On Wed, 17 Mar 2004 02:59:59 GMT, David Wright wrote:
If other apes can make their own needed C in their bodies,
why human, being just another "ape", cannot? As I said,
somewhere, in a book or news item and not a usenet post,
someone claimed this was a clue to human's consumption of a
lot of fruits daily to the effect of poisoning himself by
vitamin C. Those who could make C in themeselves died out
and the rest stayed around and we're the descendents.
The point is not vitamin C. The point is human dependence on
fruit consumption. One more time: If human consumption of
fruits have been so regular and substantial that it has had
evolutionary imprints on us (such as our inability to
manufacture C in our bodies), then how can Atkins Diet
proponents put the consumption of fruits aside without
worrying about _other_ evolutionary imprints that
consumption of large amounts of fruits has had in us?
Imprints like a number of other dependencies on fruits known
and unknown to us at this point.
If we stop eating fruits, we may lose much more than what a
"multivitamin" can provide. How do the Atkins' Diet freaks
sagi ke pArs koneh nemigireh.