Catching Fire

by Richard W. Wrangham

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  • @isabelleboemeke @tferriss Wrangham makes the case for one form of techno-biological co-evolution. His thesis is that cooking made us human. By outsourcing some human metabolism to the fire pit, natural selection had more slack capacity to work with for brain development. to Tweet

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In this stunningly original book, renowned primatologist Richard Wrangham argues that "cooking" created the human race. At the heart of "Catching Fire" lies an explosive new idea: The habit of eating cooked rather than raw food permitted the digestive tract to shrink and the human brain to grow, helped structure human society, and created the male-female division of labor.

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