A current rise in so-called “caveman” diets, books, exercise regimes and other trends demonstrates a cultural attempt to reclaim idealized prehistoric conditions for the modern human. In a rhetorical analysis of texts from this modern paleo culture, we identify what we call a “paleomyth” and illustrate how such lifestyle trends not only offer truncated understandings of evolutionary science, but more importantly how they offer a mythological narrative for paleo believers.
paleo, evolution, myth
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Schneider-Bateman, Gregory; and Homchick Crowe, Julie A. "Paleomythologies: The Spiritual Persuasion of Evolution." Poroi 14, Iss. 1 (2018): Article 2. https://doi.org/10.13008/2151-2957.1262