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by 10170 · January 04, 2013 at 8:24 AM

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)

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mila 0 · January 04, 2013 at 8:24 AM

His last book was not so interested as I expected. He isn't my hero

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by 678 · November 16, 2012 at 1:38 PM

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)

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CD 0 · November 16, 2012 at 1:37 PM

Not sure I accept your suggestion that we lived in small communities. New Guinea tribes were known to live in "family units" of 20 - 30 people which were part of a larger tribe which would have 200 - 300 people. Certainly not in the size we live... (more)

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by 8883 · April 24, 2012 at 3:32 PM

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)

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Amy_B_ 0 · April 24, 2012 at 3:32 PM

Violent, aggressive behavior and low impulse control have been tied to omega-3 deficiency. (They've done studies in prisons with supplementing n03 and have noticed dramatic reductions in violence.) I've begun to wonder if our overall societal... (more)

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by 1329 · January 08, 2012 at 6:31 PM

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)

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Im_with_Raquel 0 · January 06, 2012 at 11:49 PM

did this disappear

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by 2979 · January 09, 2012 at 1:33 PM

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)

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dzone 0 · May 06, 2011 at 12:40 AM

Probably none of you will get this but....ALL roads lead back to Rothschilds.

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by 106 · April 10, 2013 at 4:53 PM

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.

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Bread_Eating_Beelzebub 0 · March 15, 2011 at 6:21 PM

Hunter-gatherers practice homosexual behavior (mostly male-male). It's been studied in many instances, particularly in Melanesia. However, they do not have a homosexual identity in their cultures that we know of and few are exclusively... (more)

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by 18236 · March 11, 2011 at 6:36 PM

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)

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a_hut_full_of_spears 0 · March 11, 2011 at 1:36 AM

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)

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by 3428 · January 25, 2011 at 12:31 AM

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)

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jpet 0 · January 25, 2011 at 12:05 AM

Oh yes. I started paleo about three months before joining my Crossfit box. I had really great success with the diet those three months, but it was SO nice to all of a sudden be surrounded by people who just "got" my diet choices. It's odd now to... (more)

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by 762 · November 12, 2010 at 7:54 AM

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)

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P3christopher 0 · November 12, 2010 at 7:54 AM

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)

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by 1793 · November 10, 2010 at 8:32 PM

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)

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No_more_ 0 · November 09, 2010 at 10:52 PM

Restoration of home economics.

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by 10750 · March 14, 2012 at 2:16 AM

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)

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P3christopher 0 · October 30, 2010 at 2:56 PM

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)

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by 79 · July 29, 2013 at 6:26 AM

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)

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SanaA 0 · June 12, 2011 at 6:52 AM

I'd say take a bite and put the rest away. One bite doesn't hurt much, and you can actually say "it tasted good". If you become very tempted to continue, smell it until you can't feel the smell anymore. Oddly enough it makes me feel like I kind of... (more)

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by 4813 · April 05, 2011 at 6:30 AM

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)

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Risssa 0 · April 05, 2011 at 6:30 AM

I think that one point, that Yoannah is trying to make is their is a difference between: -Being healthy whatever your current size is -Any size can be healthy For me, the idea of being healthy whatever your current size is acceptance. That is... (more)

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by 486 · August 29, 2010 at 2:11 PM

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?

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by 2525 · December 31, 2010 at 9:49 AM

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)

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Mark_2 0 · August 27, 2010 at 8:20 PM

I would recommend Paul Shepard's Coming Home to the Pleistocene. [Pleistocene is essentially synonymous with paleolithic here.] His life's work was examing what makes us human. From the dust jacket: "Throughout his long and distinguished... (more)