Polifemo de Oro wrote:
malc laney wrote:
Does Mr.P not think that we could evolve ?
In a word? No. I see no evidence of it.
I agree. Whether through Darwinian or Lamarckian evolution it is hard to conceive of circumstances that would favour vegetarianism so much as to lead to digestive tract changes in us as a species
such that we could/would no longer eat meat.
Even scenarios of isolated communities/sects that had/ate no meat break down because it is just about inconceivable that over many generations meat would not be introduced and taken up by at least some members or visitor-mates (unless they were banished) so influencing the inheritance of the digestive tract characteristics.
Even assuming a community maintained a purely vegetarian lifestyle, the timescale for the evolution of the gut changes would be so lengthy that during our own lives we would, to quote Mr P. "see no evidence of it."
As mc1 points out, it is however perfectly possible to adapt to a vegetarian diet, getting adequate variety and quantity of nutrients from it.
As to classical guitarists, well there do seem some here who enjoy chewing their fellow guitarists.