Seems very interesting: The World Until Yesterday: What Can We Learn from Traditional Societies? http://www.amazon.com/The-World-Until-Yesterday-Traditional/dp/0670024813/ref=lh_ni_t Cheers, Pieter (more)
we used to live in very small communities of 5-15 members(most likely family members because we were always on the go, looking for food. when we discovered grains, everything changed... cities were built and the social aspect of humans changed a... (more)
A student told me that vampires probably were just people suffering from porphyrias. I guess psychopaths, aggressive people, shy people, ... could potentially be classified the same way. And maybe people that cut themselves just have too much iron... (more)
I guess most people would endow themselves with this quality, so perhaps it's a pointless question, but do you think the paleo eating movement is a natural end point for those of us who question everything and think for ourselves? Also, I wonder... (more)
I think that social-proof was in full effect during the paleolithic and pleistocene (we do say "monkey see monkey do" after all) and that it is human nature to "follow the crowd". Conformity is something that was clearly adaptive for a very long... (more)
I had this thought, partly inspired by the book "The Sheer Ecstasy of Being a Lunatic Farmer" by Joel Salatin who touches on it but doesn't explicitly take it further (at least yet). Then there was a question here on Paleohacks, was something like... (more)
I'm mainly referring to experimenting with the same sex, but curious about other norms. I find it highly likely that many of our ancestors had same-sex relations, especially since it's so common among other primates.
The social stigma to be 'attractive' is certainly nothing new. Likewise, it will never die. Everyone has their own way of dealing with this, and fierce opinions abound across a broad spectrum. With regards to being "Paleo", I think that concept... (more)
You know, I'd be lying if I said it wasn't important to me. The attention is nice. Looking in the mirror and seeing less of a fatass and more a of a lean machine every day feels good. Feeling better about how I look in my clothes feels GREAT. But... (more)
We all know that socializing, group activities were a key factor at any traditional, pre-industrial society: family, tribe or small town offered many opportunities, and the need to coordinate at the group level was basic starting at hunting large... (more)
Hi All, Do you feel that the Paleo lifestyle's emphasis on healthy living, if broadly applied, would lead to fewer people leading the 'unbalanced' lifestyle that great achievements often require? I don't think everyone should train like an... (more)
Absolutely just as anti depressants will be the death of art and music. Elite performance begins where rationality ends. One does not get to be the best tennis player or golfer by leading a balanced life. Instead elite performance in a world of... (more)
I take it we all agree that there are things that governments and society are doing that make it more difficult to live and eat well. Now, I'm sure we all come from a variety of ideological persuasions, but there are lots of areas where we could... (more)
Time for a social interaction question! If you have ever had your tolerance or manners slip, and you used rude speech or actions to make the point that you don't do certain Neolithic things or eat certain foods... I'd like to read about: 1:... (more)
I told some one that grains were food for slaves. The invention of domesticated grains was the the beginning of civilizations founded on slavery and forced labor whether it was government instituted servitude or capitalist it was still slavery,... (more)
Hey everyone, I just wondered how you deal with the social pressure to eat crap in situations where offending people is not a good idea (i.e., work). Yesterday we celebrated "Bosses Day" with mandatory cake...tomorrow we continue the celebration... (more)
My answer is usually honest, but sarcastic: "Because I'm a health freak and that stuff will kill you." And then I make some kind of ultra-serious face. They usually laugh and say something about me being crazy and that is that.
I'm quite dedicated to the paleo movement, to the health benefits, and the science behind. I love evolution, I am interested in a lot of things connected to all of that. But I am also very strong opponent of blaming or judging fat people. I am a... (more)
Paleohacks tends to attract well-informed people, so I expect to see some mind-blowing responses. I'm torn between global climate change and the current state of health in the western world. Et tu?
Pieter d's 'What can we do more besides diet?' question got me thinking. He scoped out social, psychological factors from that question. But I thought it warranted one of its own. I don't believe in complete Paleo re-enactment, but what social... (more)