[extropy-chat] what is the upside / advantage of meat ?
user at dhp.com
Fri Sep 22 23:14:11 UTC 2006
On Fri, 22 Sep 2006, The Avantguardian wrote:
> Since by the time eating red meat kills you, you will
> probably have had whatever children you are going to
> have, natural selection does not penalize this
> behavior. Instead it rewards it with greater
> reproductive success since eating meat in your youth,
> makes you strong enough to escape predators, beat up
> your banana-eating rivals, and mate at an earlier age
> than otherwise.
Great - this is the idea I was getting at. You say "(eating meat) rewards
it with greater reproductive success since eating meat in your youth makes
you strong enough to escape predators, beat up your banana-eating rivals,
and mate at an earlier age", and I don't know whether that is true or not,
and that is essentially what I am trying to find out.
Do you, in fact, agree with that statement you made, or was it just Devils
Advocate ? If you do agree with it, can you conjecture as to how that is
possible ? What is the basis of the benefits you speak of ?
(or to repeat my original question, what is the upside of eating meat ? :)
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