The Pseudo-science of Human Evolution

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Most people believe we evolved from a brutish, flesh-eating, thick-headed race of primitive ape. Think about whenever our apparent evolutionary ancestors are portrayed: usually it’s as grunting, club-yielding knuckle-scrapers (the term has entered our vernacular as a euphemism for stupidity) dragging women-folk around by the hair while gnawing on a severed raw leg of pterodactyl. People by and large accept this bizarre…

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Marc Westley

Marc Westley

M.Phil from the Uni of Glasgow. Currently researching the history of meat eating and the nexus between morality, religion and veganism