[Sca-cooks] Vegan recipes

Antonia Calvo ladyadele at paradise.net.nz
Sun Oct 4 11:35:52 PDT 2009

Georgia Foster wrote:
> Primate
> sharp pointy  canine teeth

Have a look at your teeth and a look at say, a dog's, hmm?

The carnivore's got tiny peg-like incisors, big, conical pointed canines 
and flat scissor-blade carnassials.
You've got big, flat incisors, small, barely pointed canines that sit 
pretty much flush with your other teeth and blocky, grinding molars.

And primates are, on the whole, mainly vegetarian.  The big canines are 
mostly for show, and they too have big incisors and blocky, grinding molars.

> eyes in front

There are more reasons to have eyes in front than predation.  Lots of 
arboreal animals have eyes up front for the simple reason that you need 
stereoscopic vision to leap through the trees effectively.

> digestive system for purification

What the heck does that mean? Digestive system for *digesting*.  Humans 
have a super-extra-long gut that's good for digesting plant-sourced 
carbohydrates.  Carnivores typically have much shorter guts, since meat 
has less bulk and they have little need to digest carbs.  Similarly, 
serious carnivores can generally synthesize vitamin C but need taurine 
from dietary sources; we have to get vitamin C from food, but we can 
synthesise taurine. We might like meat, and it might even be 
nutritionally beneficial, but we're really set up to eat *mostly* plant 

Antonia di Benedetto Calvo

Habeo metrum - musicamque,
hominem meam. Expectat alium quid?
-Georgeus Gershwinus

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