Versión en Español

Contents

Alleged Discrepancies

Article Reprints

Audio Resources

Bible Bullets

Darwin Day Debate

Decisive Designs

E-Books

“In the News”

Reason & Revelation

Research Articles

Scripturally Speaking

Sensible Science

Resources

Discovery for Kids

Examine the Evidence

Home Study Courses

Feedback

Subscribe

A.P. Information

About AP

Contact AP

Copyright Statement

Help AP

Privacy Statement

Speaking Schedules

A.P. Scientists and
Auxiliary Writers


Usage Guidelines

E-mail Newsletter

RatePoint Site Seal





Apologetics Press :: In the News

New Evolutionary Diet Starves the Intellect
by Kyle Butt, M.A.

Printer version | Email this article

As the New Year begins, many Americans are casting a disgusting look in the mirror and seeing the evidence that last year, not only did they fail to lose the 10 pounds they had hoped to drop, but they actually gained more weight. As these frustrated individuals ponder how to keep that same thing from happening this year, new diet plans loom large in their future. Since dieting and exercise are on most resolution lists, many journalists and publishers unveil new books and diet plans designed to aid the hopeful resolver with his/her goals for the year. One such writer, Casey Schwartz, recently reviewed a new book titled The New Evolution Diet: What Our Paleolithic Ancestors Can Teach Us About Weight Loss, Fitness and Aging written by Arthur De Vany.

De Vany’s book suggests that “our hunter-gatherer ancestors, who roamed the earth in 40,000 B.C.” (Schwartz, 2010) had a better diet than modern humans. Additionally, the “New Evolution Diet suggests sporadic bursts of vigorous exertion—sprinting, or playing basketball—and urges an end to endless dull hours of cardio at the gym. Much better to impersonate our distant ancestors, who would have had a mad dash to kill prey and haul it back to camp” (2010).

The problem with De Vany’s book is that there were no humans living in 40,000 B.C. because the Earth is not even that old (Thompson, 2004). Furthermore, the entire book is based on the false idea that humans actually evolved over millions of years. In addition, the use of the word “Evolution” in the title is extremely misleading. Here is why. De Vany says that “a baby born 40,000 years ago was no different genetically than a baby born today” (Schwartz, 2010). So what “evolution” has taken place in that period of time? None. While the merits or demerits of De Vany’s diet are not under consideration, his use of the false theory of evolution to sell his idea is. It may be true that high fructose corn syrup and French fries are not healthy food choices, but it is not true that this has anything to do with evolution. In fact, the unhealthy habit of ingesting evolutionary propaganda should be something we all try to jettison from our diets this year.

REFERENCES

Schwartz, Casey (2010), “New Evolution Diet: Eat Like a Caveman,”  http://news.yahoo.com/s/dailybeast/11668_newevolutiondietinsulinandobesityhowtoeatlikeacaveman/print.

Thompson, Bert (2004), “The Bible and the Age of the Earth,” http://www.apologeticspress.ws/pdfs/e-books_pdf/BibleAge.pdf.



Copyright © 2011 Apologetics Press, Inc. All rights reserved.

We are happy to grant permission for items in the "In the News" section to be reproduced in their entirety, as long as the following stipulations are observed: (1) Apologetics Press must be designated as the original publisher; (2) the specific Apologetics Press Web site URL must be noted; (3) the author’s name must remain attached to the materials; (4) any references, footnotes, or endnotes that accompany the article must be included with any written reproduction of the article; (5) alterations of any kind are strictly forbidden (e.g., photographs, charts, graphics, quotations, etc. must be reproduced exactly as they appear in the original); (6) serialization of written material (e.g., running an article in several parts) is permitted, as long as the whole of the material is made available, without editing, in a reasonable length of time; (7) articles, in whole or in part, may not be offered for sale or included in items offered for sale; and (8) articles may be reproduced in electronic form for posting on Web sites pending they are not edited or altered from their original content and that credit is given to Apologetics Press, including the web location from which the articles were taken.

For catalog, samples, or further information, contact:

Apologetics Press
230 Landmark Drive
Montgomery, Alabama 36117
U.S.A.
Phone (334) 272-8558
http://www.apologeticspress.org




Web site engine code is Copyright © 2003 by PHP-Nuke. All Rights Reserved. PHP-Nuke is Free Software released under the GNU/GPL license.
Page Generation: 0.076 Seconds