At 08:40 AM 1/13/99 -0700, Dick wrote:
>>Also, most primates aren't carnivores, and
>>as I recall, if they eat any flesh it's less
>>than 10% of their diet (the great apes are
>>strict vegetarians), and so the idea of a
>>human "hunting instinct" seems debatable.
>Actually, chimps will enthusiastically eat meat when the opportunity
>presents itself. They've even been known (very occasionally) to stalk and
>kill small animals for food. The other great apes do seem to be strict
IAN: I didn't say that chimps don't eat meat, I said flesh can be around 10% of their diet. That still doesn't make them carnivores, i.e., members of the Carnivora order.
"The more restrictions and prohibitions in the world, the poorer people get." Lao Tzu, "Tao Te Ching"