Re: Meat eating
Sat, 31 Jan 1998 16:45:45 EST

In a message dated 98-01-31 13:42:04 EST, you write:

<< > Primate canines are apparently primarily for male-male sexual dominance
> displays. The size of canines in primate is very closely correlated with
> how often males fight for females. Monogamous species have small canines
> and harem species have big ones.
> But, yes, many primates eat mostly fruit, including some putative
> and I think it is reflected in the teeth somehow.

Yet the chimpanzee, contrary to the claims of liberally blindered
have been shown to prefer meat as a food source. Even Dr. Goodall has
this. Since chimps are our closest existing relatives, I think that what some
fruit sucking lemur does is a little less relevant. Better yet is what
paleontologists find out about our ancestors like Home Heidelbergensis, Homo
Antecessor,, or Proto-Homo Sapiens preferred for a diet.

   Michael Lorrey

i dont think thats correct, they have a primarily vegetative diet, and sometimes they'll go on insane missions and kill other primates and eat them, sometimes their own kind, and they eat it raw, brains and all.

KOOKYMAMA!!!!!! danny