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Random thought of the day

If we assume that the commonly accpeted idea about early man is correct, that men were hunters and women gatherers, I wonder how much of that was simply because men are much more likely to be colour-blind, and therefore have a harder time differentiating bewteen poisonous and non-poisonous gathered food.

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kalivor
Oct. 13th, 2004 07:00 am (UTC)
I would think that it was because the women would need to breast feed the baby, and babies have a higher survival rate when brought gathering, as opposed to hunting ...
curgoth
Oct. 13th, 2004 07:34 am (UTC)
I always forget about the breats feeding...

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