Dingo the Dissident

THE BLOG OF DISQUIET : Qweir Notions in the Armpit of Diogenes by DINGO the DISSIDENT binge-thinker since February 2008.
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Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Lieberman on Evolution

"We didn't evolve to be healthy,
but instead we were selected to have as many offspring as possible
under diverse, challenging conditions.
As a consequence, we never evolved to make rational choices about
what to eat or how to exercise in conditions of abundance and comfort.
What's more, interactions between the bodies we inherited,
the environments we create, and the decisions we sometimes make
have set in motion an insidious feedback loop:

We get sick from chronic diseases by doing what we evolved to do
but under conditions for which our bodies are poorly adapted,
and we then pass on those same conditions to our children,
who also then get sick."

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