Simple Concepts Humans Developed Surprisingly Recently

Nowadays, there’s a huge increased emphasis on chewing natural foods. Remaining away from GMOs, pesticides, and processed sugars is generally thought of as a good thing. Some call it the paleo nutrition and it’s a nature to harken back to a simpler experience, when our ancestors munch collected fresh fruit and hunted animals.

Going paleo is very noble and all, but the problem is: the floras and swine we dine are nothing like they were thousands of years ago, make a hundred years ago. Before test tubes were ever a part of the equation, we selectively bred everything from kine and chickens to apples and bananas. You’d barf in your mouth just looking at an OG banana, let alone trying to eat it. And kine? They were bred from their ancestors, cattle-like swine called aurochs, who would fuck you up if you tried milking them.

The food we eat today and think of as ordinary is just one example of an historic blindspot we have where we reckon banality objectives and hypothesis have been around eternally. But in this week’s escapade, Jack O’Brien is to participate in Michael Swaim and Teresa Lee to discuss how things like menu, compassion, racism and sorrowing dead children are all astonishingly recent developments.

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Footnotes :

Article: Cracked: 7 Concepts We Totally Take For Granted, Like White People

Article: Cracked: 6 Man-Made Things You Wholly Thought Were Natural

Article: Cracked: 5 Simple-minded Things You Won’t Believe Are Recent Inventions

Article: Seeker: Cows Almost Impossible to Domesticate, DNA Reveals

Article: Pacific Standard: How Lobster Got Fancy

Article: Gawker: ‘Breathtaking’ Document Reveals Pepsi’s Logo is Pinnacle of Entire Universe

Article: Period: The Invention of Teenagers

Article: The New York Times: Who’s White ?

Podcast: Duke University Center for Documentary Survey: Experiencing White, Part 1

Text: Ralph Waldo Emerson: English Traits

Article: The Atlantic: Thomas Jefferson: Revolutionary and Racist

Scholarly Article: Did The Ancients Care When Their Children Died ?

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