An LPSG member and I discussed this way back because we disagreed on the subject of wheher Humans choose to eat meat and are not thus Omnivorous by nature or the reverse. I long ago said I would start a thread. Yes, I know the strict defintion of Omnivore is debatable but I'm using it here to as a genral label for adaptation not choice e.g. vegetarian or vegan. There are several other '-ivores' of course and as Humans we pretty much have the lot covered. Does the evidence suggest Humans have evolved as Omnivoires? For, while we can eat both meat and vegetable matter and other things, cooked or raw, our biology is not fully adapted to one to the exclusion of the other - i.e that we don't posses the full range of adapations typically defining Carnivores or Herbivores. Or, does over 2m years of eating meat combined with those partial adaptations suggest otherwise. After all, few mammals are entirely selective and one could argue most could be considered omnivorous - if you define that by being able to eat both meat and vegetable matter and not die then yes I agree, within reason. But is that enough? I'm sure not everyone at first thought would think of; Wolves as herbivores - because they do eat plenty of plant material or Chimps as carnivores - because they do kill and eat meat. To start off, here a a couple of opposing viewpoints on the subject of Human meat eating being 'natural'. Anti: How humans are not physically created to eat meat Pro: Comparative Anatomy Updated. Humans--Omnivores or Vegetarians?