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.
Keywords: paleo, evolution, myth
How to Cite:
Schneider-Bateman, G. & Homchick Crowe, J. A., (2018) “Paleomythologies: The Spiritual Persuasion of Evolution”, Poroi 14(1), 1-28. doi: https://doi.org/10.13008/2151-2957.1262
Rights: Copyright © 2018 Gregory Schneider-Bateman, Julie A. Homchick Crowe