• Question: why can we not go back to being monkeys

    Asked by auks1nona on 26 Apr 2024.
    • Photo: Martin McCoustra

      Martin McCoustra answered on 26 Apr 2024:

      We might not be able to de-evolve but there’s nothing to stop you abandoning the trappings of our species and going to live like a monkey in a rain forest. But remember, you won’t have any medicine or technology, you’d have to look for food and eat it raw as you won’t have fire… and humans are good prey for larger predators!

    • Photo: Angela Douglas

      Angela Douglas answered on 30 Apr 2024:

      Great answer below. I’d echo that but you can choose to live a life with less modern things and try to live on what grows around you. Maybe studying them or watching them can me a good alternative?