Sunday, 17 May 2009

Quote of the day 17th May

…we have not spent the last 65 million or so years finely honing our physiology to watch Oprah.

Like it or not, we are the product of a very long process of adaptation to a harsh physical existence, and the past couple centuries of comparative ease and plenty are not enough time to change our genome.

We humans are at our best when our existence mirrors, or at least simulates, the one we are still genetically adapted to live.

And that is the purpose of exercise.



  1. nice :) although I am sure he meant 6 million years as that was the time the first hominid came about. 65 million years ago there were dinosaurs and not hominids.

  2. Mammals began to flourish around 65 million years. :)