Human Evolution and the Cooking of Food

Café Scientifique: Human Evolution and the Cooking of Food
Tuesday, January 19, 2010, 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m.
Bryan-Lake Bowl Theater
Tickets $5-$12

Call 612-825-8949 for reservations

The cooking of food had a major impact on human evolution, thanks in large part to innovations and activities by females of our species. The invention of cooking transformed most environments on this planet into habitable ones. Anthropologist and popular science blogger Greg Laden explores the role of food and cooking in shaping our species and its evolutionary success.

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3 Responses to “Human Evolution and the Cooking of Food”

  1. December 19th, 2009 at 8:51 am

    a daughter's mother says:

    MPR just had a program on this and it was fascinating. The direction they took it was into causation of obesity. Since we evolved to eat raw food, our guts are too efficient when it comes to cooked and processed foods, and we use and store more per calorie. Thus a calorie is not just a calorie equal to every other calorie, and the raw calories make us less fat.

  2. December 24th, 2009 at 11:12 am

    Natalie says:

    Are you going to incorporate romance into it, again?

  3. December 25th, 2009 at 12:57 am

    Greg Laden says:

    This is going to be mostly romance. More than last time.

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