If early humans had been vegans we might all still be living in caves, Swedish researchers suggested in an article Thursday.
When a mother eats meat, her breast-fed child’s brain grows faster and she is able to wean the child at an earlier age, allowing her to have more children faster, the article explains.
Hooray Meat! But wait, the LAT had to put in this caveat:
She notes, however, that the results say nothing about what humans today should or should not eat.
Ok, as philosophy major, I am obliged to point out that ‘is’ does not imply ‘ought’. But are we really to believe that this is not compelling evidence that some amount of meat is natural for the development of healthy children? Are we instead to believe that is acceptable to promote diets that yield slower-growing brains in children?
On the other hand, fewer and more feeble-minded children… [insert jab at the political left here].