and-human-evolution

He doesn't seem to espouse a paleo-diet for modern humans, however. He makes a comment to a self-described "raw food vegan" that the ancestral diet isn't necessarily the optimal diet.