Geographer, historian, and author Jared Diamond (1987) once referred to agriculture as the worst mistake in the history of the human race.

Geographer, historian, and author Jared Diamond (1987) once referred to agriculture as the worst mistake in the history of the human race.

Given about the health consequences of the domestication of plants and animals for humans, do you agree or disagree with this statement? Why or why not?

What type of lifestyle did humans evolve for and for how long?
How long has agriculture been around, relative to human evolution?
What were the benefits and drawbacks of agriculture?
How might humans behave differently today if it had not been for agriculture?
What are contemporary diseases that effect humans and what does that have to do with the invention of agriculture?

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