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15 May 2013

Paleofantasy: What Evolution Tells Us About Sex, Diet, and How We Live

For the week of May 19th, 2013
Humans continually strive to improve their living conditions. But some researchers suggest that behaviors from our pre-historic past remain relevant today. For instance, was a Stone Age diet heavy on meats but scarce on grains actually healthier? And should we lose the running shows and focus instead on short, intense workouts? U of M Researcher Marlene Zuk discusses her new book, Paleofantasy: What Evolution Really Tells Us About Sex, Diet and How We Live.

  • Guest: Marlene Zuk, Professor of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior at the University of Minnesota and author of “Paleofantasy: What Evolution Tells Us About Sex, Diet, and How We Live”
  • Issues: Why idealizing prehistoric human life is a fallacy; Where this evolutionary nostalgia comes from; Is today‚Äôs culture evolving faster than our ability to adapt to it?
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