Alice C. Linsley
Culture and human ingenuity are rarely noted in the Evolutionist scheme. Instead, humans evolve mechanistically. No wonder many find the evolutionary view of human origins laughable and insulting.
Evolutionists maintain that our ancestors emerged in southern East Africa and evolved from fruit-eating primates to scavengers and then to hunters. Their bodies and social customs adapted to changing environmental conditions. This view is exemplified by the assumed gradual "development of lactose tolerance in adult humans—a genetic mutation selected for in populations that herd animals and consume dairy."
This reasoning fails to consider breast milk, goat milk and milk mixed with cow's blood. In other words, it reveals ignorance of African practices. In tribal areas, and among the nomadic Maasai, infants are typically breast fed for up to 6 years. By that age most children are able to tolerate cow milk, and if not cow's milk, goat's milk. Archaic East African peoples had cows and goats, as well as sheep.
Nubian goat milk
The Nubian goat has been herded by Nilotic peoples for thousands of years. Goat milk is more easily tolerated by children than cow's milk. An estimated 20 to 50 percent of all infants tested with cow's milk protein intolerance reacted adversely to soy proteins (Lothe et al., 1982), yet 40 percent tolerated goat milk proteins (Brenneman, 1978; Zeman, 1982).
|The Nubian goat is the oldest known species of goat
Goat milk fat normally has 35 percent of medium chain fatty acids (C6-C14) compared to cow milk fat 17 percent. Three are named after goats: Caproic (C6), caprylic (C8), capric (C10), totaling 15 percent in goat milk fat vs. only 5 percent in cow milk fat (See Table 1 here).
Capric, caprylic and other medium chain fatty acids are used to treat malabsorption syndrome, intestinal disorders, coronary diseases, pre-mature infant nutrition, cystic fibrosis, and gallstones. They provide energy and lower, inhibit and dissolve cholesterol deposits (Schwabe et al., 1964; Greenberger and Skillman, 1969; Kalser, 1971; Tantibhedhyangkul and Hashim, 1975, 1978).
The healthy Maasai
The Maasai of East Africa have a limited diet. It consists mostly milk and blood, which one might expect would result in a poor health. However, German researcher Nadja Knoll found the opposite proved true.
|Maasai making "porridge"
For lunch and dinner there is milk fermented in calabashes, producing a yoghurt-like drink with pro-biotic benefits. This is taken with "Ugali," a kind of polenta made from cornmeal and water.
According to this study the Maasai diet is more than 50 percent vegetarian. The preferred meat is that of sheep and goats. Cows are slaughtered and eaten only for ritual festivities, though their blood is draw once a month and mixed with milk. This mixture of milk and blood is taken at weddings, at rites of passage and is given as a tonic to the sick, the elderly, and women who have just given birth.
Bovine serum albumin (BSA) has an unusually high bioavailability, allowing for the absorption of many amino acids that aid healing and health. Studies show that the immunoglobulins extracted from healthy bovine peripheral blood are effective in boosting the immune system.
Similarly, Mongolian warriors preferred to ride lactating mares so they could use them as milk animals. However, in times of shortage, they slit a minor vein in their horse's neck to drain some blood into a cup. They mixed this drink either with milk or water.