One of the most profound realisations that everyone who discovers and embraces Darwinism is bound to make at one point or another is that the mind can be understood via … [Read More...] about Evolutionary Psychology: The Key to Understanding the Mind
Stay away from food products with ingredient lists that feature compounds that even the most experienced chemists may have trouble identifying. Many artificial ingredients that are commonly believed to be safe may in truth be pernicious due to their evolutionary novelty. One such compound is the commonly used food additive titanium dioxide (E171), which has recently been found to disrupt gut homeostasis. (Previous tips)
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- A great article that sheds light on dark and overhyped sides of modern medicine
- A recent article in which Richard Dawkins discusses the importance of Charles Darwin
- A condensed description of the evolutionary mismatch concept as applied to the understanding and treatment of modern human illness
Compared with the Stone Age diet, the modern human diet is both excessive in NaCl and deficient in fruits and vegetables which are rich in K+ and HCO3- -yielding organates like citrate. With the modern diet, the K+/Na+ ratio and the HCO3-/Cl- ratio have both become reversed. Yet, the biologic machinery that evolved to process these dietary electrolytes remains largely unchanged, genetically fixed in Paleolithic time. Thus, the electrolytic mix of the modern diet is profoundly mismatched to its processing machinery.
- R. Curtis Morris Jr. et al.
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Hunter-gatherers tend to have plenty of leisure time. It’s often assumed that our primal ancestors lead harsh, arduous lives characterized by a constant struggle for survival. This idea conflicts with the findings of a number of investigations, including a recent study involving the Agta people of the Philippines. Some anthropologists have even gone as far as to call the society of our Stone Age ancestors the “original affluent society”. (Previous tidbits)
“In the distant future I see open fields for far more important researches. Psychology will be based on a new foundation, that of the necessary acquirement of each mental power and capacity by gradation”