Evolution, Cuisine and Romance

Greg Is Doing a Cafe Scientifique…“Evolution, Cuisine and Romance”i-b983cf1f8182e76cb8b06b2d940006d6-pplus.jpgThis Tuesday at the Bryant-Lake BowlFebruary 19, 7 p.m.The Bell Museum Blurb says:

Were the opposable thumb, an upright stance and a large brain were the most important evolutionary events in human history? According to Anthropologist Greg Laden, these and other traits are only the byproducts of the truly important evolutionary transitions for our species: the rise of romance and the evolution of cuisine. Join Laden for a discussion about the co-evolution of diet, sexual strategies, and society during the last five million years.

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14 thoughts on “Evolution, Cuisine and Romance

  1. Wow, what a concept..potato + fire = hot robosex.But seriously, I wish I could attend. I would throw in a piece of advice I give my male high school science students: learn to cook because the ladies love a man who knows his way around the kitchen. Then, I would go roll a few frames.Sounds like a great evening.

  2. I added a bit to that great piece of advice – if there are no ladies to impress, at least you eat well (and generally cheaper and healthier.)

  3. Hot robosex? Wow, I’d love to show you some inkblots!That is a tasteful drawing of a human female body. It represents the dual mysteries of gender similarity in humans (males and females are not very different compared to many other species) and the apparent fact that most of the sex differences are in derived female traits rather than derived male traits. This is virtually unique among mammals.Robosex is a TOTALLY DIFFERENT topic. We’ll cover that next week….

  4. the only retort a thinking man has for the often spoke metaphor of “unnecessary men” is indeed ” Robo Women render real women obsolete, use fewer resources, fuel less war, and generally cost less in the long run…”, but Bukowski said it best ” two pounds of warm hamburger, a thin necked vase, and some baby oil….”

  5. Sadly, Ill have to miss it. I assume from the figure you’ll be telling us the best to impress women is to take them to McDonald’s or Burger King for an order of super-sized fries. If not, hopefully one of the attendees will summarize it for me. Have fun!

  6. How to draw “Sparkette” is tasteful? That’s a pose reserved for “Hot Rod” cover photos or James Bond babes. The spud looks pretty hot too. Fries + fires = Serif

  7. I’m thoroughly tempted to skip out on my meeting tonight to see this. However, there will be only three of us. I suspect my absence would be noted.

  8. This may be of interest…’G.F. Miller, in his 1993 doctoral dissertation, made the startling claim that human creativity (and much of what we consider “human intelligence”) evolved as a “protean courtship device”…Miller suggested that our ancestors happened to favor mates who were more psychologically entertaining than average, rather than just those who had brightly colored hair or unusual size, perhaps because tactical unpredictability and creativity were especially important in competition for survival among socially intelligent hominids.’ (Freyd, 1994, p.123)ReferenceFreyd, J.J. (1994). Circling creativity. Psychological Science, 5, 33-37.

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