Monday, August 2, 2010

Meat. And Storytelling.

I couldn't help but listen to this story from NPR...a bit of human evolutionary history coupled with mention of "storytelling" as uniquely human behavior (you have to listen closely for that last bit, but it's in there).

Further proof that barbecue is good for you. Mmmmm.

"Meat, Fire, and the Evolution of Man" by Christopher Joyce

Any day I can mention barbecue and storytelling in the same post is a good day.

4 comments:

Jamie Eyberg said...

I wonder what would have happened if they would discovered beer before fire. We probably still wouldn't have fire.

Danielle Ferries said...

Beer is good, but I do love barbecue.

Aaron Polson said...

Jamie - Funny how the Enlightenment started when people started to drink tea and coffee (the only other drinks besides booze which were "safe" to drink before we learned to boil water). Sober folks up, and they start thinking, I suppose.

Danielle - How's about beer with the barbecue? Now there's heaven.

Rabid Fox said...

Mmm. Barbecue.