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Unformatted text preview: became our common ancestors who lead to the evolution of our upright posture and, much later, our brains. He explains that this hypothesis replaces the previously prevailing notion that attributes our humanity to the mental abilities required for males to track down and slay prey. All in all, Stanford argues that meat eating was part of a fundamental behavioral and dietary shift in humans. Without it, our species may have not developed into what it is today. Those who control key resources control others who need it; Stanford explains that an important element of the evolution of patriarchal human societies has been the role of meat as such a controllable resource. What makes humans unique is meat. Humans’ desire for, the eating of, the hunting, and the sharing is all part of human culture; even since the very beginning....
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This note was uploaded on 04/30/2008 for the course WRTG 1001 taught by Professor Hidekinakazano during the Spring '08 term at University of Colorado Denver.
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