Debating paleo dieters is often like debating creationists: sometimes, it's hard to know where to begin, their misunderstandings of evolutionary theory are so fundamental. When dealing with both crowds, I often feel I need to teach them a remedial course in evolutionary biology just to make sure words mean the same things to us. It's wearying and, for an undergrad like me, often a complete waste of time.
But thankfully, someone has taken the time to assault the entire paleodiet ideology from its foundations all the way up to its particulars. Below is the first installment of a brilliant video series by a YouTuber who goes by the handle of Primitive Nutrition. It'll give you a taste of how deeply paleo dieters misunderstand the basics of science and the major concepts in evolution. At the time of this post, I've watched four of the guy's videos, and am mightily, mightily impressed.
Watch the whole series. I'm going to, cuz I suspect it's worth every minute.